VRH-Celebbuzz caught up with Kennis Music Diva, Uwale Okoro a.k.a Essence for an exclusive interview. Essence who is currently in Dublin on a “working” vacation, hopes to get new inspirations, write songs and much more!
Click on link to listen to the interview: http://soundcloud.com/vickie-robert/exclusive-interview-with-uwale
Essence started her career in music at the age of 18. Before launching her debut album in 2004, She was discovered by Kenny St. Best at a talent hunt competition and since then, has graced the works of popular artistes such as Kenny St. Brown’s top song of all time, “Heaven Came Down” which she featured as well as background vocals for Paul Play Dairo’s debut album and The Remedies. Widely known as the voice behind the theme song for the famous soap opera, “Super Story”
Essence has performed alongside notable artistes such Sammie Okposo, Onyeka Onwenu, Mike Aremu to mention a few and has also penned other theme songs for movies/soap operas such as “Dominoes”, “Secrets and Scandals” and the award winning movie of 2009 “RELOADED”. The Graduate of Theatre arts from Delta State University Abraka has been familiar with awards right from her school days as she was awarded best actress of the department, and now in the music industry, she has also been nominated for numerous awards such as The Best Female Vocal Performance at the maiden edition of the HIP HOP Awards; won the Gbedu Awards for best female vocalist in 2001 & 2005.
Known for her strong vocal abilities, Essence has performed in numerous shows within and outside Nigeria. With her style of music being R&B with a fusion of Hip Hop and Soul, she presently has two albums to her credit. Her debut album“TRULY ESSENCE” which boasts of radio favourites- “LIKE DAT” and “AFRICAN PRINCE” and her sophomore album, “ESSENTIAL” with the hits “GOOD BOY”,“KALANGOLO” and the awesome duo with label mate, Jaywon on “FACE BOOK LOVE”.
Kennis Music Diva, Essence recently released the video for her new single- SEXY This song was recorded in 3 hours at one of her numerous studio sessions; Produced by Jiggy Jegg. Video Directed by Mex.
Click to watch and enjoy!