Mike Okri is a renowned Nigerian Artist of international acclaim. When this versatile, no-fuss-no-fad crooner made his chart buster debut titled “Concert Fever” in 1988, it was a great phenomenon that ushered spice and change into the Nigerian Music Industry and was hailed as a new sound. With hit tracks like “Omoge” and “Time Na Money” he warmed his way into the hearts of millions of music lovers.
This Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Novelist, Humanitarian was first ever to be signed to CBS Records (Nigeria) (now Sony Music). Sony Music in collaboration with Benson & Hedges Music (now defunct) released his second award winning album “Rhumba Dance’’ in 1990. With a third mind-blowing album, “Cracks” two years later, this velvet voice crooner made his mark as one of Africa’s brightest Stars.
He’s won for himself over the years Awards in different categories and at different times in both the Nigerian Music Awards (NMA) and Fame Music Awards (FMA) respectively, including the Pan-African Music Awards in Ghana.
His music a profound beautiful piece of spiritual art on canvas. A unique Afro-western blend. Its strong poetry heals and uplifts the human spirit. His didactic spiritual lyrics richly backed by heavy percussive rhythm and soul – a style Mike Okri calls Afro-Mystic-Soul
Mike Okri is living presently in California, the United States of America, about to begin a new phase in his musical career. Although he’s recorded a self-titled album “Rhythmysticals” with Global Village Records, a Los Angeles based Independent Record Label, he’s now presently working on his new gospel album.