MFM G.O, Odukoya companions highlife custodian, Femi Esho to construct first Africa musical museum

MFM G.O, Odukoya companions highlife custodian, Femi Esho to construct first Africa musical museum

A monumental and unprecedented venture is at the moment within the works, poised to revolutionize the musical panorama of Africa. This groundbreaking initiative won’t solely captivate the nation but in addition make waves throughout the complete African continent. The collaboration between two eminent figures—Dr. DK Olukoya, a distinguished preacher, and Chief Femi Esho, a famend music knowledgeable and founding father of Evergreen Musical Firm—marks the start of a rare enterprise.

As you learn this, intensive work is in progress to construct and full earlier than the top of the yr the most important music empire ever seen in Africa. It’ll encompass a music Museum, a music library, a gallery showcasing Head Burst of Artistes, a show of over 1,000 photos of Nigerian musicians from 1914 and relics of their costumes/previous musical devices, an occasion centre for music live shows, a cinema theatre, recording studio and a lot extra. It’s a one-stop store for all music lovers all around the world as it’s going to develop into an enormous vacationer attraction centre for all fans of Nigerian music.

It’s known as the Evergreen Music Heritage Basis. The Chairman of this historic venture is none aside from Chief Femi Esho, the music Aficionado & practitioner, who additionally doubles as Chairman of Evergreen Music Firm, whereas the Patron is considered one of Nigeria’s most revered preachers and prophet, the Iconic Dr. DK Olukoya.

It will come as an enormous shock to many who can’t perceive the connection between the firebrand preacher/prophet, and this landmark musical venture.

First, anybody who is aware of Dr. Olukoya intently will let you know that, after his unbridled love for God, comes his intense love for music. He himself is a music Aficionado. He loves music and he’s educated about many genres of music, starting from highlife to juju, folklore, conventional music, reggae, nation music, gospel, and so on. His wealthy data of music displays undeniably within the music ministry of his church, MFM. In actual fact, many have no idea he was a music instructor. He nonetheless teaches music. That is why it’s commonplace to see the MFM choir sing and carry out brilliantly throughout church programmes a few of Nigeria’s most enduring highlife and folklore compositions. The thought is to carry again the morals in these classics and instil them within the minds of everybody listening to them. Little surprise why the MFM choir is extensively thought to be among the finest on the earth, having gained a number of worldwide choir competitions in Europe and different components of the world.

So, for many who have no idea, Dr Olukoya is not only a First-class main, greatest in his course at Unilag, the primary scientist to clone genes and a vastly revered preacher, he’s additionally a lover of high quality music. That is why he has graciously agreed to be a Patron of the Evergreen Music Heritage Basis. He is aware of Chief Femi Esho very intently and respects his work. They each share a robust ardour for high quality music.

In line with Bimbo Esho, the Government Secretary of the muse, Dr Olukoya’s monetary and ethical contribution to the realisation of the venture has been invaluable. It’s to his credit score that the muse has been in a position to make large progress to this point. However she says there may be nonetheless an extended approach to go and the muse nonetheless wants much more monetary assist from well-meaning Nigerians who recognize high quality Nigerian music and want a legacy that can function a custodian of our wealthy musical historical past and heritage.

“The venture is an enormous one,” Bimbo Esho explains. “It’s a historic landmark venture that can stand the check of time and outlive all of us. Dr. Olukoya has been greater than supportive to our trigger. He has been magnanimous and we stay eternally grateful to him for his love and assist for this dream. However there’s nonetheless loads of work to be executed.”

“This magnificent edifice is located at Oyedele Ogunniyi Road, Anthony Village, Ikeja, Lagos. We’re nonetheless calling on all music fans, lovers of Nigerian music all around the world to return assist this dream, will probably be your contribution to a legacy that can maintain for generations to return all the enduring morals and intrinsic values that our music of yesteryears taught us, all of which is missing at the moment. The edifice is a spot the youth can come to get pleasure from high quality music and analysis into the previous musical historical past of a few of Nigeria’s most completed musicians of the 50s, the 60s right down to the 90s.,” she concludes.

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