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The Queen of Nigerian Reggae: Evi Edna Ogholi

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Evi Edna Ogholi, born on July 6, 1966, is a renowned Nigerian reggae musician celebrated for her song “Happy Birthday”.

Evi Edna Ogholi, born on July 6, 1966, is a renowned Nigerian reggae musician celebrated for her song "Happy Birthday".

Early Life

Born in Isoko, Delta State, Ogholi was raised in the household of Reverend R. O. Ogholirly.


Ogholi’s musical journey began in 1987 with her debut album “My Kind of Music” produced by Emma Ogosi.

APCN Humanitarian Awards

In 2020, she was honored as the Brand Ambassador of Hope and Peace for the Aid People Change Nigeria Charity.

Other Names

Majek Fashek dubbed her the ‘Queen of Nigeria reggae’, a title she earned globally.


Ogholi served as a Pepsi ambassador in 1990, featuring in a commercial alongside Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Charly Boy, and Femi Kuti.


In 2020, rumors of her death circulated, dispelled when she announced her return to music.

Record Deal

In 2020, she signed a five-year record deal with Enorecords, releasing an EP titled “Peace and Love”.


  1. My Kind Of Music (LP, Album) – Polydor POLP 157, 1987
  2. On The Move – Polydor, 1988
  3. Happy Birthday (LP, Album) – Polydor POLP 197, 1988
  4. No Place Like Home – Polydor, 1989
  5. Bursting Loose (LP, Album) – Margenta (2) MGTLP 001, 1990
  6. Step By Step (LP, Album) – Polydor POLP 247, 1990
  7. Peace and Love (LP,Album) – Enorecords LLC, 2020

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