Ndidi Onukwulu is a BC based blues/roots singer and a serious force to be reckoned with. From her recent 2009 Juno Award nomination for best Solo Roots and Traditional Album to her role as a lounge singer named Ruth in the film “Nurse.Fighter.Boy” the Britannia Beach resident is becoming quite a rising starlet indeed! She’s also just signed on with record label Naive in Paris, France who bost a roster of artists like Metric, Santogold and Marianne Faithful (to name a few).

Infusing her unique sound with a diverse mix of musical genres including blues, jazz, gospel and r&b, her stage shows are entertaining and intimate. And her band kicks ass too! Check out her music here:

She took some time out of her busy tour schedule to answer a few quick questions for VIA….


What makes this city so awesome?
The mountains, the air… the lovely faces.

Favourite Vancouverite?
My mom.

Favourite new band out of Vancouver?
Ora Cogan and Debra Jean.

Favourite Vancouver band of all time?
That is a really hard question.

What’s the most awesome restaurant in Vancouver?

Best place to be on a Saturday night?
My hot tub.

Best place to be on a Sunday morning?
My bed

What projects are you working on right now?
Writing songs non stop.

Do you have a favorite song you’ve ever sang on/produced?
Yikes… again, too hard to answer.

What’s your favourite venue to watch shows in the city?
The Biltmore or The Commodore.


Do you have a memory of a favourite show you’ve been to here?
David Bryne at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

Favourite thing to do around the city during down time or not working on music?
Ride a bike, eat sushi.

How did you find your band? In Vancouver?
we met through the canadian festival circuit.

Favourite thing about coming back home to Vancouver?
My bed.