Gozie Ukaga
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Gozie Ukaga

Woodbury, Minnesota, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2019 | SELF

Woodbury, Minnesota, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2019
Solo R&B Hip Hop



The best kept secret in music


"Gozie Ukaga - Told You"

It’s very easy to find hip hop music that has the swagger with the perfect amount of vulnerability to it that engages you. Easy enough you can find it pretty much anywhere from anyone. The one thing that is not as easy to find is the right r&b song with swagger. It’s usually hit or miss with most of them being misses, but with Gozie Ukaga up to bat he knocks it out the park on his song “Told You”.

Gozie Ukaga’s style is the perfect fusion of hip hop and r&b on “Told You”. His swagger and cadence are very much hip hop but his melodic style and amazing voice, gives it so much soul that you can feel it with every word. Gozie shows great range with his pen all over this production, delivering his great lyrics over an ambient production that mesh well with his vocal approach.

Gozie Ukaga’s “Told You” is an amazing record that showcases his amazing talent. He shows the perfect bravado, charisma, and soul that sells not only the record but him as an artist. His talents are on full bloom for us to enjoy in every aspect of music that make this a must hear. - Global Money World

"All Of The Lights (Artist Of The Week) 12/9/19 – Gozie Ukaga"

All of the Lights is our way of showcasing the top artist of the week. That artist who embodies musical excellence in either Hip Hop, Rock, EDM, Latin, or R&B. There were a lot of amazingly talented individuals, as well groups that were worthy of this honor, but we could only choose one. For the week of December 9th the artist selected is Gozie Ukaga!

Gozie Ukaga is a super dope artist out of Minneapolis-St. Paul who you need to hear now.. He made his debut on here with his song “Told You”. An exciting record, that embodies the new wave of music, as he showcases his amazing talent for the world to be fan of.

Congratulations to Gozie Ukaga being the All of the Lights Artist of the week!

Check out the original article on Gozie Ukaga on his song “Told You” and follow him on social media. - Global Money World

"Stout student forges entrepreneurial path"

“I want to buy my first property by the time I am 25 years old,” Ukaga said. “I definitely have grown and learned a lot throughout my time at Edina Realty and would love to work there longer in a different capacity.”

REPM Program Director Fred Prassas knows Ukaga’s resolve and ingenuity will lead him to success.

“Gozie is a bright, ambitious individual that lets nothing stop him. If he encounters a hurdle, he finds a way over it. He’s always creating great new ideas,” Prassas said.

Making an impact through music
Many of Ukaga’s new ideas emerge through song. An active recording artist, Ukaga began writing songs at an early age. He started recording original music his senior year in high school.

He is inspired by his life experiences and people he knows. He shares his wisdom and doesn’t shy away from his inner thoughts.

“I think my main message is just the understanding that we’ll never have it all figured out and that the human experience is different from everyone’s perspective yet analogous at the same time,” Ukaga said.

Ukaga produces his music at his home studio under the eponymous label Gozie Ukaga LLC. “In the studio, I sift through sounds and chords until I feel a certain emotion,” he said. “My music is somewhat melancholy. It’s just an honest representation of my perspective as a human being.”

Ukaga’s debut album, SHADE EP, was released in November 2019. The album features some of his original songs, including “Intro,” a piano composition that exudes his melancholy – chords plinked out like light raindrops on a cloudy day.

SHADE EP also features Ukaga’s rap and hip-hop collaborations “Told You” and “Interlude.” But the song that means the most to him is “Eke’s Interlude,” which he produced with his sister, Ekeoma.

Conflicting instrumental and vocal rhythms represent a mixture of emotions as Ukaga seeks someone to confide in about the weight he feels. “It was just an honest portrayal of how I was feeling at the time,” he said.

Ukaga is mainly a studio artist but he has performed at open mic events around the Twin Cities. He would like to one day participate in Soundset, St. Paul’s hip-hop music festival.

“Sharing my music is a means to give the records a life of their own,” Ukaga added. “I think my music acts as a voice of understanding and relatability to my listeners. I want to help write songs for musicians that have the ability to impact people on a larger scale.”

Fashion D-E-S-I-G-N
Ukaga and a friend co-founded D-E-S-I-G-N, an apparel line based in the Twin Cities, in June 2018. D-E-S-I-G-N offers high-quality streetwear for men and women at competitive prices. Ukaga and his business partner design the entire line, which is available for purchase online.

“I’ve always been into clothing, but I truly feel like we all are to a degree. Even as a kid I feel like everyone has a favorite article of clothing or accessory. I just developed a distinct affinity for fashion houses and clothing brands in college,” Ukaga said.

“Gozie’s a wonderful example of our UW-Stout students that make things happen. It will be great to see his continued success in the future,” said lecturer John Sobota.

As far as making things happen as an entrepreneur, Ukaga doesn’t “really think about it that way. I just try things out that look interesting and attempt to get good at them.”

“I hope that I can be successful in real estate, music and fashion,” Ukaga said. “But I may just focus in on one or two eventually. I think my pursuit of happiness will ultimately guide me to where I’m supposed to be.” - Chippewa Herald


Off & On (Single) - 2019
SHADE EP - 2019
Grudge (Single) - 2019



Gozie Ukaga is a musician & designer based out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area in Minnesota. His discography is not dissimilar from his clothing line; he typical opts for dark and/or minimalistic tones.

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