Urhobo Musical Superstar, Okpan Arhibo Sets to Tour America
LAGOS MAY 24TH (URHOBOTODAY)- The United States based Nigerian music promoter-Dr. Jude Onakpoma (Popularly known as Away-Away) has put all necessary plans on ground for an Urhobo native musical superstar, Okpan Arhibo to embark on musical tour of fifteen states in United States of America.
The man behind the tour, Dr. Jude Onakpoma known for promoting Nigerian Artist abroad disclosed that Okpan would tour no fewer than fifteen States in America.
Responding to question on why he prefers promoting local talents, Onakpoma told URHOBOTODAY that, “it was a way of giving back to his Urhobo Nation.”
According to him, “Okpan is billed to perform in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minnesota, Michigan, Georgia and Texas among others. OkpanArhibo will be the 1stUrhobo traditional Musician to perform in the United States.”
Known as the King of Urhobo Music in the United States, Okpan Arhibo had over 200 CDs/LPs to his credit. Okpan is known to have revolutionized the Urhobo music since the 70’s with his fast tempo beats and infusion of pidgin English with some comic title on some of his albums like “Foolish Man Plant Mango for main road” His Popular hits include “Konojuwe” and “UrhoboMakosa” sold over 10million copies.
Jonedes Entetainment (Nig Branch) Manager- Mr JOREK has been responsible for scouting local talents in the Urhobo land for the such international exposure.