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.“
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