ALL was set agog and abuzz on the social handles of many participants and music lovers as they honour their presence at the Father Omega Music Concert which held in Testimony House, in the suburban area of Awka Capital City.
The programme is an ideation by music artist, Gerald Eze, to honour the classic works of his teacher and mentor, Rev. Fr. Prof.Umeh Ezinwa, who goes by the sobriquet, Fada Omega. The atmosphere was a rendezvous as it attracted quality audience from far and wide from the music and theatrical world.
The performer thrilled the audience to a first class service of evergreen songs composed by him. He went down memory lane to also play in honour of post humous artists like Bob Marley, Lucky Dube, Peter Tosh and a host of other revolutionary musicians that have etched their names in the sands of time. Addressing journalists at the occasion, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Prof. Greg Obiamalu spoke extensively on the dexterity of Father Omega as a teacher and a composer.
“It is a good event and enjoyable. Its a wonderful occasion. The performer is really talented and intriguing. This is my second time of being a participant in this epoch-making event. There is so much energy and skill in delivery of the performer, Omega. “
He called on all stakeholders in the creative sector to join in the promotion and advancement of quality music and aesthetics. “Those who found passion in music are adding major impact to the Nigeria society.
Every discipline has a role to play in society. I want to call on major stakeholders to seize the opportunity to fish out raw talents in our community and promote them to the global world. Anything good is possible to achieve as long as the person in question is passionate of his music. ”
Obiamalu condemned the attitude of young musicians who abuse drugs to enhance stage performance. He reiterated the bad influence of drugs and opined that being real and natural is the key to win the hearts of the people.
On a lighter note, the cordinator, Gerald Eze, a musicologist shared his exciting experience in achieving the feat of such an epoch event. “ Fada omega is a very humble and selfless person who has dedicated a lot of his life in rasing and mentoring people to better themselves.
I found it important to celebrate a man of his caliber. I was glad he agreed to perform his albums which he recorded 20 years ago.’ His simplicity and contentment is inspiring. It’s rare to find a man who is a multi instrumentalist, poet, musician , footballer and a sage, yet, quiet in such a noisy world as ours.”
Eze lamented of poor support from government and stakeholders and appealed for sponsorship to allow subsequent programmes that promote arts and culture.