Bright Chimezie

Bright Chimezie was born on October 1, 1960. He is from Eastern Nigeria. He is usually described as the Duke of African Music.

His style of music is described as the Ziggima Moves.

As at April 2021, Bright Chimezie still attends concerts to promote his movement.

Bright Chimezie is a highlife musician who is still exploring the music world and promoting highlife music.

He is from Umuahia in Abia State, a South-East State of Nigeria. He is married with children.

His wife’s name is Chinyere Oyiridiya Chimezie.

He is blessed with five [5] children.

Bright moved to Lagos in 1979 after his secondary education to stay there permanently in a bid to showcase his talent.

Bright Chimezie is a legendary music icon and cultural ambassador extraordinaire.

On September 30, 2018, Bright Chimezie said ‘’people said I was dead after I relocated from Lagos to Igbo land. 

He is the founder of the Ziggima movement.

His music tone focuses on social happenings and subtle analysis.

His sarcastic music tone can clearly be depicted in his music titled ‘’because of English’’.

He is known for mixing comedy in his music to pass a sensitive message.

His songs are a mixture of Igbo highlife with traditional Nigerian music.

While in Lagos, He played for numerous bands and played frequently in clubs.

In 1984, he released ‘’respect Africa’’ which made him grow more popular.

His Ziggima movement was formed in 1987 after he left his former band.

He retired temporary from the highlife music scene from 2003 to 2009 to spend time with his immediate family and infuse them with the Igbo way of life.


Best Nigerian highlife music legend [2015]

Duke of African music award by Nigeria Union of Journalists [NUJ]


  • Because of English.
  • Ube Uwanne.
  • I Got the Rhythm.
  • African Style.
  • This is our Home.
  • Enwefe lam nwa baby.
  • Liza.
  • Ala Eze.
  • Respect Africa Kwere m Ise.
  • This is our Home.
  • Life of Yesterday.
  • Nne Oma.
  • Oji Mu Ome Onu.
  • Life na teacher.
  • Trust and Justice.
  • Remember your Root.
  • Oyibo Mentality.

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