Ichie Mezuo Azubuike Nwankwo Okoye, 19482017 (aged 69 years)

Pericoma Okoye
Name
Ichie Mezuo Azubuike Nwankwo /Okoye/
Name prefix
Ichie
Given names
Mezuo Azubuike Nwankwo
Surname
Okoye
Also known as
Pericoma /Okoye/
Also known as
Lion of Africa, Arusi Makaja 1 of Arondizuogu, Arusi izuogu na /iheme/
Birth 1948
Occupation
Singer, songwriter and prime minister

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Death February 16, 2017 (aged 69 years)
Family with parents
mother
himself
Pericoma Okoye
19482017
Birth: 1948Ndiogbuonyeoma, Ndibeuche, Arondizuogu, Okigwe L.G.A, Imo State, Nigeria
Occupation: Singer, songwriter and prime minister
Death: February 16, 2017Ndiogbuonyeoma, Ndibeuche, Arondizuogu, Okigwe L.G.A, Imo State, Nigeria
Family with
himself
Pericoma Okoye
19482017
Birth: 1948Ndiogbuonyeoma, Ndibeuche, Arondizuogu, Okigwe L.G.A, Imo State, Nigeria
Occupation: Singer, songwriter and prime minister
Death: February 16, 2017Ndiogbuonyeoma, Ndibeuche, Arondizuogu, Okigwe L.G.A, Imo State, Nigeria
wife
son
Ugochukwu Nnaebuka Azubuike Nwankwo Okoye
son
Omor Perry Okoye
son
Azubuike Johnbosco Uwaodirionyenfe Okoye
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Date of entry in original source: December 30, 2021
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Note: Pericoma Okoye
Biography of Chief Mezuo Azubuike Nwankwo Okoye

Chief Pericoma Mezuo Okoye (born 1948) was a Nigerian singer, songwriter and traditionist. His first name 'Pericoma' could alternatively be spelled as 'Pericomo' 'Perry-Coma' and 'Perry-Koma'. He was predominantly known throughout the Igboland for his style of music and strong belief and practice of the traditional religion of the Igbo people, named Obeah. Okoye was born in Nigeria, specifically in Imo State, an eastern state occupied by the Igbo people of Nigeria. He was born in a community named Arondizuogu, a community that occupies three local government areas: Ideato North, Okigwe, and Onuimo

Pericoma Okoye Career

 

With His brand of music which he called 'Folk singing', which is actually rendering of igbo history orally with each sentence layered with meaning only to be understood by the wise, he held the igbos spell bound with every track.

Apart from music, Pericoma was featured in the film 'Lion Of Africa' with Pete Edochie and he was the traditional prime minister of the Arondizogu community in Imo state until his death.

Pericoma Okoye practised the African Tradition religion and when he was alive,  was as much a famous 'medicine man' as he was a musician and a lot of people in his community believed that he was a little god hence the name, 'Arusi Makaja' and he was feared mostly for the story of his encounter with transport workers (Agberos) who had allegedly demanded for his tax receipts and then proceeded to lift him on their shoulders intending to take him to his office but he had charmed them, remaining seated on their shoulders refusing to come down for hours until they pleaded and made sacrifices to his deity, This story curtailed the activities of the transport workers for a while.

 

 

Pericoma Okoye Personal Life

 

He died on February 16, 2017 in a hospital in Okigwe, after a brief illness and is survived by wives, children and grandchildren.

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