Bright Chimezie claimed that his family was drifting from the Igbo culture in Lagos, so he had to move back home.
The veteran Nigerian musician and dancer, Bright Chimezie has disclosed why he relocated to the village. Bright Chimezie, an Imo State veteran artiste, also known as Okoro Junior, was one of those that began the Nigerian music industry.
He recently relocated to his village to continue his music career. When asked why he had to move, he had this to say;
Thank you for that question. It has paid off tremendously. I don’t know how I would have felt, as someone that promotes indigenous culture, if my 25-year-old son cannot speak Igbo. It would have been torturous. It was drastic like you stated because, I took my family home when my children were still very tender. If I had not done it that time, I wouldn’t have been able to do it again. So, I didn’t regret it. Today, my children can speak Igbo fluently. They know their roots, my people, our culture and everything. So, our relocation has paid off greatly. Having achieved my goal, we are now set to start the process of returning to Lagos.
Okoro Junior claimed that the move to his village also affected his career positively. He said it was also beneficial for his family as some of his children were drifting away from the Igbo culture while in Lagos.
Oh my… I’m sure you are not a prophet, because it did? The song is almost ready and the working title is Asusu Ejiri Mara Gi (Identity Language). The truth is that Igboland is a gift to the Igbo, so are Yorubaland to the Yoruba and Hausaland to the Hausa. To that effect, every tribe should appreciate their language, and parents should also strive to ensure that their children speak their language. The advantages are unquantifiable and my children are already reaping the advantages, courtesy of my drastic relocation back home.
The ace performer, Bright Chimezie also disclosed that one of his sons has gotten into the music industry and will be releasing his debut soon.