Monica Ogah Biography
Monica Ogah is a Nigerian singer who won the fourth edition of MTN Project Fame West Africa in 2011. Ogah received a record deal as a prize, and her debut album, which was released in August 2013.
Born in Makurdi, Monica has been ranked as one of those top profile singers from Benue state whose fame has been known no bound and has rapidly increased without an extra human support except from her sheer tenacity/hardwork.
She is the second female who has been named in the hall of fame of one of Africa’s musical competition, The MTN Project Fame West Africa. As the youngest amongst her family, she had grown to be the most famous in her family bringing so much pride to herself, her family and her state at large.
|Full Name:||Monica Ene Ogah|
|Date of Birth:||August 7, 1990|
|Place of Birth:||Makurdi, Benue State|
|State of Origin:||Benue State|
|Occupation:||Singer and Songwriter|
Early life and Education
Monica Ene Ogah popularly known as Monica Ogah was born in Makurdi, Benue State, on August 7, 1990. She is the youngest of six children, and one of her earliest influences was her mother, a choir mistress.
“Mother would also remind me of how sweet my voice was when I made those innocent cries, which she believed was laced with God’s given voice,” she said in an interview with Thisday News.
She also revealed that her father had hoped she would become a nurse and would not support her musical ambitions unless she was chosen as the winner of the Project Fame reality show from a pool of popular finalists.
She received her primary education at Bammco Nursery and Primary School before transferring to Methodist Girls’ High School in Otukpo, Benue State. She then transferred to Benue State University to study nursing but was forced to leave when she was unable to meet the academic demands.
When Monica decided to pursue a career in music, she received little encouragement from many people, particularly her father, who wanted her to become a nurse. But as God would have it, she has so forth showcase the God-given talented that her made her stand tall among her peers, a talent she honed right from childhood during the Children Sunday school days in church.
In August 2011, Monica Ogah auditioned for the fourth season of MTN Project Fame West Africa. She passed the audition and was one of nineteen contestants chosen to join the music academy. Ogah shone throughout her time on the show, earning praise from the judges for her performance.
On December 18, 2011, she was declared the winner, becoming the competition’s second female winner after Chidinma. As a reward for his victory, Ogah was given a recording contract with Ultima Studios and was managed by Goretti Company.
Ogah released her debut studio album, Sometime in August, in August 2013, two years after appearing on Project Fame. It featured collaborations with singers Wizboyy and Chidinma.
TY Mix, Del B, Silvastone, Wizboyy, J. Sleek, and Tha Suspekt all contributed to the album’s production. Her vocal style ranges from R&B to pop to soul to highlife.
Prior to its release, the album’s lead single “Body Hug” received significant airplay on radio stations across Nigeria, as did the song’s music video, directed by Clarence Peters.
In April 2014, Ogah released “Obim bu nke gi,” an Igbo Language love song featuring Harrysongz. The music video for the song was shot in South Africa.
At The Headies 2014, Monica was nominated for an award as Best Vocal Performance (Female).
Monica is indeed a kind-hearted individual who loves to do good to people after seeing her emergence as the winner of the MTN Project Fame Music competition as a gift of God through the pure talent God has bestowed on her without a price.
Monica Ogah has been rumored to be dating Jesse Jags, the super producer and brother of rapper M.I.
Monica revealed on her Facebook account that her father warned her off Igbo guys, much to the chagrin of her followers.
Monica Ogah Net Worth
Monica Ene Ogah has an estimated net worth of US$500,000. A net worth she has garnered as a professional singer and songwriter.