Sony Music West Africa has announced the signing of a talented female artiste, Ona Dema, to its label management.
Onaedo Obiekwe a.k.a Ona Dema is a 23-year-old singer-songwriter whose music cuts across a variety of genres including pop, fusion, and alternative. Her music is a reflection of her personal experiences and the environmental elements that influence those experience.
Ona Dema grew up listening to greats like Fela and Lagbaja but has been influenced by modern stars like Beyonce and Sia; the quartet helped sharpen her musical craft and finesse her skills in vocal delivery, stage showmanship and lyrical writing.
A native of South Eastern Nigeria, Enugu State to be precise, Ona Dema’s foray into music could be traced back to her college days at Caritas University where she studied Psychology and only took to singing as a form of entertainment to her friends and colleagues. She later became famous for her musical appreciation and a skillful showcase of vocals. While her fan base grew in trickles, she joined a girl band and continued to unravel her creative self, making cover records to popular music classics and writing her own songs.
By the time she was 21, Ona Dema decided to take her musical prospect up a notch by launching a professional career. At the dusk of the 2018 year, she dropped her debut single ‘Waka Waka’ produced by Qasebeatz and it garnered a lot of rave reviews. Her graceful reception in the music industry led to the release of more radio-friendly music singles, all of which enjoy adequate rotation on the airwaves.
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Now that Ona Dema is signed to Sony Music West Africa, she commented on her deal saying, “I’m still pinching myself wondering if this is really happening. This Sony signing is a confirmation that dreams really do come true if you believe and chase it regardless of what anybody says. I know this is a platform that will let me put my best foot forward and shine while at it, and I am very excited about what we have coming.”