Originally from Nigeria, Ozonna—whose background is in musical theater and who counts Madonna, Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga among his biggest influences—first moved from Africa to London, where he met and worked with noted underground music producers. Inspired by the city, he adapted quickly to London’s ever-changing music scene, which readily embraced his distinctive sound. For Ozonna, the path to greater recognition is rooted in the messages he conveys within his songs.

“The artists that I’m inspired by are storytellers,” he told Examiner.com. “That’s the kind of artist that I am, and that’s what I want people to take away from my music. When I’m writing, I try to convey some kind of a message or something I feel strongly about or am inspired by. I think that’s what connects it.”

Ozonna’s rich writing style and multi-cultural influences have shaped his music into what it is today, a tapestry of deep passion and love, woven from a diverse and exciting personal story. “Music is my motivation,” he said in one interview, and now Ozonna is motivated to bring his electrifying electro-pop sound to America.

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