Kel Ohia is a Nigerian rapper.She grew up on the outskirts of Lagos, Nigeria, in the quiet and reserved Satellite Town. She got involved with rap as a hobby but then it stuck after months and months of constant mimes to tracks by popular international acts like Bone Thugs and Harmony, Eminem, Missy Elliot, Eve and Left Eye. Kel embarked on her journey to fame and success in 2002 when she hooked up with an underground music label but following a series of events, that ship had to sail. Then off she went to learn more about music, the art of RAP and hone her skills; in that time she worked with several artistes and producers such as Freestyle, Terry tha Rapman, Jokaynie, Beatworx and Sound Sultan.
Years later in 2007, she caught the attention of Nigerian film director and video maestro, Clarence Peters, who signed her up to his record label, Capital Hill Music. Being one of the most anticipated hip-hop album for 2009, her debut album, The Investment is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2009 and will feature great talent and brilliant collaborations with several African acts such as Durella, Illbliss, M.I, Alaye, Shank, YQ, pHisayo just to mention a few. The album is being produced by Tha Suspect with beats from Dr. Frabs, TY Mix, Bigfoot, Knighthouse, J. Martins and many more.
The first single off her forthcoming album, ‘The Investment’ is called ‘Waa Wa Alright’, which simply means ‘We’ll be alright’. The song is simple and serves her signatory; it was produced by Tha Suspect and features Skin. The video was directed and shot by Clarence A. Peters (President, CAPital Hill Music) and has received very impressive reviews in local and international media. In a dynamic and competitive music industry, which seems to be dominated by the male folk; Kel, one of the few female hip-hop artists in these parts, is set to prove that the industry is just enough to accommodate anyone with outstanding musical prowess, as she releases ‘The Investment’.