UNDERGROUND Presents: Oluchi Obasi

February 7, 2019

Singer/songwriter Oluchi first began to take music seriously after she left Project Fame in 2016.

She had made it to the top 10 but it wasn’t her day or her edition.

“I had been making music since after secondary school but I started taking it seriously after (Project Fame),” she tells me.

Her first release, “Chi Ihunanya” came shortly after in the same year.

The song, produced by YBNL’s in-house beatmaker, Pheelz is an African contemporary folk song about a woman’s search for love.

It was Oluchi’s foot in the water – and you can hear the early form of what she now describes as her “Afro-Soul” sound taking shape.

Love and the people she shares it with are key themes in Oluchi’s music. She’s not afraid to tell deeply personal stories.

On “xxxx”, an unreleased track from her forthcoming EP, she recalls her mother’s sacrifices.

It is brutally thankful, as a grateful child would do to a mother she adores but with a tinge of anxiety as if she worries if she could deliver on the faith shown in her.

Recently, Oluchi has been spending her time chasing her Master’s Degree.

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It’s been a good couple of months but that chapter is done now.

And it’s back to her first love.

She’s currently working on her debut EP.

It’s set for release sometime this year. Here’s what we can tell you.

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