“Ndu” means “LIFE” in the Igbo language of West Africa…Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Nigerian parents, Ndubuisi “Ndu” Okwumabua cultivated his love for music at an early age. He was profoundly inspired by such noteworthy acts as Neil Young, Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, 2Pac, Barry White and Fela Kuti.
Ndu spent his youth developing into a powerful songwriter, and can attribute his artistry to the days he spent listening to such great musical acts. He began constructing eloquent poetry that expressed his life honestly -revealing both triumph and tribulations.
Ndu later translated those meaningful poems into songs as he refined his talent for performance. Ndu unleashed The Twilight, which was well received, and well reviewed. His sophomore album titled The Rebel Zone confirmed Ndu as a legitimate urban poet and a sophisticated creative force.
His music has gained the respect and attention of many people who are familiar with Winnipeg’s music scene and is rapidly becoming known nation-wide and known internationally.
He has been present performing at events such as the Nigerian Entertainment Awards show held in New York. Ndu has also performed songs from his albums on Winnipeg’s pub, club and festival scenes.
As a passionate performer with a fresh sound, he has opened up for such renowned R&B and Hip-Hop acts such as Lloyd Banks of G-Unit, Sean Paul, T-Pain, Raekwon and the Grammy Award winning group, Boyz II Men. While avoiding mainstream gimmicks and clichés, he produces music that can touch the heart of anyone regardless of their place within society. Though just getting started, Ndu has already proved himself to be a dedicated and timeless artist who will continue to produce more soul-satisfying music for everyone and anyone to enjoy world-wide.