A Singer, Songwriter, Performer and Producer, Ify Otuya studied Music Performance and Production at the prestigious London Centre for Contemporary Music, where she received tuition from some international names including Toby Baker (Sinead O’Connor, B.B King, Brandy), Sid Gauld (Incognito), Pete Zeldman (Jaco Pastorius), Richie Stevens (Jay-Z), Marcia Escoffery (Elton John, Stevie Wonder); and played with the legendary Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Weseley (James Brown). She spent the last six years in the UK, writing, recording and touring with a variety of professional musicians and singing groups, including Folk-Soul sensation Whateverland, and Contemporary Soul-Pop-Gospel group, Souls of Prophecy. Currently, Ify is completing work on her debut EP – “The Eclectic Definition of Miss O“, for which she purposely relocated to Nigeria with the ambition of exploring ways to combine African poly-rhythms with the melodic and emotive inflections of R&B. Her EP is set to be released by the end of 2009. The first single is called “Temperature Rising” has just been released and she has been playing a series of select lounge gigs in Lagos.
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Listen to Ify Otuya – Temperature Rising