Highlife legend, Oliver De Coque is being celebrated on his 74th Post Humous Birthday by Google.
The world’s most popular search engine used his artwork for it’s doodle to honor him today which marks his 74th birthday if he were alive.
The art work was designed by Nigeria’s Ohab TBJ, a Lagos-based artist.
Born Oliver Sunday Akanite in 1947, Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria, Oliver De Coque was a highlife legend who lived the better part of his life almost by the art of music.
He was a renowned lead guitarist and singer, who toured the world with his band during the years he was active which was from 1965 to 2008 when death came for him through a protracted diabetes.
In the course of his sojourn into music, Oliver De Coque released a staggering 93 albums showing that his well of inspiration never runs dry.
Fame found him early in his teens after he served with Juju Stars Sunny Agaga and Jacob Oluwale. His first album was in 1977 and he couldn’t find a way to stop at just one which resulted into a whopping 93 albums.
Thus, he grew in leaps and bounds, became famous across Africa and the world as a sensational and opulent Igbo highlife music legend.
In 1994, Oliver received a honorary doctorate degree in music from the University of New Orleans for his outstanding work and massive impact in music.