Buchi Biography

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Buchi full name is Buchi Atuonwu,who is 60 years old, is a reggae-gospel singer who has a different story from all other artist, she moved from singing reggae music to singing gospel music, she was Born in Kaduna , Nigeria to parents of Abia State
origin, Buchi’s early education began in Enugu and
took him through
Methodist College , Uzuakoli and Federal Government College , Enugu . In
1983, he came to Lagos to study English Language and Literary Studies
at the University of Lagos , obtained a BA in 1986, MA in 1988 and later
the same year took up an appointment to lecture at the same institution
alongside a PhD programme.

 Buchi remained at the Department of English
until 1994 when he yielded to the higher calling to propagate the gospel
of Jesus through writing and singing in the reggae genre.

While
in the university, his casual involvement in black activism through
reggae club grew more intense after listening to Oliver Thambo and the
officials of ANC (African National Congress) from South Africa, during
the club’s exhibition on “Apartheid in South Africa” Again, having
studied the black activist literature of Dennis Bruts, Wole Soyinka,
Muta Baruka and the likes, Buchi’s preoccupation with reggae music as an
“outcry against oppression” became deeper. Little wonder he also became
involved in one of the campus confraternities which at the time prided
themselves as anti oppression movements. This preoccupation with reggae
music took a new turn when his friend Ras Kimono invited him to join the
team of deejays on the Floating Bukka – a reggae nightclub situated on a
docked vessel on the Marina , Lagos Island .

Foremost on the list
of Buchi’s strong musical influences are Eric Donaldson, Joseph Hills ,
Burning Spear and Frankie Paul. In 1992, Buchi gave his life to Jesus
in Christ Embassy Church and transited from the nightclub to the choir
of that ministry, where he has remained till date. 1st album released
1999 (These Days) 2nd album released 2002 (So Beautiful) 3rd album
released 2005 (What a Life) Married to Jane with 4 children Has
ministered in church concerts including Reinhard Burnke’s stadium-packed
outreaches. Multiple award winner including prestigious AMEN for Best
in Gospel Category, 1999 Faith, POMP and TOMA Awards for Best Artiste,
Reggae Artiste and Gospelalbum of the year variously.

Official website: http://buchimusic.com

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