Friday, 8 February 2013


 Ivera-Lilian Uzoamaka Ozomma-Jonn started her journey into music in secondary school where she was known in the school choir for her rather deep alto and in the school for her performances.
The soul singer and song writer was born in Enugu and moved to Lagos with her family in the late 90s. While working and acquiring a graduate diploma in Public Relations and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, she still held on to her love and passion for music; writing and performing songs with her church choir for years.
A published writer whose thoughts and opinions on women issues can be found on her blog I Am ....Lily Johnson, also has a collection of short stories 'In Blood and Soul published by WSIC Ebooks Ltd.
She is inspired by the works of Tracy Chapman, Onyeka Onwenu, Anita Baker, The late Tina Onwudiwe, Toni Braxton, and Aretha Franklin.
Lily Johnson is currently working on her debut album and her singles ‘Playboy’ and ‘Kilode’ are currently enjoying airplay on radio stations across the country.

We had this interesting interview......

What is your name?
My name is Ivera-Lillian Uzoamaka Ozomma-Jonn but I am known as Lily Johnson.

I am from Enugu State. Born in Enugu and did most of my schooling there. I am the first of five kids.

Why music?
Well, the truth is that I found myself singing and writing songs at an early age. I grew up listening to a lot of music because my dad and mum are such great fans of good music. We had stacks of records that my folks played every day. Singing and making music just comes naturally to me and I love it.

The reaction of your parents when you decided to start music?
They were very supportive because they had known for a long time that I was going to do music professionally so I have their full support.

How will you describe you kind of music?
I do mostly Soul music but I am a versatile artiste so I am going to be doing some other genres too.

As a child growing up, what kind of music did you listen to?
All kinds. Soul, pop, Afro beats, country. You name it, I listened to a lot of it. Lol.

What was the first song you ever wrote?
I wish I can remember that but I can’t really. I was quite young.

Tell us about your new single?
My new single Playboy is soul music.
And the album?
I am working on my debut album.
When did you realise you wanted to pursue music?
 I wanted to do this very early in life. I just knew this was what I wanted to do.

Who are the people you working with?
I am working with Big Foot Entertainment.

Your favorite Nigerian song?
I have loads of favourites. We have a lot of talented musicians in this country and if you love good music, you just can’t have just one favourite.

How much creative control do you have over your music?
I believe I have total creative control over my music.

As a lady, how do you cope with obstacles?
 I am always totally trusting that God is always in absolute control. I just do what I can and leave the rest to HIM

Aside music, what else do you have interest in?
Asides music, I am a writer and I have a collection of short stories online, In Blood and Soul. I am also the blog editor of I am a makeup artist and I love all things that make a woman beautiful and satisfied with herself.

What record label are you signed on to?
 I’m presently being managed and run independently.

Your opinion about the Naija music scene?
We have a lot of talents in this country and I believe we are doing well. It can only get better and better

Your take about Naija songs?
 Nigerian songs are always at the top in the whole of Africa. It is something to be proud of so I say Naija songs aint bad at all.

Words for your fans.
 I can only say thank you for your support so far and I will work hard to make good music that y’all can enjoy.

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