Last week FMG Shop watched Owo's magical performance at Knitting Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We've been a fan of her music for a while and after seeing this divine woman perform we were obsessed! We reached out and she was kind enough to give us a mini interview within 5 questions.
FMG SHOP: Where are you from?
OWO: I'm Nigerian and my great-grandmother is Brazilian. I was raised in P.G. County, MD.
FMG SHOP: Name a song that makes you feel free.
OWO: It's hard to name one lol. Here's 3:
Bootsy Collins - I'd Rather be with you
Michael Jackson - Remember the time
OWO - Lose Yourself (What So Not Vocal mix) - That's my song but I just love performing it. I feel free on the stage.
FMG SHOP: Who is your hero?
OWO: My Mother.
FMG SHOP: Describe a moment when you felt confident.
OWO: My EP release show at Soho House. I felt confident and blessed that night.
FMG SHOP: What does sisterhood mean to you?
OWO: Sisterhood means a backbone and support like no other. As women we can shift the world when we ban together and that's the power of sisterhood.
Tracee Atanda-Owo, a Brooklyn-based Singer/Songwriter born to Nigerian parents, with roots in the Bahia region of Brazil as well and known by her surname, OWO, aims to perpetuate spirit. Growing up on the outskirts of Washington, DC has layered OWO’s musical palette.
After critical acclaim of her vocal mixes from What So Not (future classic), Mad Decent and Columbia Records, the singer, songwriter, performer, born to Nigerian parents, with roots in the Bahia Region of Brazil, recently released her debut 'D+Em: drums and emotions' EP and recently played to a full crowd at Soho House New York for the release party. Coming of the heals of captivating performances at Dj Tunez 'AfrobeatNights' at SOBs in NYC and the Everyday Ppl x OkayAfrica brunch series at OUTPUT in NYC, OWO's Drums and Emotions EP has recently been selected to be a featured album on TIDAL Rising.