TRIBUTES POURING IN FOR OUR LATE PERICOMA OF ARONDIZUOGU (ICHIE MEZUO OKOYE NWANKWO.


On behalf of the entire Ndiogbunyeoma kingdom of Arondizuogu, I join the entire Arondizuogu clan and Igboland to mourn your death. May the Almighty God comfort all your immediate family and grant them the grace to bear the irreparable loss. Father we plead for your forgiveness and remission of sins,  grant him peaceful passage.
Adieu Ichie Mezuo until we meet to part no more. Amen.
HRH Awada Ogbuonyeoma Inocent Mbanefo.

Chief Amb Ikenna Aniche (Nke nke Enyi). ICHIE MEZUO IS A fine antique reservoir of Igbo  tradition laced with beautiful prose’s depicting intense competitions and triumphs handed down to us and future generations through music in war songs and danceable rhythms. He will NEVER be replaced. Farewell Great man. 

                                                             
Chief Goddy Okereke.{Chinyreugo Arondizuogu} What a great lost! What an irreparable! My association with you started with my promotion, in IBS Radio, Mjima Music Group of Aba, where your golden voice first hinted of your potentials as a powerhouse of "egwu mmanwu". I was not surprised when Osisikankwu, Mazi Monday Maduka, in company of some others, called me out from the continuity studio of IBS a few months later to hand me an album by you with a plea for its promotion by me on radio. I went extra miles in doing that, not only out of patriotism as a son of Arondizuogu,but also because my teaming listeners fell in love with Periccomo and his brand of music. "Goddy Mara ka I so egbu oja, maka na nti na-afu m ufu!" Nnamdi Olebara and Okechukwu Ekene, both colleagues at IBS often teased whenever we met because of my addiction to playing of Perccomo tunes in my radio programs. Your mesmerizing music has, not only entertained the world, but has popularized Arondizuogu. We shall miss another hit from our Ichie Mezuo, our dear Periccomo Okoye, the ambassador extraordinary, this coming Ijegi Festival. A vacuum has been created, a vacuum too hard to fill. Goodnight Ichie Periccomo Okoye, one nwa Arondizuogu.

Mazi Emma Offor (Chairman ADF) Farewell Ichie Mezuo, you have played your part Ndizuogu will never forget you in a hurry.
Your life was a perfect example of self-made man.
Like they saying goes "Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them".
At the time you turned masquerade music into a huge commercial success, many never expected or believed it will turn out the way it did.
You gave it all you got....your entire life.
"Take up 1 idea. Make that 1 idea your life, think it, dream it, live it. Let the brain, and every part of your body, be full of that idea. Thats the  way to success".
You did exactly just that with your music and achieved greatness.
Jee nke oma Ichie Pericoma!

Adamazi Nelly Agwu (Ihekerenma).OMG Chai Chai. This is Sad. Onwusa ogwa. The end of an Era. The life you touched with your Music and fanfare will miss you. Arondizuogu an Iroko has fallen. May we Pray for his departed soul and Reminiscene on our present life. Who are we touching or what are the Legacy we are leaving behind when our Creator come calling for us?  In the whole Ndi Igbo Ichie Mezuo is a household name in terms of our Traditional music. I can also attest to the fact he wanted to serve God at the tail end of this journey. The people of Ugwueke in Bende LGA of Abia state will miss Mazi Ichie Mezuo due to the colour he added to my Father Inlaw Burial of 2003. Ichie Mezuo la nu Udo. Chukwu dokwa mkpuru Obi huu. 

Chief Ifeanyi Nwankwo (Ukeh- Eji Gbachie 1 Na Arondizuogu Arusi Britain).   It's very sad for this very shocking news that has made Arondizuogu to mark today as Black Thursday in the history of Umuchukwu.
The good history must always say there was a great Man called Mazi Azubuike Nkemakonam Okoye Nwankwo, well known as Ichie Pericoma Arusi Makaja 1 of Igboland. An Icon, a legend and a great ledger of our traditional masquerade and cultural music. Mazi Pericoma you made us proud in one very culture that always bring us together.
Your legacy will continue to go on and we thank you for devoting most of your life to put a smile on everyone that comes your way with your words of wisdom. I choose to call you the king of masquerade. We love you, we are going to miss you but go in peace.
                                                                                                                 Mazi Princewill Godwin. Igbo race in general have lost an icon, may his soul rest in peace.

Joachin Emy Okereke. How are the mighty fallen and the weapons of war perish. He had fought his own war and won. Eternal rest grant him O Lord and let perpetual light shine on him. May he rest in peace Amen. Adieu Ichie Mezuo.

 Kingshashah. What a sad news may his soul rest in peace. This is the exit of a LEGEND.

Mazi Uche Maduike. May his soul rest in peace. Mezuo is an icon Izuogu May never have again in that field.

Barrister Chinyere Ufere. I deeply mourn the passing away of our one and only, one man squad, traditional prime minister, Mezuo Nwankwo Okoye. The man who gave recognition to Arondizuogu through his music.No word or tribute can compensate your exit from this world. We mourn you, but we are consoled by the fact that to live in the hearts of those who love you is not to die . Jee nke Oma!! RIP.

Uche Onyekachukwu joseph (Mmirioma Izuogu} Onyeoma IZUOGU, ICHIE mezuo of Aro,sleep in thy Lord, kept an everlasting legacy,we will forever remember you, we love you.  
                                                                                                                   
Prince Ike Ogbonna. ICHIE MEZUO, UGWUNATARA DIKE ITE BOYE AJU NA ISI, ARUSI MAKAJA, NNYIKIRIPUTU, ODOGWU AGBAOSO, MY UNCLE WE LOVE YOU BUT GOD LOVES YOU MOST, I DON'T HAVE MUCH TO SAY THAN JEE NKE OMA, YOU HAVE WRITTEN YOUR NAME TO THE GREAT WALL OF THE WORLD, I REMEMBER ALL MY GOOD TIME WITH....DEATH CHAII...LOOK AT IKEJI IS FAST APPROACHING GINI KAM JETA AKO. FARWELL UNCLE.

Mazi Osita Nwosu. The death of Pericoma Okoye.....the legendary Traditional Cultural Prime Minister of Igboland can neither go  unnoticed, unsung or unwept.  
We have every reason to weep this day as he proffesied in one of his songs that at his exit...he   feared if his legacies would be sustained.
PeriComa promoted the name of  Arondizuogu in Igboland and in the Country.

Engr. Nnamdi Akamnonu. Chei, Oke osisi adana na ana. Gini ka Izuogu ga eme. Onye ga emere ayi ka Como? Who will fill his big shoe? Today reminds IZUOGU OF 1956 era. May the spirit of Como rest in peace with our ancestors. To be contd.



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