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A Singer, Songwriter and Performer, Ify Otuya studied Music Performance and Production at the prestigious London Centre of Contemporary Music, where she received tuition from some international names including Toby Baker (Sinead O'connor, B.B King), Sid Gauld (Incognito), Pete Zeldman (Jaco Pastorius), Richie Stevens (Jay-Z), and played with the legendary Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Weseley (James Brown).
Based in Lagos, she's written, recorded and toured the UK with musicians that include Folk-Soul sensation Whateverland, and Contemporary vocal group Souls of Prophecy Gospel Choir (Prince's Trust Fund). She's also been visible at different times, in circles within the Nigerian music industry (Felabration, Star Trek).
In 2010, she released her debut EP - "The Eclectic Definition of Miss O" [E.D.M.O], for which she combined African poly-rhythms with the melodic and emotive inflections of R&B. She is currently working on her debut album 'The Princess' Ball'. The first single expected to be released from the album is the Afro-Pop dance number 'Body Work', earlier scheduled to be released in the last week of March 2015, but now postponed until April – post the Nigerian presidential elections season. A video for the single was shot in December 2014. Between the release of E.D.M.O in 2010 and Body Work in 2015, Ify observed a hiatus from the music industry, which she has since explained as taking time off from the industry to identify and evaluate her own long-term expectations for herself and her career. She gradually evolved into a full-fledged entrepreneur. In the beginning of 2015, she finalised all proceedings and founded her company - Họmage Incorporated - an incorporation of a record company, management group and clothing line. Her management group also runs a photo studio at her Họmage Incorporated offices in Lagos.
What sets this talented afro-bohemian girl apart is her ability to effortlessly combine the earthiness of her roots with the essences of contemporary culture. A combined motivational force of experience, relevance, and diversity comes through in her music.