Please check out this debut record from Onithsa, just out on Still Waters, the inspirational imprint from Hidden Beach. She has sung background vocals for Mary Mary and is now stepping out on her own. Shep Crawford produced most of the record and his hands are all over this. Stand out cuts to me included, Lay Your Trouble Down, This is Serious, He Is, My Story, My Life. All in all do yourself a favor and check "O" out, she is sure to delight...."
Leah Weeden | Cleveland,OH | 05/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I went into a gospel music store just looking around to see what I can find. The Lord led me to find this cd and on my way to work, I was pleasantly surprised. I am 24 years old and I'm always looking for something appealing to the younger gospel audiences, not taking anything from the traditional and spiritual gospel that I grew up on. I love the way she incorporates youthful sounds, as well as traditional gospel. I'll be looking for future releases from Ms. Onitsha!!!!"
If you have willing ears to hear, this is good Neo-Soul Gosp
D. MITCHELL | Detroit, MI | 05/03/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Normally if the CD is not 5 stars, I don't write a review for it, but this is an impressive debut from the former background singer for Mary Mary and their influence is evident in the production. I first heard two of her songs on Pastor Marvin Winans Sunday morning radio show and gave the disc a try. What we have here is a 70% contemporary neo-soul gospel, 30% inspirational disc that is banging musically and gives you lyrics that show the young lady has a heart for God, but understands the everyday struggle. Only the interludes keep this from 5 stars in my opinion. Think of Onitsha as a cross between Kiki Sheard and early Lisa McClendon (My Diary, Your Life) with Badu like vocals. I consider this disc 4 & 1/2 stars worth of good. This is the early leader in the clubhouse for newcomer of the year for 07'."
Fatimaah S. Carmichael | 05/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
I was downloading on I-tunes, and this ANGEL popped up, and I listened to the sample of this CD. I thought, who is this. Well, please know that although I did not know about this artist this CD is AWESOME. And I am often called Church Girl, by many of my friends. (And believe me I claim that title, with much pride) But anyway, this CD will bless you. Onitsha blends Gospel with this rhythm that will free your mind and heart of all distractions. After listening to this CD you will be inspired to let your hair down and just be the true you in Christ that HE intended for you to be. Her ability to truly just be herself in her GOD given musical talents will bless and inspire you.