Caption: Good Night! Chief Emeka Morroco Maduka
Facts have emerged on how Igbo music legend, Chief Emeka Morocco Maduka, passed on after a protracted illness in Awka, Anambra State.
P.M.EXPRESS reports that Chief Maduka, who was the king of Ekpili music, was confirmed dead on Thursday afternoon, October 29, 2020.
The music crooner was said to have suffered stroke, battled the ailment and survived. He later took ill for an undisclosed ailment which eventually caused his death.
The sad news was confirmed by the Chairman of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (Anambra Chapter), Ikeme Mazeli, who announced the passing of the legendary singer in a statement that reads: “With a heavy heart of sorrow, we, the entire Anambra State PMAN, announce the exit of a music Legend, Dr Prince Morocco Maduka…Ozonweluibe. He passed on this afternoon (Thursday, October 29th, 2020). All other arrangements as regards his planting to mother earth will be communicated to all of us later”.
The news of Prince Morocco’s death comes after a few months he celebrated his 60 years anniversary as a musician. One of Prince Morocco’s most famous songs is ‘Ochuba Aku’, which is currently one of the most played highlife songs in Igboland.
The Ukwulu, Anambra-born music maestro, Chief Dr. Emeka Morocco Maduka, started his music career at the age of 14.The famous Ekpili music exponent has followers all over the world, including in the United States of America, Europe and Asia. He has over 120 albums to his credit.
Chief Maduka will be remembered for using his music career to motivate and entertain the Igbo which spanned over 50 years before he eventually passed. He was married with many children and grand children, who are left to mourn him.