EVAEZI (pronounced AY-VAY-ZEE) is an AFRO SOUL FUSIONIST with 6 years of professional singing under her belt as well as a long line of award nominations dating back from her inception into the music industry till date. This full bodied, sensual Diva has just recently undergone a total rebrand from her former stage name EVA (D’DIVA) to EVAEZI.
Born on the 13th of July to Engr. and Mrs. C.E Ogoro, EVAEZI is the 4th of 5 children and hails from the Isoko speaking part of Delta State, Nigeria.
EVAEZI draws her professional inspiration from the likes of Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott and Erykah Badu among others.
EVAEZI is a walking miracle; after surviving a motor accident in 1997 that left her voice box shattered, her trachea narrowed and her cervical bones (bones in the apex of the spine) fractured she has still managed to continuously make a lasting statement with her unique sound.
Her speedy recovery was nothing short of a miracle as she ventured fully into music during her undergraduate days at the University of Lagos. Her completion of the program which earned her a B.A in English Language in 2006 saw her birth one of her strongest and proudest tracks, which is still being celebrated today – ‘NO CRY’ .
EVAEZI has been nominated for numerous awards like:
• BEST CONTEMPORARY VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Nigerian Music Video Awards 2007)
• BEST CONTEMPORARY VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Nigerian Music Video Awards 2008)
• BEST CONTEMPORARY VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Nigerian Music Video Awards 2010)
• BEST FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE (HipHop World Awards 2010)
• BEST SOUL / NEO SOUL ACT OF THE YEAR (Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2010)
• MOST PROMISING ACT TO WATCH (Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2010)
• RECORDING OF THE YEAR (The 2011 Headies)
• BEST FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE (The 2011 Headies)
• BEST R&B (FEMALE) (SSMA – South South Music Awards 2011)
• BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE (SSMA – South South Music Awards 2011)
EVAEZI is also the voice and brains of a number of radio jingles we have heard over time on the radio. Some of the brands include:
EVAEZI is a writer and has also done some writing for a couple of Magazines. She is the author behind an adult fiction novel for a fast growing entertainment site called JAGUDA.COM. The name of the series is called “ODIRI” and is becoming quite popular online. She dabbles into Event Management and consultancy and has recently added ACTING to her list.
EVAEZI loves children and as a part of her ‘give back to the society’ personal project, she engages in public speaking; counselling and motivating youths; especially young women amongst other things. She is currently working with a couple NGOs who are on a campaign against breast cancer.
EVAEZI is also becoming quite popular with her rather distinctive version of The Nigerian National Anthem which has earned her riotous ovations at THE PREMIERE OF ‘ACROSS THE NIGER’ by Kinglsey Ogoro in Leicester Square, London 2007, THE NIGERIA MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS 2009, THE GREEN BALL 2010, SISI OGE 2011, THE LATE CHRISTY ESSIEN IGBOKWE TRIBUTE NIGHT 2011 and countless others as she captures both the old and new glories of Nigeria.
EVAEZI is currently working on an “exclusive” EP titled “WHISPERS”, a prequel to her album titled THE CORE OF ME for an international and intellectual audience.
Contact no: 07025053851, 08099795893