OnnaDi made it the summer of gratitude with her lush Afrobeat pop single, Keep a Smile


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OnnaDi’s seminal single, Keep a Smile, is a tropically inviting blend of pop, Afrobeat, soul, pop and RnB, designed to help the listener find a slice of gratitude and slow down to the magnetic rhythmic pulse of the smoothly high vibe single.

Around the kicking percussion, the reverb-soaked synths set an amorous mood as they groove in line to OnnaDi’s almost ethereally light RnB vocals which run under effects to amplify the exoticism.

Renowned for her playful street edge and elegant vocal range, OnnaDi has made plenty of waves in the industry after appearing on a compilation with Sean Price, performing with Wu-Tang and writing with Wyclef.

Fans of Sade, Beyonce, Amel Larrieux, Erykah Badu and Sherine won’t want to miss out on Keep a Smile, which was recorded in Baltimore, produced by knwnb_beatz and mixed by Rob Murray.

OnnaDi said:

“Keep a Smile is an upbeat song about a special someone who keeps you smiling and in a good mood. The inspiration for this jam comes from my joy and appreciation of love and positive vibes.”

Amelia Vandergast, the Executive Editor at A&R Factory said:

“Perfect for those chilled summer vibes, Keep a Smile is the ultimate sun-kissed soundtrack to fledgling romances. The robust African rhythms bolster the grooves, and the tropical reverb gives Keep a Smile an idyllically oceanic atmosphere.”


Having a passion for music and songwriting at an early age, OnnaDi stepped into the industry by interning for local recording studios in her home state of Ohio.

Later, she moved to Staten Island, NY and continued to pursue her dreams of recording music at several New York City studios. OnnaDi landed an internship with Code Red Entertainment, where she wrote for and recorded with members of the Wu-Tang Clan.

After her appearance on American Idol, she released her seminal single, Keep a Smile, in 2020 to showcase her unique vocals and even more distinctive sound. Following on from Keep a Smile, she’s set to release her single, Funny How, on August 19th, 2022.

Source A&R Factory

July 8, 2022 5:41am ET by A&R Factory  


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