Despite that globally renowned musician Prince Nico Mbarga whose music Sweet Mother is still the highest selling African music world wide died June 1997, his legacy still reigns.
Mbarga reigns in the activities of his children who currently run the Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother Foundation with headquarters at Ikom Cross River state of Nigeria.
The mission and vision of the foundation is to make sure that the name of the man and all he stood for never dies.
Led by his eldest son and master guitarist Nico jnr, the Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother Foundation talks about the music and philanthropy of Prince Nico and his famous band Rocafiljazz.
The foundation is also a connecting link between the numerous fans of the late artist.
Of the ten children the talented guitarist left behind, four including Nico jnr, Descrow, Estelle and Slimphils are facing the music squarely and scoring points while the others are involved in other endeavours.
Nico jnr and Slimphils have a tag team playing and performing across Nigeria and Africa at large.
Their social media presence is also magic and connects with their fans in far flung Africa and south Americans cities.
The duo of multi instrumentalists do much of harmonisation of their fathers old songs as well as their personal compositions which includes their track ‘let’s go to farm’ which is a clarion call for Nigerians to take agriculture seriously.
By Fred Iwenjora