Fire, passion and magic.
Cool, strong beats. Hot melodies. Inspired, well-versed rap rhymes keep your pulse racing.
A female voice that clearly knows where to go. That can be impulsive and violent and yet can give a ballad all the fervor, passion and all her soul. That voice belongs to CHIOMAA. And from the very first moment their sounds carry this fascinating attraction and this pinch of the finest exotic.
CHIOMAA, a native of Chioma Akuezue, comes from Nigeria, from the Ibo ethnic group. She was born in Sokoto in the Islamic-dominated north of the country. The Catholic family fled to Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, when CHIOMAA was still a child. Abuja is also a city full of music. On the streets and on the radio. CHIOMAA is in the church choir. “I sang in the mass every Sunday,” recalls CHIOMAA, “everyone who heard me at the time came to me and said that I will probably become a singer later. That naturally spurred me on. "
Maybe she already felt that an artist, a rapper, an entertainer was slumbering in her.
In any case, she is there early with recordings. “Yes, that's right,” laughs CHIOMAA, “I sang an EP for the mission sisters of the monastery, in which my parents often went to mass, in 2005.” That is also the time when the international music ears are lining up again towards Nigeria , Femi Kuti continues the musical legacy of his father Fela Kuti's African skirt. But for CHIOMAA`s mother, this music is something from the street and something useless. It is therefore not allowed to sing at home. And school friends were not often visiting Akuezue's house. For CHIOMAA, it's about staying at home, reading books and doing homework every day. Then off to bed. "There was nobody I could talk to about my feelings. There was only one booklet, the pages of which I filled with poetic lines that would later become texts for my songs. ”CHIOMAA is even supposed to become a nun, but then she leaves home and family and heads for Lagos. The booklet must, of course.
The ten currently present songs show how easily Chioma combines Independent Romance with chilled Clubmusic. With each album Chioma creates little, trenchant pictures just like big, powerful narratives filled with real life – she explicitly shows what she stands for, who she is and that she has something to say. Her unique timbre adds an emotional force to the game, capturing everyone’s attention with no room for escape.