Ogechukwu Nwamaka Onwubuya
Born into a musically talented family, daughter of The Late African Reggae Legend Ras Kimono proves that music flows in her veins and has carved a niche for herself in the reggae and dance-hall scene in the Nigerian music industry. OGE KIMONO whose full name is Ogechukwu Nwamaka Onwubuya was born on the 14th day of August 1985 in Ikeja, Lagos State. It wasn’t too long before she began to show interest in music. At age 10 she started singing as a hobby and also in the school choir in her days of high school up until 2003 when she picked it up professionally with the encouragement of her father. Her vocal prowess gained her spots as backup vocalist for quite a number of reggae musicians across the world including Tuklan, Ade Bantu, Uwe Banton all based in Germany and Rocky Dawuni a known Ghanian act based in U.S.A and also not to forget Ras-kimono who groomed her. She has been on world class stages where she shared the spot light with the likes of Beenie Man, Damian Marley and Nas, Luciano, Turbulence to mention a few. Oge Kimono has also been featured on tracks with the Nigerian German based duo Tuklan where she showed her vocal strength alongside Beenie Man, Anthony B and also with Uwe Banton alongside Luciano.
Inspired by the likes of her legendary father Ras Kimono, Bob Marley, Tarrus Riley, Queen Ifrica and Lauryn Hill, Oge Kimono has a blend of roots reggae, lovers rock and dancehall vibes that meets the demand of every reggae fan. She has pulled electrifying performances at world class shows including the prestigious concerts such as:
Summer Jam 2010 with Uwe Banton (in Germany)
Kasumama Festival with Rocky Dawuni (in Austria)
Ruhr Reggae Summer 2009/10 with Uwe Banton (in Germany)
Reggae Jam with Uwe Banton (In Germany
She also had solo performances in various shows, clubs and events in Germany such as:
Studio 9 in Bielefeld Germany
Markandu in Paderborn Germany
Nigerian community award in Hamburg Germany
Nigerian Independence Day celebration in Berlin Germany
And a host of other concerts in Europe.
Motherland Nigeria has also had a taste of Oge Kimono’s vibes as she has held it down in several shows and concerts round the country. With the debut of her first single titled “Drum and Bass” which has enjoyed airplay across the nation and beyond, OGE KIMONO is one of the fast rising female star in the Reggae scene. Having worked with the profound video director AJE FILMWORKS to create a vibrant and colourful piece of art work, Drum and Bass video is a must see for all reggae fans and music lovers out there. She has also proven her presence in the entertainment industry where she was recognized and awarded for her contribution to the Reggae Scene in Africa by the Port Harcourt Comedy Club and also nominated in the categories of Best Reggae/Dancehall and Next Rated Artist in the prestigious Niger Delta Advancement Awards, OGE KIMONO stands to be a promising act in the reggae scene with her blend of roots reggae, lovers rock and dancehall vibes that meets the demand of every reggae fan.
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