DUWA: Nigerian American Alternative Soul Artist
Faith, Family, Music three words that embodies who Duwa is. A singer, songwriter whose family immigrated to the United States when she was 12 years old, Duwa has been singing for as long as she can remember. Duwa started singing in the church at a tender age. From the children’s choir, to the youth choir, and finally the adult choir, Duwa has always had a heart for God and for worship. Through her music Duwas goal is to spread hope to the churched and the unchurched. This is very evident in her songwriting.
Duwa’s natural gift of reading and writing plays a huge role in who she is today as a songwriter. Duwa started writing songs at the age of 14 and her passion grew for song writing in College at the University of North Carolina At Pembroke when she picked up the guitar. Self taught on the guitar writing songs became Duwa’s favorite thing to do. Her songs reveal the heart of God for his people and also create an atmosphere for the people of God to worship their creator.
"I'm a worshipper first, then an artist."
“My parents have been ministers as long as I can remember. Holiness Pentecostal through my growing up years. My parents have their own ministry Solace Christian Ministry (founded in DC), an outreach ministry that started out as a prayer and Bible study in DC neighborhood. I’m always a part of singing, leading worship, etc. I’m a worshipper first and a musician second. I remember one night I was in my room and I prayed to God that I just wanted to worship, regardless of whether I make any money from it.”
Currently based in Kennesaw GA, Duwa is a worship leader that God is raising up for this Generation. She has been an integral part of worship teams from the DMV area to North Carolina, to California and Now Georgia serving as a worship leader at RCCG The House of Glory. Duwa has received vital training by Worship Giants at the Bethel School of Worship and is a certified worship leader.
I’m passionate about the music God has given me. Music has trumped everything else I can do. I know that it’s my calling and I don’t want to miss out on anything God has for me.
I want to bless people with my music, hear my songs and connect to the songs. I want them to be timeless. Music does a lot for me and ministers to me. I want my music to bless people.