Born into a family of 8 and from the Niger Delta Region, she is a graduate of French and a French translator. Introduced to singing at the tender age of 8, Onos can best be described as the lady with an electrifying voice, a voice so irresistible with so much vigour and strength; it can light up any atmosphere. Not a novice to the music scene, she has been around for a while, sang in several choirs and groups and is presently a lead vocalist at the House on the Rock Church, Lagos.
For ONOS, music isn’t just a profession or a hobby, music is her life!! Her sight gives you the impression that there’s nothing more beyond the looks but yet, in the dark skin lies a jewel with a voice so rich and so strong, it would leave you spellbound.
Her influences early in her music career were Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Fred Hammond and Onyeka Onwenu. She has decided to take her singing to another level with her singles titled ‘Dance’ which was released in February 2009 and is currently enjoying massive air play and topping charts, it was produced by Flo, and is a dance hall track with very motivational lyrics, and hip-hop influence in it, it’s one of the hit tracks on her debut album (Keep Moving).The Official video for ‘Dance’ was released in 2010 and was directed by Clarence Peters is currently gaining air play on MTV Base and other TV stations. The album ‘Keep Moving’ is a 10 tracker album with songs like ‘Tomorrow’ featuring Lara George, ‘Keep On Moving’, ‘Gidigba’ featuring Jay Lyricist, ‘Na Your Love’ featuring Mike Aremu, ‘Try Am’ featuring Kefee, with great production input from the likes of ID Cabasa, Flo and a host of others more.
She is already bringing great dynamism into the music industry and with her life changing music; she is ready to sing hope, peace and restoration to millions of lives out there.
She has also performed at the ‘Laff for Life’ concert hosted by MC Abbey, Pink Pearl Foundation for breast cancer concert held in Asaba, City People Easter fiesta and a couple of other concerts and singing engagements within Nigeria and recently in Istanbul, Turkey where she has moved the crowd and proven to be a show stopper.
She has shared the stage with Gospel Giants like Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Don Moen, Ron Kenoly and a few others at The Experience 2010 where she did a remix to her hit song DANCE with Chevelle Franklyn from Kingston, Jamaica and she also sang the National Anthem with Phil Driscoll and Micah Stampley.
ONOS’s strong personality and passion for music is also reflected in her soulish style of singing which can be felt all through her songs in the album. Her style is wide and reflects influences from soul, pop, R&B, funk and Hip Hop. One of Nigeria’s rising Gospel acts, ONOS is surely an act to look out for. Her music is sure to keep you on your feet when you listen to her and you are guaranteed not to have any dull moment.
Onos also won the Song of the Year award. Check it our here
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Her new song In Control would be featured in the Volume 2 of the YadaMag Music Project.
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