Oliver De Coque

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Chief Dr. Oliver De Coque
Birth nameOliver Sunday Akanite
Born(1947-04-14)April 14, 1947
OriginNnewi south, Anambra, Nigeria
DiedJune 20, 2008(2008-06-20) (aged 61)
GenresIgbo highlife
Occupation(s)Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Lead Guitarist
Years active1965–2008

Chief Dr. Oliver Sunday Akanite, popularly referred to as Oliver De Coque (April 14, 1947 – June 20, 2008),[1] was a popular Nigerian highlife musician and guitarist, he recorded more than 73 albums to his credit making him the most popular Highlife king of Africa, his music band group are known as ogene sound super of Africa, which blended modern high life and traditional Igbo music. His music paints a picture of the affluence enjoyed by the Igbo's of Nigeria whereby he calls out various names of wealthy Igbo men and their native titles acknowledging their accomplishments. He started playing music at the age of 17 with Ekpili. Oliver De Coque hailed from Ezinifite, Nnewi South Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria. His greatest hits are People's club of Nigeria, Otimkpu and Mbiri ka mbiri.


  1. ^ "Elders' Forum celebrates Oliver De Coque". The Nation. Retrieved 5 April 2018.