NIGERIAN GLOBAL STAR: Omoge man; Mike Okri

In 1988, Mike Okri stormed the Nigerian music scene with his debut album titled Concert Fever.  The album received a lot of rave with hit songs like Omoge, Time Na Money and Ayeme. 
In the early 90s, Mike Okri held the status of one of the most sought after Nigerian music acts and one of the biggest brands in Nigeria in those days - Benson and Hedges was one of the brands that got the signature of Okri to perform at their events - golden tones. Mike Okri's video of Rhumba dance, stole TV audience and won awards for the super star from the old Bendel State of Nigeria. Other artistes of his time were Chris Hanen, Fellyx and Mossyx, Alex O and Alex Zitto. His musical prowess earned him fans across the country as he could sing in various languages.

Mike Okri and Kingsley Momoh
His first album was produced by veteran music producer; Laolu Akins. The labum had the evergreen hit singles Omoge - an ode to the ‘dangerous’ new breed of Lagos women – and Time Na Money, which preached the necessity of time management and planning. Other songs of the album include Orin Tun Tun, No more brother, Let your love show and Ayeme.
Following the success of the album, Okri soon emerged the hottest new act of the 90s whose appeal cut across all tribes and age.

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