The death has been announced of Prince Morocco Maduka, the oldest surviving Igbo highlife musician, in the early hours of Thursday, E-nigeria! gathered.
Announcing his death the Anambra State Performing Musician Association of Nigeria – PMAN wrote: “With heavy heart of sorrow…we the entire Anambra state PMAN announce the exit of a music Legend (Dr. Prince Morocco Maduka…..Ozonweluibe).
He passed on this afternoon (Thursday, October 29th, 2020).
All other arrangements as regards his planting to mother earth will be communicated to all of us later”.
A rare musician with topnotch talent, Prince Morocco is a story teller with a difference; this is evident in his style of music artistry.
Famously known as Eze Egwu Ekpili, Morocco was the only surviving Igbo music legend following the death of Dr. Oliver De’Coque, Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe and Ozoemena Nsugbe.
Independent sources who spoke to E-nigeria! revealed that he was ill for some time now, but recovered shortly before his now postponed 60 years on stage anniversary celebration earlier in the year.
“His death is rather shocking. Although he has been ill, no one thought he would die now particularly because he had recovered and since been going about his daily activities” the source said.
As at the time of filing this report, not most of his friends are aware that he had passed away because he lives far away from Awka town where he is based.
More details later…