Born Joy Odiete, on the 22nd of June, J’odie is a young soulful singer from Nigeria with a personality that exudes African freshness and originality.
She holds a B.Sc in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, Nigeria; a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Management (CEM) from The Pan African University; and a Basic Leadership Certificate.
Being one the favorite finalists in the premier edition of Idols, West Africa, her debut had been anticipated by fans not only in Nigeria, but among other viewers.
Her first sets of singles produced by PHAT-E: Fighter and Kuchi Kuchi (Oh baby) were released late 2010, while Kuchi Kuchi became a viral hit – enjoying airplay in Africa and outside the continent. She was nominated in the Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA), New York – September 2011 as the Indigenous Artiste of the year.
A video for Kuchi Kuchi was released in February, 2011, which attracted four nominations in the Nigerian Music Video Awards, 2011, for Best Indigenous Concept; Best Use of Costumes; Best Highlife Video; and Video of the Year. J’odie carted away two awards out of the four nominations: Video of the Year and Best Highlife Video.
J’odie is a singer, songwriter and jewelry artiste… African from the Soul!