Alex O opens up
OpenLife Nigeria reports that Imo State- born crooner, Alex O, is gracing the stage, yet again with loaded expectations.
Until few years ago, when he hooked up with Nollywood star actress Oby Edozie, nothing much has been heard about the dwindling career of Alex Okoroigwe popularly known as Alex O:That pop icon whose hit song”Celebration” ruled the nation’s airwaves in the early 90s. Like most of his contemporaries including Mike Okri, Ortis Wiliki, Blacky, Daniel Wilson, Mandators among others, Alex O ruled the airwaves in the 90s and disappeared into thin air.
The RnB crooner who has a lovely voice and actually dictated the pace then with his classic songs, especially “Pretty Women” and “Celebration”, allegedly absconded with his pretty South African lover. He was one of the very few Nigerian musicians who got fun-seekers grooving back in the days. A Jerry-Curl hairstyle-wearing folk, who is currently into animation and music composition, Alex O may not be as popular now as Psquare, D’banj, Kcee, 2face, name them.
But during his time, he was a force to reckon with, in the Nigerian music scene. No show would be complete without Alex O gracing the stage. Recently, the Imo State-born RnB singer opened up on the story of his musical odyssey, revealing, however, that he’s planning to stage a comeback to his first love- music.
According to him, while he was away, he went back to school to study Film and Animation in South Africa. “I spent about four years in South Africa. But most of the time, I was in Singapore, Sweden and France. I have travelled around the world. I’ve always been in music, but I studied Film and Animation. It’s all within the art terrain. I’m working on an album, and I’m doing a lot of visuals work in terms of 3D Graphics, and animation for TV commercials.
I also work with some people who are producing music videos in addition to doing post-production for movie producers.
He is determined to relaunch his career.