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ABOUT BLESSING TANGBAN

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BLESSING TANGBAN IS A NIGERIAN AFRO-FOLK SINGER-SONGWRITER AND GUITARIST

Tangban’s sound is a perfect blend of raw, pure, introspective, and emotionally stirring Afro- folk melodies fused with lyrics that are witty and very vulnerable. This is very evident in her debut EP ‘Nowhere Girl’. She is well known for her hit singles “Pennsylvania” and “Ba Damuwa”. She has also completed work on her first album ‘Free‘ (released August, 2017) Which features a compilation of songs from her first EP, as well as brand new songs. She’s also recently released a new single called ‘Grow Up‘ (released August 2018) in which she featured Singer-songwriter, Johnny Drille; and ‘Insecure’ (released November, 2019) in which she featured Africa’s most prolific rapper, M.I Abaga. Furthermore, Tèbè Tèbè (Released May 2020) as well as All her singles, and albums are available for streaming and download on all digital music platforms. She is also currently working on an album scheduled for release, in first quarter of the year, 2021.

Tangban’s musical influences include John Mayer, Dido, Fally Ipupa, The Cranberries, Amos lee, Keith Urban, 2BABA, and Miranda Lambert to mention a few. She listens to a lot of country, Soukous, Makossa, contemporary Christian music, Afro-folk, Alternative folk, and a host of other genres of music.

EARLY LIFE AND CAREER BEGINNINGS

Tangban’s sound is a blend of raw, pure, introspective, and emotionally stirring Afro-folk melodies fused with lyrics that are witty and very vulnerable. This is very evident in her debut EP ‘Nowhere Girl’. She is well known for her hit singles “Pennsylvania” and “Ba Damuwa”. She has also completed work on her first album ‘Free’ (released August, 2017) Which features a compilation of songs from her first EP, as well as brand new songs. She’s also recently released a new single called ‘Grow Up’ (released August 2018) in which she featured Singer-songwriter, Johnny Drille; and ‘Insecure’ (released November, 2019) in which she featured Africa’s most prolific rapper, M.I Abaga.

Furthermore, Tèbè Tèbè (Released May 2020) as well as All her singles, and albums are available for streaming and download on all digital music platforms. She is also currently working on an album scheduled for release, in first quarter of the year, 2021.

Blessing Tangban was born and Raised in Cross River state, Nigeria. While in high school, she sang with a girl group called ‘Glorious voices’. At the age of 15 she moved to the USA to begin her tertiary education at Southern University at New Orleans where she also began her professional career in music. She holds a first class Associate degree in Substance Abuse Counseling, a first class Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Criminology. Ever the avid academic, she’s currently in the process of obtaining a Phd degree.

Upon completing her masters education at the age of 21, she released her Debut EP ‘Nowhere Girl’ in New Orleans, Louisiana, independently, and to popular acclaim. She moved back to Nigeria shortly after where she worked with affiliates, Boombox Muzik. in 2017, She joined forces with Bluetooth Entertainment, a talent management outfit, and together, they’ve brought her popular acclaim in the Nigerian Alternative music scene.

Blessing Tangban’s growing acclaim in the music industry earned her an invitation to perform at Splashy Fen, the Longest running music festival in South Africa, and other world class music Festival, for three consecutive years in a row (2017- 2019). It also earned her collaborations with top musical acts in the Nigerian Music industry like Johnny Drille and M.I Abaga.

She has completed work on her first album ‘Free’ Which features a compilation of songs from her first EP, as well as brand new songs; all of her music is available for streaming and download on all digital music platforms.

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