WRITTEN BY EJIKE ABANA
The ABS live studio in Awka was agog as some Music legends in the seventies participated in a radio phone in program, anchored by the Principal Secretary to the Governor, Sir Willie Nwokoye.
The program featured Mr Vincent Ikeotuonye and Basy cole Akalonu of the Sweet Breeze, Sam Matthews, Anii Hofnar Umebuani of the One World, and Disc Jokey Alan B. Onyemaechi among others.
In the course of the program, the anchor, Sir Nwokoye stressed the need for the new generation of entertainers to key into the present situation in the Country and explore ways of correcting the ills of the immediate past.
Sir Nwokoye informed the public of an upcoming Live music Concert in Owerri on December 23rd 2016.
The program took another dimension when the anchor made a selection of old pop and funky music from the Wings and sweet breeze.
The music legends took turns to field questions from the anchor.
Callers equally participated in the program, as Sunny Egede who called in from Awgbu said that he didn't know that those musicians were even of Igbo extraction.
Mr Silas Ike who called from Ogbunike explained that he was still a student when the legends dominated in the East.
Other callers Mr Michael from Nri, Hygenius from Iseke and Gabinus Uka from Awka, resonated nostalgic experiences at the effects and messages derived from songs in the seventies, which according to them is a departure from the present day entertainers. While appreciating them, the callers called on the younger generation of entertainers to toe the line of their predecessors, and produce
deep music with deep meanings and lessons, and avoid copying others.
The live program which had a collection of songs from the seventies saw participants display unique but stylish dance steps in the ABS studio.