Sistasoul, real names Veronny Okwei Odili was born in the sprawling city of Lagos in November 1984, to a Rastafarian father and a children rights activist mother.
She attributes her love for music from her early days to the influences of renowned musical greats like Bob Marley, Fela Kuti, Diana Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, King Sunny Ade, James Brown, Sade, Marvin Gaye, Haruna Ishola, to mention a few.
Sistasoul, Asides being a solo musician, also doubles as the lead female vocalist of Paris/West African Jazz group, AYETORO under the musical directions of renowned pianist and Fela’s godson, Funsho Ogundipe.
Her love for soul and acoustic music, led her to learning the guitar in her teenage years, complimenting her rich and husky voice.
Also a poet, Sistasoul started gaining recognition when her poem. ‘Change’ was featured in The Guardian newspaper. She was then approached by notable Poet and writer, Chiedu Ifeozo to write some poetry which was to be featured in ‘Poetry for charity’, a collection of works from Poets across the world which aims to raise funds for charities across Africa.
Dubbed by the Nigerian media and music stakeholders in Nigeria as ‘The next best thing to look out for’, she is currently recording her debut album.
Sistasoul has performed alongside notable Nigerian and international acts such as M.I , Nneka, Asa, General Pype, Mike Aremu, Omawumi, Bez, Efya, Maki Kawamoto, Funsho Ogundipe, to mention but some, and has featured on works by many others.
Her recent single, ‘The shun song’ produced by Jeremiah Gyang stayed on the number one spot for the World music chart on Reverbnation for three consecutive weeks.