Elders’ forum set to resurrect music legend Orlando Owoh at O’jez
This month’s edition of Elders’ Forum, jointly organised by O’jez Entertainment Group and Evergreen Musical Company Limited scheduled to hold on Sunday, April 30, will celebrate, post-humously, the musical legacy of Dr. Orlando Owoh, popularly called the African Kenery. Owoh passed on in November 2008.
In line with the objectives of the Elders Forum, which is recognising and honoring immeasurable contributions to the growth, development and promotion of heritage Nigerian and African music, at home and in the Diaspora by individuals and organisations, the planning committee members have strategised to relive the memories of Owoh.
O’jez will be hosting delightful performances by one of Owoh most profound successors in the person of his son, Chief Daisi Orlando Owoh.
The Elders Forum scheduled to hold at the O’jez celebrity restaurant on April 30, will afford the teeming fans of the African Kenery Sound the opportunity to savour those nostalgic songs from one of its most prolific ambassadors.
The music legend had over 45 albums to his credit. Also to be honoured at the event is the oldest surviving member of the original Dr. Orlando Owoh’s band in the person of Mr. Tosin Akilapa.
As usual, a major highlight of this month’s event will be the presentation of a post-humous “Lifetime Achievements” award to the late Orlando Owoh and it is pertinent to note that last month’s award presentations were made to Dr. Victor Olaiya (MON) by Chief Olufemi Akinmade, a renowned oil and gas private sector operator, while the award to Dr. Victor Olaiya’s oldest surviving band member, Kaiyero Rotibi (aka Tyro) was presented by Chief Wale Kalejaiye.