Nigerian singer and songwriter, Okoro Uwale popularly known as Essence, who ruled the industry in the 1990’s alongside her bestie, Kenny Saint Best, is celebrating her 40th birthday today and she’s shared new photos to celebrate the milestone.
Essence started her singing career at a very tender age, but went professional at age 18. The Itsekiri, Delta State-born singer, graduated from Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, where she studied Theatre Arts.
After her secondary school education, Essence joined her Church choir. Before she released her debut album, she had backed up artistes such as Kingsley Ike, Paul Play Dairo, Kenny St Brown and others. Upon graduation in 2004, she launched into the market with ‘Truly Essence’, which has hit songs such as ‘Like Dat’ and ‘African Prince’, a remix of Tuface’s ‘African Queen’. She is also the voice behind the soundtrack of the popular TV series Super Story.
To mark this new beginning, the singer shared new photos of herself, saying indeed she is starting a new phase. She wrote:
“Hurray!!!! It’s your day ESSENCE…Happy 40th to you…you made it..alive…well…and triumphant…Heaven knows your story and soon the world too will know…The SHIFT is HERE!!”