Retro Sound: Evi Edna Ogholi – No Place Like Home
Believe it or not, from the late ’70s to the early ’90s, Nigeria was generally considered one of the global hotbeds of Reggae music, outside its country of origin Jamaica. Artistes like The Mandators, Majek Fashek, Orits Wiliki, Ras Kimono, Peterside Otong, Alex Zitto and Daniel Wilson were some of the most recognizable names of the genre that continued to dominate the airwaves and charts until the rise of disco music in the mid ’80s.
Today for Retro Sound, I present Evi Edna Ogholi, aka The Queen Of African Reggae, one of the most successful Reggae artistes in the history of Nigerian music, who is also the number 1 female Reggae artiste to ever emerge from the country. Since she made her debut in 1987 with her multi-platinum chart topping album My Kind Of Music, she went on to release evergreen singles which include Obaro, Look Before You Cross, Oghene Me, Jealousy and Ririovara. Her single Happy Birthday is one of the biggest songs in the history of Nigerian music and arguably the highest-selling birthday song out of Africa.
Her single No Place Like Home, was released in 1989 on the album of the same name and is one of her highest selling singles till date and can be streamed below. At 50 years of age, she is reportedly still active in the music business and has recently released a few music videos for songs like Nobody Can Please The World.
Nigerian Music has been immensely impacted by the musical genius of Ms Ogholi and we are blessed to have enjoyed and benefitted from her immense talent, show some love to the eternal queen of African Reggae Music and take some time to check out her new songs today.