Over 4 years after the death of Michael Jackson who passed away on June 25, 2009, his Nigerian look-alike, Michael Eze popularly known as Walko-Chilko, has blamed no one but himself for his inability to get in touch with the “stage idol” while he lived.
Expressing regrets in a chat with Showtime, Walko-Chilko said, “ The greatest mistake I have ever made in my life was my inability to meet Michael before his death. While he lived, people advised me to send my photograph to him, but I never took the advice seriously until after his death.”
Speaking further, Walko Chilko revealed that when PMAN used him to welcome Marlon Jackson to the country a few years ago, the first question the latter asked was whether his brother knew his activities.
The Imo State-born pop singer who is returning to the spotlight with a new album, ‘Come Let’s Heal The World,’ described the late king of pop as “ the greatest entertainer that ever lived in the history of the world.”
However, explaining why he decided to imitate the late Michael Jackson’s lifestyle even after his death, Walko-Chilko noted that they share a lot in common. “I play pop and I’m a good dancer. I believe I have the same look with Michael Jackson despite my colour. I admire Jackson very much and I believe even the life a black man is living today is imitated,” he explained.
The pop star’s new album is being dedicated to the late Michael Jackson’s Heal The World Foundation. According to him, Jackson’s legacy has to be sustained. “I wrote the song in support of Michael Jackson’s Heal the World Foundation. It was written because children of the world need helping hands.”
The 10-track album also features songs like ‘My Love is Free” ‘Pretty Mama Jama”, “Peace for Africa” and ‘African Heroes’.
According to Walko-Chilko, the songs in the album are mainly party songs that flow with the trend.