Wonda is far from a novice to Nigeria’s Music Industry. In 2008, passion and a natural born talent led the artist and his former band, The Diamondz, to the Star Quest music reality show. The competition launched the beginning of his professional music career when The Diamondz were crowned the winners of the competition for that year.
In March 2012, Wonda embarked on a solo career and began to work on a variety of tracks including previously released club hits “OVERLOAD” & “DOWN LOW” which have enjoyed some radio play and a strong on-line presence. In December of 2012, his track, “I LOVE YOU”, a cover of Omawumi’s record Stay Alive, also generated a significant buzz and drew even more attention to his vocal talents.
Shortly after those promising releases, Wonda caught the attention of US Based African Entertainment Specialist from BET Networks, Lilian N. Blankson with her newly launched company, LNB Entertainment. She handpicked the artist for international branding and promotion which resulted in a major and exciting career renovation.
Destined for international branding, a trip to Kenya in 2013, resulted in some amazing collaborations and music videos. BET Award nominees Camp Mulla and Wonda teamed up to create a hit hip-hop track entitled, “oH mY gAd!!” and immediately shot a fun-filled music video to accompany it. The next destination for Wonda and his team just weeks later, was Ghana where a series of further collaborations were created and music videos were shot. Studio sessions resulted in the hit record “BEFORE THEN” which features international MTV BASE & BET Award winner, Sarkodie. The track which was produced by Sammie Blacc, became a huge success on international radio & television. The video directed by the multiple award winning, Pascal Aka, took over the air waves all over the US, UK & Africa with rotation on Soundcity TV, BET 106 & Park International, Channel O & MTV Base. Still prominent on the charts though released in 2013, “BEFORE THEN” continues to enjoy consistent radio and air play WORLDWIDE making it a massive musical success for Wonda.
Following “BEFORE THEN’s” success in 2013, Wonda released “WAJO,” “KILLIN’ IT” and “ROMEO & JULIE” which all made their mark and solidified him as an artist to be reckoned with. Beyond these solo releases, Wonda has also been featured in numerous collaborations with Nigerian & Ghanaian artistes making him a very popularly sought after singer.
In 2014, the artist released, “ON ME” in Ghana with producer Hype Lyrix inciting excitement while making waves. The track which is an international Hip-Hop/R&B groove, establishes the artiste independently in a completely different light. Soon following was “ANGELINA” another track produced by Sammie Blacc. In October, Wonda’s dance track “TING” produced once again by Hype Lyrix dropped on line and received much acclaim. The video which was just released late last year, is receiving rage reviews.
Launching off the year 2015, Wonda released the video to his track, “GRACE” - also produced by Hype Lyrix. The very inspirational video and track is a personal account that highlights his journey in the music industry thus far and continues to inspire and impress listeners.
In June 2015, shortly after a very successful appearance and performance in Los Angeles at The BET Experience as well as a presence on the 2015 BET Awards Red Carpet, Wonda made a bold move and released two very strong tracks simultaneously – “B.A.D.” - an infectious Afro Beats anthem which was produced by Mystro, and “BOUNCE” – a get you moving in the club dance track produced by Wilfresh. The singles have not only made their way on to 15 mixtapes, they have also been playing on radio and in clubs in SA, Nigeria and other parts of Africa as well as the UK (Capital Xtra) and the US. Currently based in the US where Wonda is performing and recording, his label has also scheduled some upcoming additional exciting videos that feature a slightly different sound for the fast rising artist.
2016 has taken off with a bang as Wonda and his team initiated #WONDAWEDNESDAYS – a weekly Wednesday release of previously unheard
or newly recorded tracks. This risky venture has been met with increasing
anticipation and excitement. A mix tape featuring his incredible American sound
and a full album entitled “The Singles.” topped off with four brand new videos
for his releases are all slated for release this year. Not one to slow down, the artist Wonda continues to flourish as a song writer and has written songs for some of the biggest artists in Nigerian music. Finding himself increasingly inspired by music, Wonda has added the role of “Producer” to his credit and has begun writing and producing tracks for movies, television and artists. His upcoming mix-tape is completely written, produced and performed by the artist.
Destined for success, Wonda continues to perform on stages in Nigeria, Ghana and the US as his brand becomes more successful and relevant in the African Music sphere. Wonda’s upcoming album as a solo artist is being conceived and perfected. Once released, he will be able to fully reveal his vocal abilities and song writing skills worldwide.