Dr Panam Percy Paul was born in Kaduna, raised in Zaria. He is from Adamawa.
gave his life to Christian 1976, The man with the voice of a
nightingale is originally from Adamawa, married to Tina on the
first of January 1981, blessed with 4 children, Leah, Lisa,
Loraine, and also blessed with three adopted children, Jemima Mbaya,
Elsie and Godfrey Dillings. Together today he is blessed with six
biological and 7 adopted grandchildren.
Dr Panam Percy Paul spent his early life in various parts of Nigeria because his father was
an officer (Major) in the Nigerian Army, and he was always on
reassignment. his parents are members of the Lutheran Church.
Dr Panam Percy Paul mother was a composer. Whenever his father was transferred to a new
place, they would go to church there. his mother would join the women’s
choir or women’s fellowship of that church and would write Christian
songs for them to sing.
His father liked music too, especially the American “country western”
music, and he had a big collection of gramophone records made by singers
such as Jim Reeves. He used to listen to these records and imagine that he
was the singer.
Dr Panam Percy Paul 1961, I started to play his first musical instrument, the harmonica. His father taught him to play the keyboard. He started playing the guitar in
1975. Even the man who actually taught him how to play the guitar did not
even believe that He learnt it from him.
Panam Percy Pau teacher, Mr. Saidi was teaching a fellow student how to play the
guitar… and he saw how the student was arranging his fingers on the
guitar and looking at the chord chart, and he became interested. So after
a while he had the need to go to the bathroom and so He picked it up and
within 15 minutes, he was already playing the C, F, and G notes and
Helater asked my father to buy a guitar, so he bought a cheap
acoustic guitar for him. Hetaught himself to play and would try to mimic
the song and play along on my father’s records.
Later, he would entertain my parents, brothers and sisters by playing the
guitar and singing along. My renditions. They would all laugh, but my
mother would encourage me saying, “Son, keep it up. Something good is
going to come out of that.”
One year I entered for a music competition, but my preparation was
insufficient. Facing the crowd, he became so nervous that my performance
was woeful. he did not know what to do so his father walked up and dragged him off the stage. I was humiliated, but he was not discouraged. He practiced diligently, entered the competition again the next year and
took first position.
“I became born again on June 13, 1976. I was what you might consider a
sickler but not as having sickle cell anaemia. Every 3 months in a year
found me bedridden because I had high fever there was some kind of
congestion or whatever in my chest. Each time it came, it was so bad
that I thought I would die.
Name: Bakulipanam Percy Paul Mokungah
Parents: Major Paul Harley and Paulina Paul Mokungah.
State: Adamawa State
Education: * Second Baptist Church Primary school.
* St. Paul’s College, Zaria, Kaduna State
* Government Secondary Technical School, Suba.
* Technical School, Suba.
* Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, Kaduna State
Work Experience: * Production Supervisor /Engineer, Radio ELWA Christian Communications
* Panam Music World, Jos, Plateau State.
Language: Mbula, English.
Matrimony: In 1981 to Tina, blessed with 4 children, Leah, Lisa, Harley and Loraine.
Also blessed with three adopted children,
Mrs. Jemima Mbaya, Elsie and Godfrey Dillings.
Contact Address: Panam Music World, Jos.
Awards: * FAME Gospel Music Artiste of the year, 1992,
* Best Producer of the Year,
* Best Male Vocalist of the Year.
* Doctorate Degree in Music
* BMI Music Award for Africa in London, 1995.
* Adamawa State Award for Excellence
* Honorary Doctorate in Music (D.Mus.) degree ( Golden State University of California, U.S.A.)1992.
* Dictionary on International Biography from Cambridge.
Published Books: Bring Down The Glory
Discography: 11 albums
* Bring down the Glory I
* Bring down the Glory II
* Bring down the Glory III
* Master of the Universe