On Wednesday, Chris Mba, the legendary Nigerian singer, passed away after a prolonged struggle with heart disease.
He died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Here is what to know about him.
Mba is a Nigerian musician and songwriter who was active in the 1980s and 1990s. He was known for his unique style of music which blended different genres such as funk, highlife, and soul.
Mba started his music career in the late 1970s, and his breakthrough came in 1981 when he released his hit song “Baby Don’t Cry.” He went on to release several other successful singles and albums such as “Funky Situation,” “Money,” and “Osondi Owendi.”
In addition to his music career, Chris Mba was also involved in the Nigerian movie industry, where he composed soundtracks for several films.
While he may not be as well-known today as some of his contemporaries, Chris Mba played an important role in shaping the sound of Nigerian music during his time and is remembered for his contributions to the industry.