Singer and songwriter, Okoro Uwale also known as ‘Essence’ turned 40 today Wednesday, july 11.
She’s shared new photos to celebrate the milestone. Essence started her singing career at a very tender age, but went professional at age 18.
The Itsekiri, Delta State-born singer, graduated from Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, where she studied Theatre Arts.
Essence was inspired to become a musician when 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.
In 2004, she released her debut work titled ‘Truly Essence’, which has hit songs such as ‘Like Dat’ and ‘African Prince’, a remix of Tuface’s ‘African Queen’.