Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor is a London based, Nigerian percussionist, songwriter, and famous opera singer who is popularly known as The Venus Bushfires. A stage name that is accompanied by a unique hairdo and a Swiss-made UFO-shaped instrument called ‘the hang.’ In addition, she also plays a number of African drums and other percussion instruments.
Like most African kids, Helen grew up making up songs and hitting pots and pans to create beats. From copying songs at the age of three to thinking about her own songs at the age of seven, today, she is a highly recognized artist in her genre, playing both locally and internationally. Famous opera singer female
The famous female opera singer, Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor, who is now known as Helen Epega draws her music inspiration from legendary African acts such as the late Fela Kuti. However, her influences are not just African, but also British as she has spent a good portion of her life there. Her style is totally captivating and her sound is very unique and mesmerizing.
She has created music for such brands as Christian Dior, Sony PlayStation, Disney, Oxfam, British-Asian Trust, and her songs have been featured in televisions and documentary films around the world. She orchestrated the first-ever ‘hang flash gig’, played alongside such big names as Sir Paul McCartney, and performed in numerous events around the world.
Recently, Helen wrote and composed the first-ever ‘Pidgin Opera Song (Song Queen)’ which debuted in London on July 22nd, 2015. To learn more about The Venus Bushfires and to catch her on tour, visit http://thevenusbushfires.com.
Watch Helen Parker-Jayne Isibor at her Pidgin opera…
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