She was born with a story on her lips, a tune in her ear, and the purpose implied by her name, Offiong Bassey, God’s Moon, on her heart. Music and storytelling for Offiong have always been second-nature: “I inhale my surroundings and exhale melodies. I perceive my world and create another with rhythm and harmony.”
A singer, songwriter, producer, and poet, Offiong draws upon the numerous influences that have touched her life. As the first generation from her Nigerian family born in the U.S., the soul, jazz, gospel, and Latin music of America reside within her just as comfortably as the musical traditions of West Africa. She brings to them her unique ear for harmonies and phrasing, her ground-shaking, powerful vocals, and her versatility to create music that is fresh, inspiring, and just plain fun.
Offiong's self-titled debut album has just hit the stores, and we're proud to give SoulTrackers a free sneak peek with the excellent single, "Chasing After the Wind," which is our newest Choice Track FREE DOWNLOAD. You can hear Offiong's eclectic style in the song and we think you'll like that style a lot. Check out "Chasing After the Wind" below and then check out Offiong's debut album!
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