His trademark dreadlocks was the sensation in the iTaukei music scene in the 1980s and the 1990s.
First starting off from the sigidrigi genre before moving into sequence music, anyone can say he was the forerunner for the later widely popular and acknowledged iTaukei sequence music scene, the main proponents being the Dokidoki brothers.
Sekove Raikoro was the talk of the town.
His gigs ranged from local nite clubs to overseas birthdays and parties. Fame and money easily came his way. The dreadlocked iTaukei singer developed a huge fan base which saw him earn up to $1000 per night. That was the demand he commanded.
His dreadlocks even survived the Fiji Police Force regulations, as the men in blue made use of his musical talents for their community policing programs. No mean feat considering the Police's strict disciplinary requirements. His dreadlocks were made an exception.
But after eight solo albums and countless others with more than 20 bands and sigidrigi groups, Sekove just called it quits.
Instead of walking away from music, he became a born again Christian and took up Gospel music instead. That was way back in 2003.
"At the time, my usual thing was to buy some fish and then go over to a friend's house and drink grog. It was like that every single day of my life until one day I stopped and asked myself is that how my life will be for the rest of my life?"
"My friend jokingly told me that I was just tripping because back then I was smoking marijuana, but I turned to him and told him that for the first time in my life I was afraid," Sekove says.
He adds that as a man, he has come to a stage in his life where he wants to just stand back and re-examine himself.
Now he had just released his seventh gospel album titled Sa Bera, Sega Ni Yaga Noda Tagi (It's Too Late, Our Cries Are In Vain) which was inspired by a sermon by his Christian Mission Fellowship pastor.
"This album is to serve as a reminder to us all that one day our cries will be in vain and also to encourage us to seek the truth and the way and the life," Sekove says.
He had already released the album three months ago and admittedly Sekove says he does not earn the money he used to while being a secular musician.
"Even though I don't earn enough money, I am more satisfied with what I have and the blessings that have been given to me. I am more concerned with my family and my kin," he says.
Even as a gospel artist, he has produced some hits that has had made airtime in local radio stations like his volume two title song, Na Cakacaka Ni Turaga Au Lomana (God's Work I love) and Apa Tamaqu.
While we may owe this to him as a naturally gifted musician and song writer, he thinks otherwise.
He says it is a labour of love; something he enjoys because it has to do with music and a cross he is glad to bear.
"What's the use if a man gains the world but loses his soul?"
"Yes, it's my bread and butter, allowing me and my family to get by, but at the same time, we all have different callings in our lives. Some were called to be preachers and I am a musician. So music is my thing," Sekove says.
He adds that he had always composed gospel songs long before he became a born again Christian in 2003, and many of his songs that had been recorded in his past six gospel albums were written before he became a Christian.
"Now whenever I am doing my bible studies, I would have a guitar ready by my side and I have changed my phone especially because I want one with a recording device, that would allow me to record chord structures straight away," Sekove says.
Again, Sekove is at the forefront of gospel music and he is one of the most recent iTaukei music artists that has returned to the church and gospel music. The other prominent ones were Marika Gata, Vilimone Lote and Kiniviliame 'Boss' Cava. Not to mention the recent proliferation of gospel music and artists of late.
Sekove is spearheading a gospel music concert that will be held later in September, in collaboration with Procera Music, and he is promising a good and professional show from a collection of gospel artists.
And to this day, he has not lost his friend even though he has become a born again Christian. Yes, the friend that he shares the fish and grog with.