Popular Highlife Musician, Voombastic Uncle P Is Dead

Igbo highlife musician Obi Okwudili Casimir, also known as Voombastic Uncle P is dead.

Music executive Soso Soberekon shared the sad news of Voombastic’s death via his verified Instagram account on Tuesday night.

“Rest in peace Voombastic Uncle P..What a day”, Soberekon wrote.

The real cause of Voombastic Uncle P’s death cannot be ascertained as of the time of publishing this report.

The deceased was a former factional Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) National President. He became popular for his indigenous hit songs such as ‘Voom Kamma’, ‘Kpokom’, ’Ngozika’, ‘Figure 8 bu Akwa Nwa’ and ‘Kid Emperor’.

Highlife music, which the late performer specializes in, is a genre that started in present-day Ghana in the 19th century, during its history as a colony of the British Empire.

It uses the melodic and main rhythmic structures of traditional Akan music and Kpanlogo Music of the Ga people, but is played with Western instruments.

 

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