Vicky Sola is a British Nigerian Afropop + Afrofusion singer, songwriter and performer. Vicky is bringing a new flava into 2019 with her  single ‘Cooked Food’ where you can see her dancing around Brixton, clutching packets of cooked food, in her vibrant African garments. The playful song is taken from her upcoming debut EP.  The Streets caught up with Vicky to find out more about the singer.

How would you describe your sound?

Afro fusion with Soulful/R&B vocals.

Tell us about your new single ‘cooked food’?

Cooked Food is a very quirky song all about love and Cooked Food. The first verse is all about how food makes me feel when I eat it. The second verse is all about a guy I admire relating with food. 

What is your favourite cooked food?

I don’t have a favourite dish. I love anything that tastes of good quality with some spices.

We are loving the dance moves and fashion in your latest music video how important are these elements in your artistry?

Thank you so much for taking your time out to watch the video. Much appreciated.

I wanted to make sure people don’t just see me as a Singer/songwriter but as an all round performer. I am also a trained dancer in many styles such as Afro, breakdance, lockin, poppin, contemporary, nu style e.c.t. and also have so much love for African fashion. The designs you see in the video are by Designs by Prelim she came up with this concept of mixing African prints with trendy styles embellished with Taro collection.

You are currently working on your EP, what is it about and what has the recording process been like?

All will be revealed closer to the time. With the recording process sometimes ideas come to me straight away or sometimes I get writers block where I have to lock myself in the room and get into the zone.

How did you get your start in music?

I went to a performing arts secondary school and had so much training within the arts from Singing, Dancing and performing live on stage. To cut the story short, In 2010 I was on X-Factor and made it to the top 50 girls from there that was when I really wanted to pursue music.

How has your experience been in the music industry so far as a woman?

As a woman in the industry especially as a black woman has always been challenging in a male dominated industry. There are a few respectful men in the industry so I always go where I’m valued and keep it professional with those who try to cross the line. You’ve got to be thick skinned and assertive in this music industry.

What empowers you as a woman?

I have amazing conversations with God and myself. ‘I would be like yass God you did that’ or ‘Yasss girl you overcame that.’ Or ‘Yasss girl you so fine’ in my private time. Its such a beautiful feeling to reflect on how much you have grown internally and always look forward to seeing more growth. 

Who would be your dream collaboration?

I would love to work with Missy Elliott, Pharrell Williams and Timbaland their music is timeless. I would love to fuse the Afro sounds with them. 

What’s next for Vicky Sola?

More music, more visuals, more shows.

You can follow Vicky Sola on Instagram here  

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