Introducing Gloria Maduka , she comes with two singles, wandering away and treachery. Good songs I must a say and attached with it is brief interview about her, you will wanna watch that also. Enjoy
Award-winning Nigerian-born Gloria Maduka is a unique international singer-songwriter. Her music and dance styles are influenced by mainstream pop rock infused with African elements. From a tender age, Maduka was exposed to some of the music industry’s greatest artists including Bob Marley, Christy Lane, Mary McKee & The Genesis, Jim Reeves, Amy Grant, and Abba. These childhood influences spurred her music interest. While a young teenager in Africa, Maduka began to perform in church to large audiences. The connection she felt with the audiences and several ovations she received led to the creation and direction of her church’s youth choir for three years before departing for the US to further pursue her career in music and college degrees.
She hosted her own local TV talk show on campus and was the anchor for the Livingston Community News.
Maduka has developed a unique trademark which is enhanced by her ability to also write and sing in Yoruba and Spanish. Her techniques with the conga, bongo, and djembe among other percussion instruments set her apart from other female artists. She was also one of 40 out of 12,000 contestants in Jacksonville, Florida chosen to audition in front of American Idol judges in 2008. She was featured singing on the show during the 2009 season.
Maduka’s debut album, “Of Light and Angels,” is an eclectic mix of Alternative Rock, Pop, Reggae, and Soul, with her unique style of delivery blending all the tracks on the album together. It is a testimony that anyone can go as far as they can dream. It is a very personal album that speaks about life and love experiences which showcase Maduka from the heart. The assortment of the stories, which are arranged sequentially, contributes to the overall eclectic vibe of the album. The songs have been a work-in-progress for many years as Maduka traveled through her own journey of life to develop an album that her fans would be able to identify with their own experiences.
In September 2011, Maduka was awarded “Best New Act” at the NPA Awards in Atlanta, GA. She also opened the show with a memorable performance.