The Lady of Songs goes Home as one week burial starts today
A Christy Essien-Igbokwe memorial symposium titled ‘The Artist in the Socio-Political Development of a Nation’ will be headlined by Dora Akunyili, Chris Anyanwu and Onyeka Onwenu and hold at the National Theatre, Lagos, on Monday, September 5, by 10am.
A Tribute to the Lady of Songs, a red carpet event has been slated for Tuesday, September 6, at Niteshift Coliseum. It will feature ‘The Five Divas’. There will be a musical stampede alongside simultaneous candlelight processions across the country on Wednesday and a public lying in state at ‘Entrance A’ of the National Theatre from 10 am to 3pm. A service of songs follows at the Airways Ground, Oba Akinjobi Street, Ikeja.
A private lying in state holds on Friday, September 9, at her residence: 43, Talabi Street, Ikeja. It will be followed by a funeral service at Archbishop Vinning Memorial Church, Ikeja.