ANTUONWU, Buchi

Born
in

Kaduna State

Mr

ANTUONWU

Buchi

Buchi Antuonwu is a Reggae Gospel Singer and Writer. He was a lecturer at the Department of English in the University of Lagos until 1994 when he yielded to the higher calling to propagate the gospel of Jesus through writing and singing in the reggae genre. While in the university, his casual involvement in black activism, through reggae club grew more intense after listening to Oliver Thambo and the officials of African National Congress(ANC) from South Africa, during the club’s exhibition on “Apatheid in South Africa”. Again, having studied the black activist literature of Dennis Brutus, Wole Soyinka, Muta Baruka and the likes, his use of reggae music as an ‘outcry against oppression’ became deeper which led to his involvement in one of the campus confraternities which at the time prided themselves as anti oppression movements only to discover that there was more to it than met the eyes. Buchi's preoccupation with reggae music took a new turn when his friend Ras Kimono invited him to join the team of dj's on the Floating Bukka (a reggae nightclub situated on a docked vessel on the Marina, Lagos Island). Buchi released his first album, These Days, in 1999. His second album, So Beautiful, was released in 2002. The Third one,What a life! was released in 2005. In 2008, he released his fourth album, Sound of Life and in 2011, the fifth album Judah! was released.
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Mrs Jane
State of Origin: Abia State
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Profession Gospel Singer , Writer
Working Experience
Methodist College , Uzuakoli; Federal Government College, Enugu; University of Lagos, Lagos
Tertiary
N/A

– Winner, “Best Reggae Artiste”, Award
– Winner, “Best in Gospel Category,” Award
– Winner, “Gospel Album of the Year” Award.

PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS
– Cease Fire;
– Behind the Songs

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