Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sonny Okosun's Son, Sidney, To Remix Some Of Late Father's Old Hits

Sidney, Son of Late Sonny Okosun, is in the process of remixing some of his late father's old hits. He will work alongside other Nigerian producers and Artist. No word yet on which songs will be remixed or the producers he will work with but reliable sources close to Dailybuzz says a 'combo' of US and Nigerian Artists will feature.

Sidney received lots of likes and comments after his status update

Sidney Okosun resides in Washington DC and was by his dad's bed side when he passed away in 2008 at the Howard University Hospital and feels obliged to continue his late dad's legacy.

Biography: Sonny Okosun (January 1, 1947 in Niger Delta, Nigeria – May 24, 2008 in Washington DC) was a musician from Nigeria. He was one of the leading Nigerian music Icons from the late 1970s to '80s.

His first band, The Postmen, was formed in Enugu in 1965. In 1969 he joined Melody Maestros, a band led by Victor Uwaifo. From 1972 to 1974 he led a group known as Paperback Limited and then formed a new band, Ozziddi. From then on, he released several albums either with Ozziddi, or solo recordings.

His 1977 song, "Fire in Soweto", became a major international hit. He was featured in the anti-apartheid album Sun City and his song "Highlife" was in the soundtrack of 1986 film Something Wild. His mainstream success started to fade in the late 1980s, but he continued his career as a gospel musician under the name Evangelist Sonny Okosun.

He died aged 61 of colon cancer on 24 May 2008 at Howard University Hospital, Washington DC. His musical styles ranged included reggae, highlife, Afro-funk and gospel among others. He made music in the Edo language, Igbo language, Yoruba language and English.

We are not sure on what language the remixes are, as Sidney is fluent in all languages his late father sang in but definitely something to get you dancing.

Stay tuned.....

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