Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Blogger Lily Johnson Releases Two Singles

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Fellow blogger, Lily Johnson (real names - Ivera-Lilian Uzoamaka Ozomma-Jonn) started her journey into music in secondary school - Queen's School, Enugu - where she was known in the school choir for her rather deep Alto, and in the school for her musical performances.

Lily Johnson shares her thoughts and opinions on women issues on her blog I Am ...Lily Johnson, and also has a collection of short stories 'In Blood and Soul published by WSIC Ebooks Ltd.

Lily Johnson says she is inspired by the works of Tracy Chapman, Onyeka Onwenu, Anita Baker, The late Tina Onwudiwe, Toni Braxton, and Aretha Franklin. She is currently working on her debut album and her singles ‘Playboy’ and ‘Kilode’ are currently enjoying airplay on radio stations across the country. You can listen to them below and check out the artwork for her singles.

Lily Johnson is mostly a soul singer, and writes her own songs too. She was born in Enugu though she moved to Lagos with her family in the late 90s. While working and acquiring a graduate diploma in Public Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, she still held on to her love and passion for music; writing and performing songs with her church choir for years.

I love Playboy a lot, which was the first track she sent to me. There's just something about the backing instruments, the lyrics, and her voice which is different from the usual. Some would argue though that Kilode is the more danceable tune. I think that reflects Lily's versatility and talent, Playboy is Soul and Kilode is Pop. I look forward to her full album, it promises to be richly textured. Wishing Lily all the best!


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