So often, when a new female artist comes unto the scene in Nigeria, pundits are qucik to label her ‘Nigeria’s next music diva’. While there have been a few instances where such predictions have come true, most times, such predictions have gone awry as so often these female acts fail to live up to expectation and even sometimes when they do, their careers fizzle out just when it was thought that they were about to hit mega-stardom. Fast-rising Enzo is however working her way towards becoming part of the few elite who have gone all the way.
Born Naansuar Ene Osemota, Enzo grew up in Jos, a city which has birthed some of Nigeria’s finest musical talents in time past, Enzo’s undoubted musical talent was discovered while she was still a child, beginning to record and perform at the incredible age of 10.
Enzo, who says her nickname, “enzomatic” means she is “fearless and unstoppable” started her musical journey as a young artist, when she met Jesse Jagz, MI Abaga, Ice Prince and Ruby, who were at the time starting their music careers in Jos. Together, they had been performing and recording under the name – Loopy Music.?Enzo found their friendship and expertise to be the perfect environment to nurture and develop her skill.
Sometime after that however, ENZO took a hiatus from music for a few years to the United States. Upon returning to Nigeria, she has been working on solo projects & with artists including rap sensation MI to establish her sound and develop creatively as an artiste, forming part of the ChocBoiNation, a family to Loopy Music, Chocolate City and Jagznation.
The soon-to-be diva who says her musical influences include Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Prince, Fergie, Ciara, Fela Kuti, Brenda Fassie & Chocolate City artists is always guaranteed to deliver a live performance that is electrifying, memorable and engaging and counts performances at events such as LoudNProudLive, HP Envy Show, NYSC Campus Concert, COPA Lagos beach soccer to her credit.
Her single, International Girl and its video received – and is still receiving – heavy rotation on Radio and TV station. Watch here
The fast-rising act is conscious of the fact that she has begun to win for herself a following and hence, decided to throw some light on her personality, away from music in a short question-and-answer session.
OB: You have been described as an energetic and electrifying performer. Do you have any regular routine before going on stage for a performance?
ENZO: Nothing out of the ordinary really, I honestly just say some quick words to God, which is between us, drink some water, do a quick lip roll, and give my manager a quick smile.
OB: Do you see yourself as a ‘fashionista’?
ENZO: In my Enzo world I am my own fashionista, I wear what I want to base on how I feel inside, I have always been that type of kid. If I ever go wrong, then I probably had a horrible sleep that day.
OB: How would you describe your style?
ENZO: My style is fun, very hip, and sometimes a little gothic. My style represents my mood and personality.
OB: Who is your favourite designer?
ENZO: Right now…I am honestly blown away by Jason Woo, my older sister blessed me with a dress by him, and it was my best. His line is me lol, I love his work.
OB: With all the wedding bells and engagement rings trending in the entertainment industry, what romance is brewing in your life?
ENZO: Romance oh romance… my favorite space to be lol. Well I do have someone special in my life, who supports me in every single way, so I will say I am very satisfied and blessed in that area.
OB: If you were to choose amongst your male counterparts in the entertainment industry, who would you like to date?
ENZO: I will definitely date two brothers of mine in entertainment lol…and they will be Audu Maikori and MI Abaga. Because they love me so very much, and know me both as an artist and outside that. Just like the special someone in my life they are true men.
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