Writings of the general word's body

Monday, August 14, 2006

still on the nmas

Talk show host and one of the organisers of the NMA awards, Soni Irabor, poses (left) with Taka Kpanja, who I learned is the current Miss ECOWAS.

Above is veteran Nigerian musician, Sonny Okosun who, almost from a sense of responsibility, came onstage everytime an artiste won who was not present - to accept awards on their behalf. He did this for several singers of the younger generation, referring to one or two as "my son".

Okosun also received a Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, saying he was accepting for Fela "because he is alive; music never dies."

Another veteran, Sir Victor Uwaifo, got an award on the night for his evergreen song, Joromi.

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