A new star is shining brightly in the Nigerian entertainment firmament, and he is none other than Ozonna, a Nigerian born, London raised and New York-based genius in the art and craft of music. The 22-year-old is a son of the world renowned Professor of Economics and ex-governor of the CBN, Prof. Chukwuma Charles Soludo. He studied at the Institute of Contemporary Music, London, and is using this medium to herald his intentions to bless his fans and lovers of quality music in Nigeria with his unique sounds by bringing it home.
Ozonna has performed all through London, opening for the likes of Chrystal Fighters, Kyla La Grange, We Have Band, and Alice Gold. It wasn’t until he released his free promo single “Me & You On Top,” which got him on rotation in six U.S. markets and featured on over 400 major blogs, and has received nearly 1 million hits across YouTube channels. His first show in New York was hosted by Atlantic Records executive Rahim Wright. Responding to questions from journalists on what genre of music Ozonna does, his Country Manager, Chuddy Anene stated, “Ozonna does an arresting fusion of pop, dance, African rhythms and other world music influences. He is blessed with an ability to skillfully blend diverse rhythms, penning insightful lyrics and vocals ranging from bass to falsetto. Ozonna showcases those rare talents on his debut five-song suite Extended Play (EP) titled “Believe It to See It”. The EP contains tracks like the inspiring- “Believe It, To See It” track, the feel good- “We Glow”, the love themed- “Wonderland”, the social commentary- “Corrupt Mind” and the life affirming- “Smile”.