Bongos Ikwue, a Nigerian musician, songwriter, and record producer, played a vital role in the Nigerian music scenes of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
Born on June 6th, 1942, in Otukpo, Benue State, Nigeria, Bongos Ikwue embarked on his musical journey by joining youth groups during his school years. Later, he formed his own group called the “Groovies Band.”
Bongos’ music is a captivating fusion of highlife and jazz, infused with elements from traditional African culture.
In his repertoire, his track “Cock Crow at Dawn” gained immense popularity as the soundtrack for the well-known television drama series of the same name. Additionally, his other notable music tracks include “Still Searching,” “Amen,” “Otachikpokpo,” “Woman Made the Devil,” and “One United Nigeria,” among many others.
Bongos Ikwue has made significant contributions to the growth of the music industry in various capacities. Notably, he served as a member on two different boards of the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC), representing the music industry.
Undoubtedly, Bongos Ikwue stands as a music phenomenon, with his unique musical style paving the way for numerous younger artists to emulate and establish their own distinctive identities.
As a copyright icon, Bongos has played a crucial role in the advancement of the copyright sector and the creative industry as a whole.