Work has begun in earnest at the proposed premises that will serve as the headquarter of the late Chief Christy Essien-Igbokwe Memorial Foundation. The office space is located in Ogba, Ikeja axis of Lagos.
Legendary Nigerian musician, Christy Essien Igbokwe, died on June 30, 2011 following a brief illness, Aged 51, she died at the Lagos University Teaching hospital Lagos.
The Christy Essien Memorial Foundation an original concept of the late musician had the memorial added to it after the woman whom the world had come to know as the Lady of Songs passed away..
The dream is to immortalise the legendary musician who was also an accomplished actress and philanthropist.
Showtime investigation revealed that, interior decoration work in the office has reached an advanced stage while all the electrical fitting and furniture are almost in place.
In a telephone interview with our reporter, the late musician’s husband, Chief Edwin Igbokwe while confirming our story disclosed that “the idea of a Christy Essien-Igbokwe was my wife’s. She’d dreamt of setting up a foundation that will cater to the needs of the less privileged especially the talented youth who had no sponsors to help actualise their dreams.
Since she’s passed away, we decided to add the memorial to the foundation and continue with objectives of the foundation” .