UbuntuFM gets in touch with Ogoo following the release of her latest single, ‘Onye Isi Oma (The Lucky One)’ and ‘You Are Mine’. In this exclusive interview with UbuntuFM’s Ikenna Okeh, Ogoo talks about being a music artist in modern Nigeria, her career, #MeToo and the effect of digitization on the local music scene.
Ogochukwu Oye better know as "Ogoo" grew up in a close-knit Nigerian family that hails from Awka in Anambra State. Years after practising law as a certified Barrister, Ogoo decided to pursue her first love and passion “Music”. Her passion for music has always been there since a baby. Her Mum told her that as a three-year-old, she would sing and dance with drummers whenever she hear drum beats. She grew musically by joining a choir at a tender age and even though she was studying, she ensured her music grew as she grew individually. So let's hear from Ogoo!
Some tracks run out of steam after the 3 minute mark, not this one!
The song starts of with a gentle rhythm guitar and beat which are smoothly picked up by Ogoo’s voice as she leads us into the song proper. Ogoo’s vocal tone is confident and tuneful. Even at high pitches, her vocal quality retains its consistency. There is no mistaking in the feeling she puts into her performance.
Lyrically, the song is meaningful, heart-warming and enriched with punchy phrases;