Born in 1991 in Lagos, Nigeria, Chibundu Onuzo moved to the UK when she was just 14-years-old and her immense life shifts have kept up since then. She signed her first book deal at 19 and went on to publish her debut novel at 21, titled THE SPIDER KING’S DAUGHTER. You’re probably wondering why we’re talking about an award-winning writer on Purple Melon, aren’t we a music blog? Yep, that’s true and it’s also factual that Chibundu is a musician as well. She made her musical debut to the world with ‘Good Soil’, a song that was released with recent fiction SANKOFA.
With books, awards and a song under her belt, Chibundu Onuzo releases her second single ‘Mama’. Reminiscent of singer-songwriter Emili Sandé, Chibundu excels as a storyteller using the steady resonance of piano to set the tone for her words of warning. Using her soulful expression, Chibundu hopes to alert the listener to the planet’s need for our care in the face of the environmental crisis.
“I wrote Mama during the lockdown. I was reflecting on the state of the world and the direction humanity is heading in. I want a better world. I hope we can course-correct.”
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