EVAEZI OGORO pronounced (AY - VAY -ZEE), niece to one of Nigeria’s most celebrated movie producers and directors- KINGSLEY OGORO, was born on the 13th of July to Engr. and Mrs. C.E Ogoro. She is the 4th of 5 children and hails from the Isoko speaking part of Delta State.
EVAEZI began her journey from a very tender age, spurred on by her undying admiration for the likes of Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton and Mary J. Blige. She was soon enrolled into her father’s gospel family band called EMONENA GOSPELLERS as the alto singer in 1996; an act that was soon cut short in 1997 following a car accident she was involved in that crushed her voice box, narrowed her trachea and fractured a number of cervical bones in her spinal cord, leaving her both dumb and paralysed.
Her speedy recovery was nothing short of a miracle as she once again ventured 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 & 2008)
· 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) among others.
* RECORDING OF THE YEAR 2011 (The Headies)
* BEST FEMALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE 2011 (The Headies)
EVAEZI dabbles into Event Management and currently runs AN EVENT and PRODUCTIONS Company called VAE HOFE LIMITED; A company which specializes in Event Management, Consultancy, and Outsourcing as well as jingle and advert productions among other things.
The uncommon mix of the murky nature and yet strength of her vocals as well as the uniqueness of her stage craftsmanship has landed her on the stage of some of Nigeria’s most prestigious events, awarding her standing ovations .