History was made on Sunday, November 6, 2016 as Bongo Music maestro Ababanna was crowned the King of Bongo Music in 2016 in an award ceremony that was initially started by 18 contestants.

In the event which had the three finalists Ababanna, Shama Melody and King Owigiri left at the mercy of thousands of people who had visit Nze Dan Orji for the event, it turned out that the crowd preferred the performance by Ababanna to others, leaving the judges of the Bongo Music battle no choice but to crown the Awaka born singer, the King of Bongo Music for 2016.

Mr. Emmanuel Ohalete aka Prophet Haliman (The Ote nkwu 1 of Africa), who has been seen in most recent events in Imo State with his customary palm wine tapper outfit has mostly been mistaken for someone who doesn’t know what he is doing, especially by those who has never seen him on stage, but the Izombe Oguta Local Government Area born singer finally got a chemo shot at the Nze Dan Orji Memorial Concert which took place on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at the Bongo Square Owerri, Imo State.