One of Nigerian musicians who made waves in the 90s, Chris Hanen, is dead, YES INTERNATIONAL! Magazine can confirm.
He died on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. But the details are still sketchy.
In his 50s, and from the Ndokwa area of Delta State, two of his evergreen hits are Ozigizaga and Free Mandela.
A gifted singer and performer, his monster hit, Ozigizaga was produced by Sam Uquah.
He reportedly fell on bad times after being unable to come up with more hits, more so with the decline witnessed in the music industry then. He was playing here and there to keep body and soul together till he eventually died.
Confirming his demise, COSON Chairman, Chief Tony Okoroji, had this to say: “I just received with shock the news of the passing on of the great Ozigizaga exponent, Chris Hanen. Chris was a very talented and committed musician who worked with me closely on several projects in our days at EMI. Last year, Chris Hanen was at the funeral of Moses of Felyxx and Mozzyz fame. He was also at COSON House for the celebrated funeral of Rub-A-Dub Master, Ras Kimono.
“Chris was a very humble and an easy going person who will be terribly missed by all of us in the music industry who knew him. May the soul of Chris ‘Ozigizaga’ Hanen rest in peace.”