The Nigerian music industry was thrown into mourning on Thursday when the news broke that veteran Sound Engineer, Osy Denobis had died.
Although the cause of his death was yet to be made public, thebladengr.com gathered that the late Sound Engineer, was one of the best hands ever in the Nigerian music industry.
According to our source, “Osy was a great Sound Engineer who worked with the late Christy Essien Igbokwe’s band for so many years. He was also a major backbone with the Femi Kuti Band, Lagbaja, Onyeka Onwenu as well as worked on many great shows all over the country”.
Veteran Graphic designer and producer, Chief Charles Imoloame who broke the news on his Facebook page yesterday, wrote: “I just received a message from Chief Edwin Igbokwe on the sad passage this morning of Osy Denobis”.
Since the news of his death filtered out, several music industry personalities have been paying tributes to the renowned sounds man.
Veteran musician and producer, Emma Ogosi wrote: “Our GENTLE GIANT, OSY DENOBIS Is gone! Absolutely devastating. God! Rest in peace, my very dear friend!”
See other reactions below :
“I still don’t get it. This guy still reacted to my posts last week. One of the best professionals I met in this business. I covered too many concerts OSY was on sound. Calm pleasant. Caresses the buttons of his mixers with deep concentration. I just still don’t get it.”
-Tunde Alabi-hundeyin Dudu
“So sad a tale to tell…Gentle Giant, that’s My endearing nickname for this my awesomely talented and humble big brother!!! Still hard to assimilate that Ossy is gone”
“Goodnight Osy: If you were privileged music happenstances of the early 1980s to this day, then you must have crossed paths with Osy Denobis. Osy was one of the most gifted sound engineers. He anchored almost all concerts in Nigeria’s exciting music scene then, up to today. Earlier today, the sounds of life eternally paused for my dear friend. It was a privilege to know and hang beside you, those younger years. May the angels find you worthy at the eternal palace of grace and peace. Rest now, my brother.”
“Osy Denobis is gone to be with his maker. One of those things in life that is hard to believe but remains true. Osy was an accomplished sound man and a thorough-bred professional that I had the privilege of working with, over the years. Calm, focused and hardworking, Osy was always a major blessing to the numerous projects he participated in. Rest In Peace, Boss”.
“Words fail me. How do I bid you fare well? You were too humble and kind to depart so soon !!! Hmmmmmmmmm”
“Words fail me. Tears frozen in my sockets. My heart lurches like it would jump out of my chest. So hard to believe that you are gone my master and mentor. Osy Denobis May God grant your gentle soul a peaceful rest”