Sometime in 2012, my very good friend Victoria Eruogho invited me for her birthday party on the Island. It was really fun and when it was time for karaoke, I requested to sing Stevie Wonders “Happy Birthday” song for her. That was my first attempt at karaoke and I chose that song because I felt I knew the words of the song and I was also pretty confident that I had a good voice. Unfortunately for me, it turned out to be a disaster because not only did I muddle-up the words of the song during the karaoke, but my voice was terrible. I was glaringly embarrassing myself in front of every one and I was practically stuck there until an “angel” came to bail me out. She took another microphone, joined me and sang the song so well. Her name was Blessing Eruogho, the celebrants sister.
This was my first and unfortunately my last encounter with the remarkable singer Bbee.
I didn’t get to meet her after then and I was dumb-founded to find out that she passed on a couple of weeks ago. As I read about her now in various media, I keep flashing back to that personal encounter I had with her and I just wish I got to know her more…….and at least to thank her for “rescuing me” that day. All I can say now is Rest in Peace angel Bbee. Surely you have gone to a better place.
Bbee has since been buried and is now resting peacefully.
Bbee was born into the of family Eruoghos from Ughelli North LGA of Delta. She has a background in Economics from the Lagos State University. Bbee discovered her love for singing as a little child in the church choir, afterward she moved into the adult choir even as a little girl and was referred to as “golden voice” because she was that unique. Music grew in her, which led her in joining a singing band in high school.
She has a special way of singing her school’s anthem, that gave her several recognition and award from the school authority. Upon graduation, she pursued her love for music, singing as backup singer with great Nigeria artists such as Onyeka Onwenu, Sammy Okposo, and Stella Damasus. She was once in the top 20 of the very first Nigeria Idol. Came as a 1st Runner up of the only Sony Ericsson singing competition and moved to form her own band, that played in Sheraton Hotel and Towers for several years.
Bbee in a bid to take her music career to the center stage Signed a management deal with Music video director PRODIGY and in the 2nd week of May, she left for the USA to complete her latest single titled “Tif My Heart” Download link: http://we.tl/2dgdZciCF7
The song was due for release and it’s Video billed to be Directed in the US by PRODIGY but was abruptly pushed forward due to Bbee’s ill-health. Unfortunately she lost the fight for life on the 27th of July 2014.
Vibrant Bbee lived a kind and humble life giving a helping hand to everyone that came her way. She left behind a legacy that will forever live on in our hearts, may her gentle soul rest in perfect peace… Amen.