My Music Was Prophetic To Development In My Hometown, Uburu – Jah Boy

My Music Was Prophetic To Development In My Hometown,  Uburu – Jah Boy

By Moses Okorie

A gospel-raggae singer who hails from Uburu in Ebonyi state, Perculiar Obasi Nwachukwu,  popular known as Jah Boy, has declared that his hit-track, Uburu Amaka (Uburu is Beautiful)  is a prophecy of the development that has come to stay in his hometown, Uburu.

Jah Boy was speaking during the service of songs held in honour of his family member, Elder Francis Ngene Ogbu on Friday,  April 29, at Umuobuna Community in  Uburu.

The music of Jah Boy took over the airwaves in 1990 especially in his hometown, which he believed paved the way for Uburu to be reckoned with among other people,  because the place was underdeveloped and backward.

According to him, “I foresaw what will happen in Uburu; at that time Uburu was nothing to write home about. We did not have even a representative in the local government then, though it was the local government headquarters.  It was only Okposi and Ugwulangwu that were in control.

“After singing that music, in the next two years or so, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu from Uburu, became the governor of Abia State, and after Onu, it continued to Dave Umahi, and today Uburu has become a centre of development.  That is why they call me Uburu Music Prophet, which I agree”.

Gov. Umahi

Jah Boy revealed that he has been into music since 1980 when he was still in his early 20s and his music was used mostly at radio houses, before he sang Uburu Amaka in 1990, which brought him into limelight.

Before now, Uburu only had a tarred road from Mpu in Enugu State to Okposi, but today, almost all the roads in Uburu are tarred and beautified with streetlights,  which shines every night. Flyover bridges strategically constructed to ease traffic and add aesthetics to the town. This development in Uburu was recorded courtesy the present state governor, Engineer David Umahi who hails from the place.

“Uburu now hosts King David University of Medical Sciences,  University Teaching Hospital,  College of Nursing and Midwifery,  Industrial Cluster amongst others, which made Uburu a pride of place in the state and its environs.

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