Google’s Doodle honors music legend Oliver de Coque’s 74th posthumous birthday

Google on Wednesday unveiled a Doodle to posthumously mark the 74th birthday of Nigerian music legend and highlife maestro Oliver de Coque, one of Africa’s most prolific recording artists of all time.

The Doodle, created by Lagos-based graphic artist and illustrator Ohab TBJ, pays tribute to the guitarist who died in June 2008 at 61 following a heart attack.

The creative inspiration was drawn from De Coque’s love for the guitar, his energetic performance style, his unique music brand, and his love of tradition and culture.

“Oliver de Coque was a popular musician from the Igbo part of Nigeria. As a kid back in the 90s, I recalled my late dad playing his songs. I will never forget watching my uncles and aunts dancing to his music; their happiness was contagious,” says Ohab TBJ.


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