She has been featured on WTTWs Wild Chicago and Artbeat Chicago, WXRT, WGN Morning Show, as well as performed with acclaimed artists such as Common, Malik Yusef, J. Ivy, Eric Benet, Michael McDermott, Edwin McCain, Maxi Priest, Umphreys McGee, and most recently John Legend and Femi Kuti. She was selected as a finalist in the HBO/Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam 2001 Competition. She also performed in Dance Africa Chicago 2001 where she received rave reviews by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times.
In 2003, legendary Chicago diva Chaka Khan saluted the emerging artist as someone who will have a long life in the music business, when she was selected as a semi-finalist on Star Search. Ugochi also wrote the only original song for the critically acclaimed Red Hot and Riot Compilation, in honor of the late Fela Ransome Kuti and global AIDS awareness. The song, So Be It, was performed by R&B star Kelis. In 2004 Ugochi concluded her second tour promoting her latest musical project, a journey that led her through Baltimore, New York, Los Angeles, London and Italy. Ugochis most recent international excursion took her to Ghana in March 2005 where she entertained Ashanti school children with the power of her original poetic style.
Currently she has completed her debut album project appropriately titled African Buttafly. Illinois Entertainer Magazine hails her as an urban singing phenomenon, a rising star with reach far beyond her city block. Chicagos Power 92.3 radio personality, Cortney Babygirl Hicks, acknowledges her as the next independent artist to watch as she soars to her rightful place in music history. Ugochis hope is that she will see more of the planet through her music, eventually bridging the gap while taking in the sights and sounds of the world.
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