LONDON (PRWEB) July 24, 2020
This Saturday 25th July, 2020, Broadcasting Legend Miss Julie Coker will be celebrating her 80th birthday. In a specially recorded message for the occasion, she has sent out a very special thanks to American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist Anderson Paak, for sampling her 1970's record hit ‘Ere yon’ on his track ‘Savier's Road’ which featured on the album 'Oxnard'.
WATCH THE CLIP HERE: https://youtu.be/yLLpl4ZtY08
Paak, released his debut mixtape, O.B.E. Vol. 1 in 2012, and went on to release Venice in 2014. He later followed up with Malibu, in 2016, which received a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammy Awards, followed by Oxnard, in 2018 and Ventura, in 2019. At the 61st Grammy Awards, Paak won his first Grammy award for Best Rap Performance with the song "Bubblin". He again won a Grammy Award in 2020 for "Best R&B Album" with Ventura and one for Best R&B Performance for "Come Home" (feat. André 3000).
Apart from an extraordinary career covering 60 years in television, Miss Julie Coker released three albums under E.M.I. Music Nigeria and was an actress in the 1975 film, Dinner with the Devil .
An exclusive limited edition compilation record of seven songs was released by Kalita Records in 2019. They included the four recordings from ‘Ere Yon (Sweet Songs)’ and three from ‘Tomorrow’, highlighting the aforementioned single ‘Ere Yon’, which was re-interpreted by Anderson Paak as "Savier's Road" on his album ‘Oxnard’, globally released on Dr. Dre’s 'Aftermath' imprint, also on this compilation was the lost Afro disco classic ‘Gossiper and Scandal Monger".
In her personal history, back in 1957, she represented her school in a festival of arts that was featured in the Daily Times Newspaper in Nigeria. After she left secondary studies, Miss Coker began teaching at a convent in Warri. It was during this period she noticed an advertisement for a Miss Western Nigeria competition. Miss Coker entered and won the competition in 1958, that same year, she was also a runner-up at the Miss Nigeria contest.
Miss Julie Coker now runs a not-for-profit/non-profit organisation called ‘The Richard Coker Foundation’, named after her dear son Richard Coker-Enahoro who passed away as a result of Sickle Cell Anaemia. The Richard Coker Foundation was set in 2004 with the aim of helping underprivileged children in urban areas and aiding in the understanding and eradication of the Sickle Cell Anaemia Disease.
The Richard Coker Foundation: http://therichardcokerfoundation.com/
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