21-year-old Nguvan Stephanie Tsegba aka VANNIE, is from Benue State Nigeria. She is a final year student at the Oxford Brookes University UK, studying law with Politics.
She loves and appreciates. In her words, “Music is my pressure burner, besides writing, music is the only thing that keeps me relaxed and in a peaceful state”.
Regardless, she never saw herself recording any works. As a result she stuck to writing lyrics singing in the shower and to friends. Until last year when her friends and family got her to get into the Journey of a thousand miles competition put out by the Marvin boss Don Jazzy.
She emerged as the third runner up and got to work with one of Marvin’s producer’s BabyFresh. The experience turned out to be a good one and a boost of her confidence. She has since set out to find out what Music has for her working with Adey and BabyFresh who have produced her upcoming works.
She wants her work to be able to relate with people and Everyday life. “When they listen to my music I want them to nod their heads and say that’s true! After all they say music is food to the soul”.
She also hopes to promote Nigerian languages in her music especially hers Tiv. “I hope that doesn’t sound selfish”
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