Originally from Nigeria, Tochi is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and composer with a mission to help heal and unite people all around the globe via music.
Her voice projection and skill will change your impression of emerging talents despite the fact that she is an aspiring artist.
We sat down with her to learn more about her music career, aspirations, and her most recent track, “Play Me,” which was released earlier this year. It’s an Afro-beat song about overcoming heartache and emotional breakdown in relationships.
What is your real and official showbiz name?
My real name is Tochi Oburu and my official showbiz name is Tochi.
How long have you been making music and what attracted you to it?
I started singing when I was a child but I actually started it as a career in 2007 when I recorded my first song. My attraction to music started as a child when I used to watch people perform on stage.
What were your first project and the people you worked with and which year?
My first project was in 2007 when I started my recording. I wrote and recorded many songs but I released only one song “kuyi rawa“, and then shot a video for the song which is currently on YouTube.
I worked with a few producers then which included dekumzy records and Jozy records. I stopped singing after about four years and decided to pursue some other interests.
Since the passion to sing never left me, I decided to start again in full swing in 2021 and released a ten-track album called “Hustle“. And I have been singing since then.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
My favourite singers, Shania Twain and Maria Carey inspired my longing to be a singer, they ignited that dream inside of me. I enjoyed watching their performances and I greatly admired their vocal range and how they put so many emotions into their performances.
What are your friend’s and parents’ thoughts on your career in singing?
My friends and family encouraged me in my chosen career and have supported me both morally, and financially.
What are some of the challenges you face in your career path?
Some of the challenges I face as a singer include struggling my way to make the right connections.Getting the right people who will help get my music across to the right people has been quite exhausting. Also, promoting my music can also be a tedious task because I have to cover all areas both online and offline.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The internet has made it much easier for independent artists like me to get our music across globally with very little effort. The role of the internet in the music industry cannot be over-emphasized.
Do you have any advice for aspiring songwriters?
My advice for aspiring artists is to live their dream and bless the world with good music.
What is your current project about?
My current project is about my new release, “Play me”. It was released in April 2022. The song is about the rampancy of shady behaviours and cheating experienced by parties in relationships.
What does this song mean to you?
The song can be found on all social media platforms including, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon music, and audiomack among others.
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are singing, reading and writing songs.
What do you do aside from this profession?
Besides singing I run a few businesses.
What is one message you would give to your fans?
I would like my fans to go stream my new song “play me” and add it to their playlists, I promise it will lift your spirit. I also wish my fans a blessed life!