21st January, 2015
America-based Nigerian singer Monica Omorodion Swaida has finally released her debut album titled Monicanization.
Monica, who started singing at a tender age, has worked with several artistes such as Majek Fashek, the late Sunny Okosuns and Evi Edna.
Starting her career as a studio worker with Sam Morris and Aibtonia Studios, she later formed a rap group known as S.O.S before going solo.
“It is like fairy tale and I am so short of words. From Nigeria, here I am now releasing big works in America,” Monica said.
The singer recently released two new videos with the album. The album contains highlife, reggae, afro beat and love songs.
“The album is a compilation of different genres of music. There is something for everyone. Personally, I am excited! I have seven songs in all. It is a mix of English and pidgin English. As a Nigerian singer, people don’t need to understand a word of what you are saying to enjoy your music. I speak a lot of pidgin English in my music and I teach Americans about pidgin English. They have to understand me, not we always trying to understand them,” she added.
Monica, who is a filmmaker and a voice-over artiste, produced the sound track for her new movie Faces of Love.
She attended Mt Wachussets Community College where she graduated with a degree in Business administration. She also attended University of Massachusetts where she bagged a degree in Accounting and Finance and later enrolled at Boston University, America for her post graduate degree in Computer Information System.