Two reputable Nigerian musicians, Peter King and Segun Buknor are currently going through hell. They would need divine intervention and perhaps assistance from well meaning Nigerians to bounce back and continue with their musical career.
Segun Buknor, an ace Afrobeat musician collapsed in his home at Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos and was diagnosed of diabetes and high blood pressure which later paralysed him.
Buknor who is in his late 60s has been bedridden in the last five years. He has lost his voice and can no longer speak while Peter King who runs what is probably the best school of music in Ilogbo Village, Badagry, Lagos, Nigeria was has been on his sick bed in the past two years.
He is attributing his sickness to prolong hard work in school. Now 76, King was trained at Trinity College London and has trained Nigerian musicians such as Asa and Lagbaja.
Born in 1938 in Enugu, he grew up in Lokoja, Lagos and Port Harcourt. In 1957 he joined the Roy Chicago band in Ibadan playing the Maracas and then the Conga drum.
He moved to other bands in Ibadan and then Lagos, playing the double bass, drums and then the alto sax. In 1961 he went to London where he studied at various schools of music, including Trinity College.