Google Celebrates Christy Essien-Igbokwe’s Posthumous Birthday
Google took to its doodle to celebrate the 58th posthumous birthday of Nigeria’s Lady of Songs, Mrs. Christy Essien-Igbokwe.
In a tweet by Google on Sunday, the tech giant said Igbokwe “used her fame to highlight social issues such as the abuse of women and children.”
The celebration comes five years when the Lady of Songs died after a brief illness in Lagos State.
Mrs. Igbokwe was born in Akwa Ibom state on November 11, 1960, and was an actress and singer known as “Nigeria’s Lady of Songs.”
She was fluent in her native language of Ibibo. She also spoke and sang in English, Yoruba and Igbo giving her music a broad appeal across cultural and tribal lines.
Among her many popular releases, the inspirational record “Seun Rere” became a rallying cry within Nigeria.
The Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages that commemorate holidays, events, achievements and people.
Our #GoogleDoodle in Nigeria today honours the life of Christy Essien Igbokwe’s 58th Birthday. ‘Nigeria’s Lady of Songs’ who used her fame to highlight social issues such as the abuse of women and children. pic.twitter.com/tFEOlJ361p
— Google in Africa (@googleafrica) 11 November 2018