Friday, March 14, 2014
As a biracial woman whose diverse family tree includes ancestors from the Emerald Isle, I was thrilled to come across the amazing Laura Izibor. The daughter of an Irish mother and a Nigerian father, the 26 year-old Dublin-born-and-raised Izibor won a national talent competition at 15 and at 17 began the process of recording her album The Truth Be Told. Over the 4 year period she was recording, she also performed live and in 2009 debuted The Truth Be Told. Her deep and soulful vocals have earned her the rightful nickname The Soul of Ireland. In the years to come, this gifted artist will undoubtedly bring us more funky rhythms and awesome vocals.