A Singer, Songwriter and Performer, Ify Otuya studied Music Performance and Production at the prestigious London Centre of Contemporary Music, where she received tuition from some international names including Toby Baker (Sinead O’connor, B.B King), Sid Gauld (Incognito), Pete Zeldman (Jaco Pastorius), Richie Stevens (Jay-Z), and played with the legendary Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Weseley (James Brown).
Based in London, she’s written, recorded and toured the UK with musicians including Folk-Soul sensation Whateverland, and Contemporary vocal group Souls of Prophecy Gospel Choir (Prince’s Trust Fund). She’s also been visible at different times, in circles within the Nigerian music industry (Felabration, Star Trek).
In 2010, she released her debut EP – “The Eclectic Definition of Miss O” [E.D.M.O], for which she journeyed to Nigeria (West Africa) to explore ways to combine African poly-rhythms with the melodic and emotive inflections of R&B.
What sets this talented afro-bohemian girl apart is her ability to effortlessly combine the earthiness of her roots with the essences of contemporary culture. There is experience, relevance, and diversity that come through in her music.