Bukola Ogunbodede a.k.a Zorah featured Phyno in ‘Hustle’ and performed ‘Jolomi’ alone in her two tracks in the star-studded One Mic album. She is the only lady among the four One Mic winners launched into Nigeria’s music industry recently at the Airtel One Mic All-Stars Album launch. The Theatre Arts graduate of University of Ibadan spoke on her plans.
The Airtel One Mic Volume 1, an 11-track album, featuring top Nigerian artistes like Tuface, Reminisce, Illbliss, Patoranking, Vector and Phyno was unveiled at a colourful event in Lagos. It was performed by the four Nigerian students who emerged winners in the Airtel One Mic music talent hunt show organised for music talents in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
Zorah happened to be the only lady in the group. Others are Jeffrey Jackson a.k.a Acetune, Alalade Uthman a.k.a Jay Dreamz and Ekundayo Monja a.k.a L.A.S.E.
In excitement Zorah said: “I am very happy that my dreams are becoming a reality. And that it is getting bigger beyond my imagination. Before I was discovered through the Airtel One Mic I had wanted to be a performer the whole world would know through performance just like Michael Jackson, a kind of singer that would last. I am very grateful to Airtel for creating the Airtel One Mic which gave this opportunity. I would say I found favour from God not because I am perfect, but I know hard work and prayer got me this far.
“I aim to make music that will make people identify with me and my personality and to make people get to know me. To make great music and become an artiste whose fame would go beyond Nigeria and Africa, to reach the whole world.
“I look forward to the American Grammy in the future. I deeply thank Airtel for putting a smile on my face and giving me hope through the One Mic platform, despite the struggle I am now seeing light at the end of the tunnel. I am very grateful.
“My parents don’t have problem with my music career as long as I have understand what I want to do and making positive impact in my life. I not a food person but I like Amala because it digests easily.”