Some are born with greatness and some achieve greatness but a select few are born with greatness then go on to achieve greatness. Born into the renowned Nigerian family of the Okigbo’s (Christopher Okigbo -Poet, Pius Okigbo- Economist), and the Odokara’s (Very Rev. Prof Elijah Odokara, a former Dean at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.)Micheal Odokara-Okigbo has continued shinning light on the illustrious name his forefather bestowed on him. The suave young man who goes by the name Michael O. has been dazzling many in United States with his musical talent and is best known for leading his college singing group ‘The Dartmouth Aires’ of the to a grand stand second place finish at the NBC show ‘The Sing Off’ which brought them national acclaim.
The LA based singer’s cool unassuming man belies the powerful chords that resonates when he grabs the microphone to sing and he simply blows the audience away. Born in New York but raised in Portland, Maine Michael O. is a powerhouse lead singer who had Ben Folds of Folds Five label his style as ‘timeless’. The graduate of the Ivy League, Dartmouth College has performed at the Lincoln Center , the Whte House and has sung the National Anthem in venues all around the United States.
Michael O. has performed songs such as Midnight Train to Georgia, Somebody to Love, Higher Ground, Pinball Wizard, and Paradise by the Dashboard Light. Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men was enamored by this young man’s talents and declared him a ‘freaking superstar’. His debut EP ‘In The Beginning’ released on August 13th, 2013 enjoyed critical acclaim. The 26 year old Michael O is set unleash more music and yet confirm his steadfast march to greatness and music royalty.