Grace Obika a singer/songwriter from North London, born in the UK, but of Nigerian heritage comes from a strong musical background in her family, with one of her relatives breaking into the music industry Leaving his mark on the UK R&B market, Lemar Obika (Multi-Award winning British Soul/R&B Artist).
Grace’s music grabbed the attention of DJ/Producer Karl ‘Tuff Enough’ Brown (who has worked with Rosie Gaines, Tina Moore, Ce Ce Peniston, En Vogue, Brand New Heavies, Mark Morrison, Usher and Coolio, as well as entering the charts with his own productions, such as TJR Feat. Xavier “Just Gets Better” and TUFFJAM Feat. Jaquee Bennett “Need Good Love”), where Grace was approached with a song writing contract to write for an established group in Los Angeles called ‘Livin Out Loud’, alongside one of her own tracks titled “So Right” to be made into a house and garage track by the man himself. Karl Brown was so impressed by Grace work that he opted to work with her right away.
Listen to Grace Obika – Take me there
Listen to Grace Obika – She won’t
Amongst the many gigs and charity events that Grace has made her mark of performances of her original material, specific highlightsdated back to 2008 where Grace was invited to perform in Hollywood, Los Angeles for the film Premier of ‘Amazing Grace’, and was also invited to perform in Atlanta as a supporting act for Akons’ new artist and songwriter, Riz from the US. She has also supported Marques Houston in London during his tour in the UK, in that same December 2008 – Grace was selected by MTV, as one of the 14 finalists out of 500 + artists, to perform/appear on ‘Hugo Urban Rules’ show, which was aired on MTV UK, TMF and MTV Base from January 11th-February 27th 2008. In effect, Grace’s materialmirrors a sound of a ‘FUSION’ of various elements of genres (mix of Pop, Rock, Soul, Afro, R’N’B & Reggae) with commercial appeal. Her sound will hold your interest, to see what else she can “pull out the bag”.