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5 facts about Oliver De Coque, Nigerian highlife musician celebrated by Google on April 14





Oliver Sunday Akanite popularly known by his stage name Oliver De Coque was a Nigerian highlife musician whose music inspired a lot of people around the world. Today, April 14, Google celebrates the legendary musician with a Doodle.

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Legit.ng brings you five facts about Oliver De Coque.

1. Playing music since age 11

Oliver De Coque started playing music at the tender age of 11. He was taught to play the guitar by Piccolo, a Congolese guitarist living in Nigeria.

5 facts about Oliver De Coque, Nigerian highlife musician celebrated by Google on April 14
Oliver De Coque has been celebrated by Google. Photo credit: Google
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2. Crowned the king of highlife

The legendary musician was crowned king of highlife in 1994 by the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, BBC News Pidgin reports.

3. Marriage and children

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Oliver De Coque married four wives and gave birth to twelve children.

4. Played on Prince Nico Mbarga's album

Prince Nico Mbarga a highlife musician who was born to a Nigerian mother and a Cameroonian father in Abakaliki, featured Oliver De Coque in his album titled Sweet Mother.

5. Birth and death

He was born on April 14, 1947, and breathed his last on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.

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In other news, a young Nigerian lady identified as Chidera Olibie has taken to social media to celebrate her achievement after landing a job at Google.

The young lady with the Twitter handle @dera_jo said she performed wonderfully well in her interview and now works at the technology company.

She wrote on Twitter:

"Super excited to announce that I aced my interviews and now work at @Google."

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Chidera expressed gratitude to everyone who helped her achieve such a feat.

In her words:

"Thanks to everyone that helped in my journey o. Unah plenty. I'm glad I've gotten to this phase and I look forward to all the superb things ahead."

Celebrating with the young lady, a tweep with the handle @KOSx_ wrote:

"Kai, I met you once at Code Jam 2018.... You came second and now you are a Google Dev!.... Well done.....jisi ike....more grease to your elbows ...... "

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