Uko Akpan’s Legacies Are Evergreen Mementoes For Lovers Of His Kind Of Music – Akpabio

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has said that the loss of  a music icon, Chief (Dr) Uko Akpan, could be agonizing to the family,  but they should  take solace in the fact that till death “your father was a foremost cultural music icon who dedicated his life to putting smiles on the faces of humanity through his genre of music.”

Akpabio stated this in his condolence message to the family of the late music icon, whose burial ceremony took place today, at his residence in Afahaobong, Abak Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State

According to Akpabio, “It is also to his credit that he expanded the frontiers of cultural music beyond the shores of Nigeria. Notably, the late culture icon had put up an outstanding performance in the National Festival of Arts and Culture (FESTAC) in 1977. It was in recognition of his talent that although he had no formal education, the University of Uyo awarded him the highest academic honour with the award of Doctor of Music (Honoris Causa.)”

He stated further that, “the legacies he has left behind are mementoes that will remain evergreen in the memories of those who knew him or listened to his music. The late Chief Uko Akpan will be sorely missed but he will continue to live in our hearts through his evergreen music.”

“We know that this is a difficult time for the entire Uko Akpan family, and the people that he mentored and inspired, but remember that death is only the end of the physical life and the beginning of eternal glory,” he stressed, he also prayed God to grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.”

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