Ugochi vocalist, spoken word artist, dancer, composer
Ugochi was born to Nigerian parents in Chicago. She credits both worlds with being the catalyst for her unique word, sound power and singing ability. Ugochi's sound has been described as "lively, energetic music that makes your feet move and heart think. Ugochi has written poems that have been honored by internationally renowned organizations like Apples and Snakes in the UK . She has also shared the stage with established artists such as Common, Eric Benet, John Legend, Femi Kuti, Edwin McCain, Maxi Priest, Malik Yusef, Umphrey's McGee, J. Ivy, Vieux Farka Toure, Luciano, Shaggy, Wayne Wonder and Stephen Marley and Toots and the Maytals. Chicago Music Awards classified her as "Best African Entertainer 2005." She was also the GAMA's (Global African Music Award), "Best African Female Entertainer of 2012" and Best African Pop Artist for her hit single, "Don't Mind Them." Her musical reverberation, part Afrobeat and part Chi-town soul has been cleverly coined Afro-Soul.
Generally Ugochi's choreo-poetic style of spoken word has been fused with her unique singing ability in order to generate a more powerful word sound attraction. A child of Nigeria, West Africa, Ugochi has grown into a full-fledged singer and songwriter comfortable enough with her talent for sound and the absence of it. A former rapper, turned poet, gone singer, Ugochi has become extremely versatile and creative with the range of music she is able to perform.
Thanks to the underground success of her debut album project appropriately titled "African Buttafly," Ugochi's voice has soared beyond international boundaries. She has recently released her sophomore album project, A.S.E, (Afro Soul Effect). This work is sure to be another word, sound wonder. Illinois Entertainer Magazine hails her as an urban singing phenomenon, a rising star with reach far beyond her city block. Ugochi is the next independent artist to watch as she soars to her rightful place in music history. Legendary Chicago jazz flautist, Nicole Mitchell, calls her, "My Neighborhood hero, creative, joyous, beautiful, Ugochi."