OSHUN is an independent Hip-Hop / Soul duo and the sonic manifestation of Afrofuturism. Using digital and acoustic sounds, heavy drums and bass, and ambient harmonic textures, OSHUN connects with the spirit of their ancestors to manifest a sweeter tomorrow for us all.
Since the release of their debut mixtape ASASE YAA in 2015, OSHUN has amassed a social following of over 150k people between Youtube (youtube.com/oshun), Instagram (@oshun), and Facebook (facebook.com/oshuniverse) alone. They’ve been recognized by media heavy hitters such as Rolling Stone, The FADER, Viceland, Huffington Post, NPR, Essence, and Vogue (just to name a few). They've also performed throughout the U.S. and Brazil all while remaining full-time college students at NYU.
With her bold locks, original style and enchanting personality, Tiana ‘Major9’ Thomas lights up the room, stage or wherever else you may find her. Her personal style pays homage to Hip-Hop and her sound will leave you wondering whether you are in a New Orleans Jazz club or an underground soul bar in London’s Soho.
Tiana became the first runner up for the ‘MOBO Unsung’ competition in 2014 and most recently, has performed on BBC 1XTRA during an interview with DJ Target.
At only 20, Tiana Major9 has performed on many stages across the UK and Europe, having supported acts such as Alexandra Burke and Ella Eyre. She has also performed at Ronnie Scott’s ‘Ruby sings’, ‘Women of the World Festival’ and Bulgaria’s ‘Meadows in the Mountains Festival’. Although still young in her career, her self-penned lyrics and alternative sound is launching her into becoming one of London’s freshest emerging artists!