Ugochi

Ugochi is a vocalist, spoken word artist, percussionist, dancer, and educator whose work has been described as “lively, energetic music that makes your feet move and heart think. She 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.” A child of Nigeria, West Africa, Ugochi has become versatile and creative with the range of music she is able to perform. Ugochi’s artistry has allowed her to travel to many countries in Europe, including Paris, Amsterdam, London, Leeds, Italy as well as Nigeria, Brasil, and Jamaica. She also performed in Dance Africa Chicago 2001. As an educator, she is passionate about expressive arts as a vehicle for identity affirmation and empowerment.

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