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Christiana, a 10-year-old granddaughter of late music icon, Christy Essien-Igbokwe, is very passionate about Igbo culture, and this is evident in her latest single titled, ‘Oge Mme Mme (Celebration Time)’, which is a single off her forthcoming third Extended Play album titled, ‘Motherland’.
In a statement sent to Saturday Beats, she said, “The major aim of the song is to entertain my fan-base, which consists of old and young, and connect them through the values and the beauty of being a true African. I am passionate about using my music to tell our intriguing African stories.”
She went on to say, “The song is an African ballad, which tells the story of a young girl born in the Diaspora, but returns to Nigeria to reconnect with her roots. Her homecoming elicits a lot of nostalgic feelings. Our roots and our cultural diversity make us who we are. It makes us authentic, keeps us grounded and unique; so that as we interact with others and make international connections, we can build bridges of trust, respect, development and understanding across cultures.”
Born in Texas, United States of America, the young Igbokwe noted that she would not trade her roots for anything else.