Amazon.com Widgets

Bongos Ikwue

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: June 6, 1942    

Bongos Ikwue

Bongos Ikwue was born in Otukpo, Benue State in east-central Nigeria, of Idoma ethnicity on June 6, 1942. His father was a farmer and Bongos childhood was filled with the events of simple country living. Enamored of all types of music at an early age he absorbed everything he heard: traditional music and folk tales of the Idoma people, a wide array of American styles including gospel, country, blues, jazz and R & B, Cuban and other Caribbean styles that he absorbed from the radio and his brother’s record collection, and of course myriad popular African styles.

He began writing songs at an early age but his parents pushed him to pursue a respectable profession and sent him off to school. As he continued his songwriting efforts, he formed his first band, the Cubana Boys. While studying engineering at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, he formed another band, the UniBello Brothers, as well as a folk group; he even learned Irish songs from an expatriate lecturer. ...
read more

  • BUY

    Wulu Wulu

    Bik Records
    2013

This information is provided by discogs.com or the profile administrator.

No videos available. Add a video now.

CD/LP/Track Review

More articles about

Please Sign Up or Log In to send your inquiry.

Featured recording “Wulu Wulu”

Latest Release

Wulu Wulu

Bik Records (2013)

Events Calendar

Sorry, there are no Bongos Ikwue events available at this time. Submit one now.

TIP: Reach multiple calendar destinations with a single post. Learn now here.

Rank: 28,990 Views: 583
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Michael Carvin

Michael Carvin

About | Enter

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

Steve Wilson/Lewis Nash

About | Enter

Tom Chang

Tom Chang

About | Enter

Cedar Walton

Cedar Walton

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW