April is marked in many places around the world as Jazz Appreciation Month. Let’s modify that into a celebration of an appreciation for our local GH female musicians. Today, we celebrate…
12. Paulina Oduro
Her diplomat father took her away from Ghana as a little girl to live and school in England. It was there that Paulina got seriously into music. She formed her own group called This Is It in London and recorded her debut album, Woman Power.
Jazz , Zouk and Reggae were Paulina’s preferred styles until Jon K made her more aware of Highlife around 1987. They collaborated on some tracks on Jon K’s Adowa debut album. Since then she’s been a crusader for Highlife. She’s done lovely duets with other musicians including Paapa Yankson, Bessa Simons and Felix Owusu.
Apart from performances, Paulina has helped young singers learn by being a judge on talent hunt programmes like Mentor, Talented Kidz and Voice Factory. She’s also into acting but says music will always be the most important thing in her life. She composed the music for some of the films she has appeared in.
By: Nii Laryea Korley