Nigeria has over the years produced some of Africa's biggest and most celebrated female musicians. From the likes of Chidinma , Tiwa Savage, Waje and Seyi Shay. This time round, that same West African musical pot has churned out yet another of its best, Monicah Oga.
Monica was born on the 7th of August, 1990 in Benue State, the last born from a family of six children, & hails from the same state from the Northern part of Nigeria. She had her early elementary & secondary school education at Bammco Nursery & Primary and Methodist Girls High School in Benue state.
She started nurturing her singing talent at the church at Sunday school practices.
Her passion for music moved her to enroll in the audition of Nigeria’s biggest talent hunt reality television show, MTN Project fame. Where she qualified and proceeded into the house and came out the eventual winner of The MTN Project Fame season 4, 2011.
Talent wise she is unquestionably without doubt, exceptional. She has been consistent and has gone ahead to prove critics wrong, by following up after her feat at the talent show to release her debut single titled “Body Hug” which was produced by ace producer Wiz Boy. Her debut single went on several top music blog sites and earned heavy rotation on several radio stations Nation wide in Nigeria. Where she attained the top 5 songs spot for months and garnered several download hits.
Months after the release of her debut single she did the video which was shot by Ace music video guru and director, Clarence Peters of Capital Dreams Pictures. The video went on heavy rotations on several terrestrial television & cable stations in Nigeria & around Africa.
After some months on Hiatus taking time out with family and personal dealings, she is back with 2 songs namely “End of Story” & “Suddenly” which features fellow MTN Project Fame alumni, Chidinma. A song that trended on twitter and once again turning the internet community and radio into a frenzy. Presently, she is working her two singles busy with her radio tour & plans on new videos.
She has performed at several MTN events one of such being the just concluded project fame concert tour in Calabar & Lagos, respectively.
She has worked with the likes of ace producers Tha suspect, Del B., wiz boy & Jay sleek and future names which she is keeping under wraps on her debut album project, which is yet untitled.
In a nut shell, Monica Ogah is definitely one of the contending vocalists to come out of Nigeria & Africa as a whole. Sample her videos and records below