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Who Is…Retta



Born in Nigeria to a music loving father and Nigerian Nurse mother from Rivers State. While in school, Retta always felt out of place with her peers and she was once referred to as a loner. She often stayed in doors to paint pictures of her surrounding by writing songs and singing. Retta always knew that the world would hear her pain, love and heartbreak through her voice.

This soulful and young singer aims to captivate the world with her unique style. She draws inspiration from the 70’s, 80’s music and the likes of Corrine Bailey Rae, Tracy Chapman, Macy Gray and Dido. Retta was discovered by Joy Tongo in 2008, President of Jton Productions while vacationing in Nigeria. According to Joy Tongo, “Retta is the void that is missing in the African female music scene.. She is got the voice of angel, look of a goddess and determination to take her straight to the top.

Listen to Retta – Kolo For You

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  1. Akpevwe Joe

    November 11, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    Wow so pleased to see her here.iv listened to kolo for u over n over again.its even on my laptop proud of u girl.*she went to. Fatima my second sch *:-)

    • LAUREN

      November 20, 2010 at 2:26 am

      She is gorgeous, danm

  2. hateunrealisticpeople

    November 11, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    her voice is refreshing…….like coooool water…

  3. akudo

    November 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    wow, her voice is so rich and strong. the clarity of her voice and message of the song is awesome. nice one retta, our own tracy chapman lol

  4. omogekofo

    November 11, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    a breath of fresh air………….like GEJ is to Nigeria.

    • missy-spectacularrr

      November 11, 2010 at 7:41 pm

      na wah oh! peeps must politicize everything sha!

  5. jayd

    November 11, 2010 at 4:35 pm


  6. Jade

    November 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    love it, looking forward for more…

  7. Truth teller

    November 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    she’s good….

  8. no unwholesome talk

    November 11, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    i love the song!
    i dont like seeing the album art though… *shudders*

    • Yuds

      November 11, 2010 at 6:33 pm

      I agree! I can’t even look at it again. Kinda creeped me out! But she does have a lovely voice!

  9. skinny

    November 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Beautiful music’ infact the best I’ve heard this year! She’s really gonna make us proud. (Go geT the grammy sweety) team retta.

  10. samson

    November 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm


  11. The Bola

    November 11, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    quite soothing

  12. praz

    November 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    gosh… i dey kolo 4 dis song. u know for a min i thot it was tracy chapman or dido. retta dat was a good1. it classic and its sound out

  13. Purpleicious babe

    November 11, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    i like it…… nice voice.. well written.. creative, above all it is very light, easy and cool… it has an edge…:). i dey kolo for mybaby…..

  14. kc nwachukwu

    November 11, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Retta retta retta!!!!! Hmmmmm….am speechless….kolo 4 u is one of d best songs I’ve heard….really luv it….listen 2 it like everytime….retta is good nd am proud of her….’thumbs up gal’

  15. josphynn

    November 11, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    luvly, keep it u defo will rise to d top.
    first part of ur story is a lil like me but without the music bit tho.
    hehe 🙂

  16. D.O.T.M.H.

    November 11, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    sounds nice

  17. seni

    November 11, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    very nice

  18. amyjosh

    November 11, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Hmmm….luv this

  19. Olivia

    November 11, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Retta, already loving you sis…Go get ’em. We know what you’re capable of and this is just a little tip. So proud to be 9-g-rian!!!!

  20. Jo Uthman

    November 11, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    beautiful voice –

  21. Ajiri

    November 11, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Beautiful song, love it, love it. Retta rocks, cant wait to see more of her.

  22. beanie

    November 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    kinda reminds me of Asa…beautiful voice

  23. justme

    November 11, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Is that queen Amina of Zaria picture?!!!! (shuddering). Lovely voice though 🙂

    • gbeborun

      November 12, 2010 at 2:36 pm

      I agree with you, the make up and all that is like Ara knock off, she’s naturally pretty and could do without it but her voice is just divine,bless her

  24. asa

    November 11, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Love love love it, how can i download it online, its just great.

  25. Chika**

    November 11, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Nice! I like…

  26. Jackie Collins

    November 12, 2010 at 12:35 am

    simply splendid, i m so proud of her…i think she truly does v an angelic voice…

  27. She

    November 12, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Abeg what it THIS?? (kissed my teeth, roll my eyes and walk out of thread)

  28. pop

    November 12, 2010 at 2:49 am

    rettaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! go retta! go retta!! lovely song and sweeeeeett innocent voice! go girl!

  29. Dith

    November 12, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I really like it 🙂
    Expecting to hear more from her

  30. Pat Pat

    November 12, 2010 at 8:31 am

    Wow, is all I can say. Ok then, really a breath of FRESH AIR. TEAM RETTA!!!!!!!!U gotta keep up like this tho, dont get infected.

  31. DisGirl

    November 12, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Lovely voice! Def a nice change from the loud gra gra tht assualts us in the air waves…two thumbs up

  32. mbabazi

    November 12, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    very nice song and her vice is refreshing. does she have an album available.

  33. Becky

    November 12, 2010 at 1:38 pm


  34. nigerianbabe

    November 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    she sounds a lot like asa. nice.

  35. ejiwunmi awelewa

    November 12, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    just like voice.kip it up girl

  36. Iee

    November 12, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    been seeing the post of this song but never listened to it..a bite scary i must confess…but its light like someone said and actually very nice..kolo for you…nice…well asa has a more raspy voice in comparism to retta…similarities i would say they sing differently from everyone else thats inot pop(POPULAR) MUSIC

  37. Nneka

    November 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    She is Retta…not Asa abeg. I hope she sticks around. Lovely voice, catchy song!

  38. Lady P

    November 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    She’s good!

  39. gbeborun

    November 12, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    omg this song is addictive,love it

  40. Awen

    November 13, 2010 at 1:58 am

    Such a wonderful, creative perfromance, I really hope to see (or hear) more from you Retta, and I love that you’ve taken a different road from all the new Naija acts out there, am proud of you.

  41. pwettybambi

    November 14, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Very nice

  42. i like like

    November 14, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    WOW!!!! wow!!!! rich voice! rich lyrics!! love love love! VERY UNIQUE!

  43. thelly

    November 15, 2010 at 1:53 am

    Retta, like i told you keep doing your thing.
    I love the song, its different!

  44. babeeee

    November 15, 2010 at 4:42 am

    <3 it!!!!

  45. Ms. Jayee

    November 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Okay! i know this babe, didn’t expect this at all. This speaks to my heart!! Nice one Loretta!

  46. Yori

    November 16, 2010 at 3:18 am

    awww she sound hecka cute <3

  47. Anya

    November 23, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    can you hear her voice? beautiful gurl, captivating voice.

  48. catherina

    January 13, 2011 at 7:39 am

    shez amaizng

  49. hubert"trac 5"olie

    February 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    greatest unique uniporter….nothing do u babe…..the song go well

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