American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services, has altered its doodle to honor Nigerian highlife maestro, Chief Oliver Sunday Akanite otherwise known as De Coque on his his 74th posthumous birthday.
TOS News gathered that doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages to mark a very significant festivals, holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures.
He was born on April 14, 1947 in Ezinifite, Nnewi South, Anambra State.
He recorded about 93 albums in his homeland after his debut album Messiah Messiah in 1977.
His dance-inspiring “Ogene” style of Nigerian high life, which blends modern high life and traditional Igbo music has since produced such hits as “People’s Club of Nigeria”,“nempi social club”, “Biri Ka Mbiri,” “Ana Enwe,” “Nnukwu Mmanwu,” and “Identity,” which remained on Radio Nigeria 2’s Top Ten throughout most of 1981.
He had a sudden cardiac arrest that led to his death on June 20, 2008.