Happy Birthday Everest aka OrTiv Kpoo-Kpoo

Happy Birthday Everest aka OrTiv Kpoo-Kpoo

Today marks the birthday of one of Benue’s emerging talent, Everest known by his hit song; OrTiv kpoo-kpoo. ASKiNG RADiO Reporter, KiNG JAMES YiYE takes a look at this budding bunch of talent.


Like father like son, Emmanuel Terwase Iortimbir Ajabu was inspired by his Dad, Pa Iortimbir Ajabu Dyegeh who himself told Tim Cuttings music was in their blood. Young Everest looked up to him everyday. “As a child growing up, I was always thrilled by his performances and the way people responded by applauding him”. Everest told me in an interview.

Born on September 23 at Adikpo-Mbaagwa in the present Ushongo Local Government Area of Benue State, Everest attended Government Secondary School Alu in Ushongo. while in school, he says there was an increase in the miming trend and those of them that could mime foreign artists’ song were highly respected.

It was then Everest started miming songs performed by Dru Hill especially How Deep Is Your Love and Joe’s Good Girls. He later added Ja Rule to his list.

And later during his days in the University between 2004/2005, the trend of miming foreign artists changed and the Nigerian hip hop industry was fast growing with artists like 2Face Idibia and P-Square taking over and performing on stage. It was then he thought to himself, “Let me put together my own songs. I then started writing my songs”.

Today, Everest has recorded his songs and performs to the admiration of many.

This is wishing Everest the very best in his career. Happy Birthday!

Other Celebrities Celebrating today… 

Mary Kay Place

Born September 23, 1947) is an American actress, singer, director, and screenwriter. She is known for portraying Loretta Haggers on the television series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, a role that won her the 1977 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Comedy Series. Her numerous film appearances include Private Benjamin (1980), The Big Chill(1983), Captain Ron (1992) and Francis Ford Coppola‘s 1997 drama, The Rainmaker. Place also recorded three studio album for Columbia Records, one in the Haggers persona, which included the Top Ten country music hit “Baby Boy.”

Place was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the daughter of Gwendolyn Lucille (née Johnson) and Bradley Eugene Place.

She graduated from Nathan Hale High School and the University of Tulsa, where her father was an art professor; she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and received a speech degree.

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen

Born September 23, 1949 is an American singer-songwriter, known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed “The Boss”, he is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americanaworking class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, his distinctive voice, and his lengthy and energetic stage performances—with concerts from the 1970,s to the present decade running at up to four hours in length. His artistic endeavors reflect both his personal growth and the zeitgeist of the times.

Springsteen’s recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born to Run (1975) and Born in the U.S.A. (1984) find pleasures in the struggles of daily American life. He has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and more than 64 million records in the United States, making him one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. He has earned numerous awards for his work, including 20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, and an Academy Award as well as being inducted into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1999.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 05: Bruce Springsteen performing live at Wembley Stadium on June 4, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Brian Rasic/WireImage)

In 2009, Springsteen was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient, in 2013 was named MusiCares person of the year, and in 2016 was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

He married Patti Scialfa in 1991, and the couple have had three children – Evan James, Jessica Rae and Sam Ryan.


Kenneth “Chi” McBride

Born September 23, 1961. Chi is an American actor. He starred as high school principal Steven Harper on the series Boston PublicEmerson Cod on Pushing Daisies, Detective Laverne Winston on the Fox drama Human Target, and more recently Detective Don Owen in the short-lived CBS crime drama Golden Boy. He currently plays in a main role as Captain Lou Grover of the Five-0 taskforce in the CBS drama Hawaii Five-0. He has also appeared in films such as Gone in 60 SecondsThe TerminalI, RobotRoll Bounce, and Draft Day.

McBride was born in Chicago, Illinois, from which his nickname, Chi, derives. He was raised in the Seventh-day Adventist religion[1] and attended Shiloh Academy, now known as Chicago SDA Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist school. He graduated from high school at the age of 16. McBride originally planned to pursue a career in music. After studying several instruments and singing with gospel choirs in his native Chicago, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1986 to work for AT&T as a billing clerk.


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