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Singer, Essence celebrates 40th birthday in style

By Patricia Uyeh

Nigerian singer, Uwale Okoro aka Essence, is the voice behind popular TV series Super Story. In 1990’s, Essence alongside her bestie, Kenny Saint Best dominated the music scene with their collabos.

Today, Essence is celebrating her 40th birthday and she shared lovely photos of herself on social media.

She wrote:
“Hurray!!!! It’s your day ESSENCE…Happy 40th to you…you made it..alive…well…and triumphant…Heaven knows your story and soon the world too will know…The SHIFT is HERE!!”

Essence began her singing career professionally at age 18. This Itsekiri, Delta State-born singer is a Theatre Arts graduate from Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka. After her secondary school education, she joined her Church choir. Before she released her debut album, she had backed up artistes such as Kingsley Ike, Paul Play Dairo, Kenny St Brown and others. Upon graduation in 2004, she launched into the market with ‘Truly Essence’, which has hit songs such as ‘Like Dat’ and ‘African Prince’, a remix of Tuface’s ‘African Queen’.

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