Saturday, July 6, 2013

16yr old Nigerian Canadian girl produces track on Jay Z's new album

Jay Z picked a 16 year old Nigerian Canadian girl named Ebony Oshunrinde produced a track on his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Ebony, known also as Wondagurl, got the call from Jay Z after meeting one of his friends who passed her beat to the rap mogul. Ebony is credited as a producer in one of Jay Z's songs titled 'Crown' in the new album.

The 12th grader said “It’s a really good feeling. I want to show young people that they can do it.”. Read her inspiring story after the cut...


Her story is inspiring and impressive: after watching a video of Jay-Z and Timbaland working in the studio together at age 9, she began to download music software and teach herself how to use it by watching YouTube tutorials. "I wanted to do the exact same thing that [Jay-Z] did," she recently told the Star. When she was 14, she made it to the quarter-finals of Toronto's Battle of the Beatmakers. She won the title the following year, because she is incredible, and went on to sign an exclusive management deal with Black Box.

According to Ian Stanger, a representative with Black Box, "It’s amazing to see somebody with that much talent working as hard as she can to make the most of it at such a young age. It’s her work that people should be paying attention to, not the fact that’s she 16." 

And her work is exactly what people have started to pay attention to. Earlier this year, Oshunrinde sent the beat to her friend Travis Scott, a young rapper and producer. He happened to be in the studio with Jay-Z when he received it - and when he told her that the cut had made it to the album, she thought he was joking.

"Usually that kind of thing doesn't happen to 16-year-olds," she explains. No, Ebony, it usually does not.

130 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good for her

Anonymous said...

All the best dearie

Anonymous said...

Ha Linda!!!! ...to 'produced' a track???

Sade said...

thats wonderful.. Naija is Really Moving. Kudos!!!........Date a Millionaire In Nigeria, Sugar Mummy and Daddy, Rich Kids and Meet A Millionaire Friend Today

Anonymous said...

Proudly Africa.....Proudly Nigerian.....Proudly Black

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

What a feat at such an age, nice one!

ade baptista said...

So hapi 4 her......waiting 4 ma tym 2 prove my slf

KOSI said...

everything is earnable. Skill exceeds certifications.

oprahruthie said...

Fine gal..immaculate teeth

Mister Spark said...

Wow! Cool, Happy for U! next tin is for U to come look for me Boo :)
U need a Man...

Anonymous said...

Nice job Girl....

Anonymous said...

Proud of u gal!!

Shepherd said...

Crown,BBC,Somewhere In America and Nickels & Dimes are my best tracks on MCHG. Wondagurl Is on her way to becoming the next Timbo,Swizzy,Hit-boy,Mike Will,Just Blaze,40 and all the other terrific producers out there. Bless ur heart cos Somewhere In America Miley Cyrus Is Still Twerking!

DavidvsNaija said...

Wow congrats to her

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Anonymous said...

Hmmm! Finally, nigerians r really moving ds world silently. Congtrats babe.

Anonymous said...

Linda GBAGAUN

Anonymous said...

Awwwnnn lucky her

Lolo said...

To produced? Linda you're an English graduate. Wazaldis gbagaun.

Anonymous said...

Go gurl!

Cintetic said...

Gud start for her. I wish her all d best.

Anonymous said...

Wow, nice...naw she go dey swim 4 money oooo....liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.................news don finish? 2dai dry o 4 dis ur blog. Abeg wen ur coming back 4rm all dese ur journey, snap pics nd send 2 us not only news bout oda celebs or pple buh we also want news nd pics bout u @ least 4rm time 2 time

princess ST said...

@16 hmmm. That's d saying that what ever u think u can make it happen if you believe. Happy for you gal. D sky is actually ur starting point

Anonymous said...

Oshunrinde gave it away right? So where does it say she is Nigerian? Did she say so? The girl doesn't even have a passport. She has never been out of Canada. I know a girl called Nneka. Guess what? She is Jamaican. You must have heard of Sola Ama the singer. No where near Nigerian. Why do you make silly assumptions just from a name. Even if her parents are Nigerians, has it occurred to you that she might want to be identified as Canadian?

les..bi..honest said...

Dis is an inspiration....go girl!!!

Hrm paul ojeih said...

Linda i heard about this chick she is a tight producer but its funny becos wat donjazzy couldn't do wen jigga asked him to drop tight beats for his watch the throne album nigga couldn't do shit here we have a 16years old girl make mad hits i will be damned

Anonymous said...

So so nice! Maybe she can get on Roc Nation and eventually be a Kanye. Go girl!

BLOGLORD said...

I jus dunno....

anything related to JayZ....

I am not just interested.

OGE said...

Bia linda wats wrong with u na.ur gbagaun is becoming unbearable oh.first was most beautiful girl in nigerian nw dis' to produced a track'.pls dnt mk dis blog xplode oh.it rily gat me lafn tho

omoniyi orioye said...

Oshunrinde sound Nigerian,is she canadian nigerian or wot,dats cool doe

Debby Akinola said...

Wow.....such a hardworking young girl....Nigerians are doing great and are making us proud all over the world....I'm so happy for her.

Anonymous said...

Sum of her mates in nigeria are already warming up to become runz girls aka professional prostitutes hardwork surely pays...thumbs up dear

Anonymous said...

hard work pays congrats my baby girl

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is historical... Ride on baby and let them know that nothing is impossible if u believe...

Anonymous said...

Beware of Iyanya.

johnson ogine said...

Nice, can wait to get my ears on the said to be released track.

omofela said...

that is some serious rep right there

sQo said...

Mama mia. Linda. No kill us naw. "to produced a track" bawo

efe samuel said...

thats a wonderful NAIJA doing us proud

meemah said...

OMG.. I'm so thrilled.. Nice 1 gurl.. Don't do drugz tho ~MEEMAH says so~

Anonymous said...

Linda, you need an editor ASAP.
I'm a mass comm graduate, well qualified for d job.
:)

-DatLinda'sSister-

Anonymous said...

Hahaaaa, first to comment..she's blessed and teejay says so

Anonymous said...

She Is definitely a tomboy! Good work,keep it up.

ogala osoka said...

Chei! D gurl haf blo pieces...

Anonymous said...

So make I de cry abi?next pls

Anonymous said...

congrats

Anonymous said...

This one that looks like a boy! Is Jay Z the devil worshiper she went to do collaboration with....,,mtchewww

Alloy Chikezie said...

I am really happy for her, and she is very beautiful

Anonymous said...

Your last comment to this young talented girl says a lot about you, Linda. Hian.

Anonymous said...

How much did you get paid? Don't get carried away by the hype and forget to ask for your money! Jay-Z can be shrewd when you talking money. He will make tens on millions from this project...a word is enough for the wise.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful

Anonymous said...

Linda y did dey say ure in d building @d miss Nigeria venue? Thot ure in Dallas ni?
~D great anonymous!

kings said...

Nice,and she is prety.it good using one brain..not everyone know,but hardwork do pay.she has got her reward.

Anonymous said...

Linda uv bin gbagauning since o, wetin dey hapn na? Lol!

Felicity Akonbudu said...

Wow! That's commendable. Thumbs up girl!

Anonymous said...

I read about her that awesome being focused at such a young age.

Anonymous said...

Woww.. Thats hugeeee!! good for her

Anonymous said...

You go girl, now that is what i call talent. Unlike no talents like wizkid, inyanya, d'banj and co, also wizkid you see what education can do? Not by showing up and being obnoxious, pompous, self-centered and arrognant. Ebony you make us girls proud.

Gerald Nwokoro said...

Nice

Anonymous said...

thats a gud one..
,

bongo baby beatz said...

Shes on top of her game now..

Ayo adeshina said...

Wooooo so api for her..rock on ebony

Akanimo Sunday said...

You go girl. ....progidy indeed.

Anonymous said...

good one

Anonymous said...

way to go girl. hip hop culture taking over the world

Anonymous said...

Naija blood flow.Made in Naija

Anonymous said...

congrats

Anonymous said...

Jay Z is an agent of satan, nothing good can come of him. He only wants to use the gurl in winning more souls for the devil. Be warned.

Kene Nnadi said...

Thats a gud one

James Whiteshirt said...

good work girl, small time 5years go compose for am.......visit for more gist and aproko things! #winks# jecintauyo.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Lucky her, see me way dey write song since my jss nobody notice me now I don finish University still dey write my song hoping for sm1 to notice me. Sis Linda u never hear about Asiana airways wey crash? Two people dead while the remaining 200 nd some thing secured. LINCHUK.

Fabulous said...

U guyz shud tink b4 writin...hw did she make u proud.na Ur pikin?She will b doin her tin while u'll b dere drinkin garri.Of wat use wil she b 2 u.bera tink of ur self nd wish her d best. *Fabulous*

Anonymous said...

Nigerians are special....... Good 4 her.


Do you know ur blood sugar level?

DR FIBROID

Anonymous said...

Nigerians are special....... Good 4 her.


Do you know ur blood sugar level?

DR FIBROID

Anonymous said...

That's very encouraging to people in all, especially those in d creative fields like me...anything is possible as long as u put ur heart n soul 2 it. Age is no limitation 2.

Anonymous said...

More grease 2 ur elbow, babe

Anonymous said...

Every day jay z and Kanye west. Linda its like u want To have what kim and b r having. Rubbish #d..k

Ayibu Makolo said...

Nice one! More grace.

Ayibu Makolo said...

Nice one! More grace.

Ayibu Makolo said...

Nice one! More grace.

Anonymous said...

Lmao oloshi come look for u as per who?

Anonymous said...

Bad belle go kill u o,

Anonymous said...

Has jayz invited u 2 worship in hz temple before? Until then dnt say wat u cnt substantiate wt facts

babatunde adebowale said...

I'm so happy for her....

Anonymous said...

Song of d year. HOLD SOMETHING by RAIN ft TOUBEY http://t.co/sP8G0L0A6N

anchor said...

well well well
so no one can even advice dis litle gal dat she's heading for her doom(dHse d hip pop way, for ur own gud serve d Almighty also take note hell is as real as dis world, if fame is wat u need u've goten it. Serve ur maker. Free fallin

Anonymous said...

u go fear as naija ppl dey form familiarity nahhh

Anonymous said...

Linda as one of d sponsors of this Miss Nigeria, u need 2 be informed that we suspect fowl play!haba! Bassey suppose win something na.

cara milano!!! said...

Ur d righteous one abi? Bitch

cara milano!!! said...

Ur d righteous one abi? Bitch

Anonymous said...

In line with the Naija argument in the case of the Adebowale and Adebolaja murder of a soldier in UK, it is pertinent to state"SHE IS NOT A NIGERIAN,SHE HAS NEVER BEEN TO NIGERIA IN HER LIFE OOOH!

Jackie Lambert Ogums said...

Em beg u? See fow ooo

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:16 is a typical example of a bloody famzer who despite d fact dt he/she is able bodied can't boast of 15k in d acct yet hates on odas doin big things cos I see no reason y u av 2 bring in wizkid or d'banj or inyanya in2 dis...congrats 2 d babe hardwork does pay off...Nigerians stop saying 9ja blood,made in 9ja or sumfin equally silly y'all can jes wish her instead of famzing her success cos 4 all u know she myt claim 2 be Canadian 2 d bone en not interested in 9ja jes saying tho

Anonymous said...

I love that diamond supply baseball tee. She's so cool in it

KayDiaries said...

I'm happy for her.

staff said...

Not Dbanj, a 16 year old...Good for igbos

Anonymous said...

No one in western blogs is mentioning that she is Canadian of Nigeria origin.But when bad things happed they will say they are originally from Nigeria
Its not fair

Anonymous said...

Is it only me? The girl is weird mc look a like "let's-be-honest"

Anonymous said...

Go najia! Go naija!! Go naija!!!

VICTOR OSAKWE said...

Nor go learn work or go skool.. Dey look for gal..... Lazy bones..

Anonymous said...

Don't mind linda,if she throw bomb like dat and u correct her,she go edit am,post ur comment....and make u look like a fool....hehehehehehehehehehehehehe

Anonymous said...

Naija ppl..we only associate ourselves with good things..it was on dis same blog that u ppl denied the dude that killed someone in London recently saying he's British nd not Nigerian..just because dis girl is of Nigerian decent doesn't mean she's Nigerian too na..stop famzing the girl..eyin werey

Anonymous said...

Na dat 1 u see..mumu..dey there dey judge.

Anonymous said...

She aint a Nigerian.stfu

Anonymous said...

Laughing so hard...LIB readers, una no go kill person with all una comments. Love to read every comment posted on every story n dey do make my day. Linda pls take note of d *gbagaun* ishs n congrats to d young girl.

Anonymous said...

You are a goat! She's 16 you idiot!

Anonymous said...

She should becareful of not joining any satanic church,,as it is common over there.....

Anonymous said...

da sky z ur l¡Mit @ Eb0ny. K¡P t up luv ur talent gurl

Anonymous said...

4 real.

Anonymous said...

U r mad for saying dat, u probably dnt even knw dat jazzy dropd a tight beat on watch the thrown album...punk head...check the track lift off..it was don jazzy dat produced it...punk head..


luvly said...

Pervert!!!!

Machete said...

The guy dat took a shot a donjazzy... U r a dullard
The guy that dissd iyanya wizkid n co... U are a big dullard.
And finally, congrats to the girl... Preety smile... But if smth goes wrong, the same people hailing u 'll b d same people dissn u. Keep ur head up

Anonymous said...

And dbanj couldn't do 1 single song with yeezy. Funny thing is this girl's beat may not work in naija, our beat must have gbam gbam jigi to sell here

Freshkid entertainment said...

Proudly Nigerian

Anonymous said...

She wasn't credited with producing the song. That honour was given to Travis Scott on the album. That's so fucked up. Kmt

Anonymous said...

I bet her daddy has all the passports of the world she looks just like him

Anonymous said...

I just heard the song Crown,the beat is so dope..

noblenenye said...

hard work really pays. Thumbs up to her.

Anonymous said...

Hope he won't lure her into illuminati? (˘̯˘ )(˘˘̯)(˘̯˘ ) #my tots

#tartina

Anonymous said...

anon 3:00am, this is called constructive criticism, am not hating but giving the facts. By the way stop being ignorant, who told you that everyone that gives an opinion is less fortunate. Why is it because i called out wizkid? You see how dumb you sound and childish, must i be broke to talk about the rich? Don't worry wizkid won't come and hug you for defending him. sycophant!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Let God judge Jay..but till then,SHUT d FUCK UP

Anonymous said...

I bet ur girl calls u boo,its the short form of oloriboo if u dnt know.dodoyo

Anonymous said...

Jackie what rubbish did u type?

Anonymous said...

Yea ur time ba? Talk some more about it it will happen yea? Ma lo wa Jan shee kan

Anonymous said...

hes tryin to come 2 nigeria nd sell us to his master.....wnt work....ogun kill you@jay-z

Blessing Omagbon Yovwe said...

a yes 4 me!!! 9ja's r coming up ooo putting our names in world & national records..........9c 1.

Anonymous said...

i ignored you the first time but now you need a reply. mostly peasants speak the way you do so it wasnt out of place for him to assume you are one. Your mentality also proves you not only got half baked education but you're overly inexposed. You need to get a life. Appreciate yours, the girl is NOT Nigerian. Hardwork does pay and Wizkid and the likes have worked hard to get to where they are. Get an education or get off this blog. bloody ninnyhammer.

Anonymous said...

Isit my eyes or does she luk lyk wierd mc!?!

Anonymous said...

And now Linda you've edited it wrong.....its meant to be; JayZ picked to produce n not d way yu wrote it......tank me later, winks!.....post ma comment ooh!

Seike Ibojo said...

WOW im happy for her ooo

Seike Ibojo said...

WOW im happy for her oooo