Cill (born Chioma Ogbonna) is a Singer/Songwriter, guitarist based in Lagos State, Nigeria. I love telling stories using music, stories about love and life experiences. I am always connected to everything around me and most of my music comes from the different places I have been to and you will see how I do this with so much grace and a passionate voice that will take you on a journey through pushing good music, one song at a time while making music in various genres consisting of unique blends alternative rock, folk, soul, country music with splashes of her ‘African-ness’.
General Info
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Songwriting Info
I am a:
Songwriter, Lyricist, Topline Writer
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Topline Writer, Beat Producer
Preferred collaboration style:
in person, video chat, email, cloud storage
Alternative, Children's Music, Christian/Gospel, Country, Folk, Pop, Reggae, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, World
I'm strongest at:
lyrics, topline writing/hooks, melodies, arrangements
Instruments I write with:
guitar, vocals
Sounds like:
India Arie, Adele, Asa, Johnny Drille, Ric Hassani, Fire Boy
India Arie, Adele, Asa, Johnny Drille, Ric Hassani, Fire Boy
Songwriting is my:
hobby, current full-time career
Songwriting Achievements:
I use my music for promoting social causes and am a member of the Music for Democracy Network collaborating with other artists from different parts of the world to push issues around democracy using music. I am the winner of the 2019 Accountability Music Award by Accountability Lab and One Campaign,nominated alongside great artists such as Falz, Fatoumata Diawara, Sauti Sol and Platinum Prince. As a songwriter, I am the founder of the Songwriting Community, Nigeria; a growing community of songwriters and song writing enthusiasts who challenge themselves to write more. I am credited for writing songs for the Biola Alabi movie, 'Lara and the Beat', and the official soundtrack of the movie “Miracle” by Belinda Efa. I’ve also written music for various commercials. I have released four songs all of which have been synced for different Nigerian movies and web series while eg, Ndani Tv, 'Rumour has It" and ‘Skinny Girl in Transit’ etc.
Personal Songwriting Goals:
I try to write one song a week
Collaboration Goals:
publishing deal, sync placement (film, TV, video games), mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release, just for fun