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Emeka Morocco Maduka Laid To Rest In Ukwulu

Emeka Morocco Maduka Laid To Rest In Ukwulu
Emeka Morocco Maduka Laid To Rest In Ukwulu

The body of music icon, Emeka Morocco Maduka has been laid to rest in his home town of Umugama village, Ukwulu, Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra state.

According to reports, family members, friends and well-wishers gathered for the burial ceremony of Late Chief Emeka Morocco Maduka, popularly known as ‘Eze Egwu Ekpili’.

Chief Emeka Maduka, who died at the age of 76, made his mark in music with the traditional Egwu Ekpili music, as he was credited with the modernization of the traditional folklore music with modern musical instruments and sound.

His songs focused on moralistic, philosophical and numerous issues that faced society.

Chief Morocco is survived by his wife, Mrs. Bridget Ifeonugekwu Maduka and seven children.

The burial ceremony was attended by the traditional ruler of Ukwulu, Igwe Peter Uyanwa, former Governor of Anambra state Peter Obi, his producer Chief Samuel Nwobu of Sammy Sparkle, Members of the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria from different chapters and a host of other dignitaries.

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