About | Buchi Autonwu Last updated(November, 2019)
Buchi Autonwu, pouplarly known as Buchi, is a Nigerian reggae gospel artist.
He started as a disc jockey (D.J) in night clubs before giving his life to christ in the year 1992 in Christ Embassy Church.
Ever since then Buchi has been blowing the mind of his fan with his powerful, danceable reggae songs.
Biography - Buchi Autonwu
Buchi, born in Kaduna, Nigeria to parents of Abia State Origin.
Buchi started his education in Enugu in Methodist College, and Federal Government College. He gained admission to University of Lagos in 1983 to study English Language and literary studies. He graduated with a BA and MA in 1986 and 1988 respectively.
He took up an appointment with the University at the end of his program to lecture and run a phD program.
Buchi remained a staff member of the Department of English of the University until 1994, when he yielded to the higher calling to propagate the gospel of Jesus through writing and singing in the reggae genre.
While in the University, his casual involvment in black activism through reggae club grew more intense after listening to Oliver Thambo and the officials of ANC (African National Congress) from South Africa, during the club's exhibition on "Apartheid in South Africa" Again, having studied the black activitist literature of Dennis Bruts, Wole Soyinka, Muta Baruka and the likes, Buchi's preoccupation with reggae music as an "outcry against oppression" became deeper.
Little wonder he also became involved in one of the campus confraternities which at the time prided themselves as anti oppression movements. This pre- occupation with reggae music took a new turn when his friend Ras Kimono invited him to join his team of Deejays on the Floating Bukka - a reggae nightclub sitauted on a docked vessel on the Marina, Lagos Island.
In 1992, Buchi gave his life to Jesus in Christ Embassy Church and transitted from the nightclub to the choir of that ministry, where he has remained till date.
PERSONAL LIFE - BUCHI
Buchi is married to Jane (Buchi's wife) and he is blessed with four(4) children.
MUSICAL CAREER - BUCHI
Foremost on the list of Buchi's strong musical influences are Eric Donaldson, Joseph Hills, Burning Spear and Frankie Paul.
1st Album released 1999 (These Days), 2nd album released 2002, (So Beautiful) 3rd album released 2005 (What a Life) and many others.
Buchi has ministered in church concerts including Reinhard Bonke's stadium-packed outreaches. He is Multiple award winner including prestigious AMEN for Best in Gospel Category, 1999 Faith, POMP and TOMA Awards for Best Artiste, Reggae Artiste and Gospel album of the year variously.
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