We’ve heard of Grace Obika for about 4-5 years now, and she’s been doing her music thing in the UK. She’s making her debut on Jaguda.com today with 2 singles, She Wont & Take Me There…. Definitely check on it.
Grace Obika a singer/songwriter from North London, born in the UK
but of Nigerian comes from a strong musical background in her family, with one of her
relatives breaking into the music industry Leaving his mark on the UK R&B market, Lemar Obika (Multi-Award winning British Soul/R&B Artist).
Grace’s music grabbed the attention of DJ/Producer Karl ‘Tuff Enough’
Brown (who has worked with Rosie Gaines, Tina Moore, Ce Ce Peniston,
En Vogue, Brand New Heavies, Mark Morrison, Usher and Coolio, as well
as entering the charts with his own productions, such as TJR Feat.
Xavier “Just Gets Better” and TUFFJAM Feat. Jaquee Bennett “Need Good
Love”), where Grace was approached with a song writing contract to
write for an established group in Los Angeles called ‘Livin Out Loud’,
alongside one of her own tracks titled “So Right” to be made into a
house and garage track by the man himself. Karl Brown was so impressed by Grace
work that he opted to work with herright away.
Amongst the many gigs and charity events that Grace has made her mark
of performances of her original material, specific
highlights dated back to 2008 where Grace was invited to perform in Hollywood,
Los Angeles for the film Premier of ‘Amazing Grace’, and was also
invited to perform in Atlanta as a supporting act for Akons’ new
artist and songwriter, Riz from the US. She has also supported Marques
Houston in London during his tour in the UK, in that same December 2008 – Grace
was selected by MTV, as one of the 14 finalists out of 500 + artists,
to perform/appear on ‘Hugo Urban Rules’ show, which was aired on MTV
UK, TMF and MTV Base from January 11th-February 27th 2008.
In effect, Grace’s material mirrors a sound of a ‘FUSION’ of various
elements of genres (mix of Pop, Rock, Soul, Afro, R’N'B & Reggae) with
commercial appeal. Her sound will hold your interest, to see what else
she can “pull out the bag”.
*** She Wont
*** Take Me There