Truly original and inspirational singer/songwriters don’t come around too often in today’s current musical climate, which is why Obehi, the UK’s brightest R’n’B star-in-the-making is a unique talent.
After moving to Scotland from Nigeria at the age of 8 Obehi forged her cultural identity through exploring her love of soul and pop music. As the singer/songwriter herself says “Music is part of me and who I am”. Early influences on Obehi’s moving and melancholic style range from the inimitable Luther Vandross to the magnificent Marvin Gaye and Sam Cooke.
Having grown up with such rich musical influences Obehi is now looking to build on her own blossoming career in music with her own R’n’B/pop crossover of soaring, soulful love songs, something that she has already garnered critical acclaim for with her first release the Everything EP.
Her childhood idols, along with more contemporary influences like Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and India Arie, have fused together to produce Obehi’s distinctively original sound, a contemporary combination of pop, R’n’B and soul. The result is a confident yet delicate approach which draws on the passion and power of soul and the catchy, confidence of pop.
Obehi isn’t just a gifted vocalist either, her songs are written entirely by her own hand and come fully equipped with a unique kind of charm, sensitivity and honesty that makes each and every track feel personal and from the heart.