Ipswich musician named the next Vodafone Future Breaker winner
PUBLISHED: 16:54 22 November 2016 | UPDATED: 16:54 22 November 2016
An Ipswich musician has quickly gone from writing songs in her bedroom to being tipped for the charts.
Ipswich’s Yoji was named a Vodafone Future Breaker winner, giving the unsigned singer-songwriter an opportunity to launch her budding music career.
Vodafone Future Breakers launched as part of the Big Top 40 partnership with Global, and gave Yoji the chance to record and produce her single, Life Like Jazz, with industry professionals, and see her studio session broadcast live online.
The 24-year-old, whose full name is Yoji Munuo, found her passion for music in school plays and open mic nights.
She later started a YouTube channel and filmed her own music videos with the support of her family, culminating in local gigs and performances at the Jazz Café, before being recognised as a Vodafone Future Breaker.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder, she mainly creates acoustic jazz with a variety of instruments.
Yoji said: “It’s been so exciting to record my song live in the studio.
“One minute you are in your bedroom writing by yourself and the next minute you end up performing with Vodafone Future Breakers.
“It’s been amazing. I can’t wait to now use this platform to produce my EP and start gigging.”
Fronted by the Vodafone Big Top 40’s own Marvin Humes, Vodafone Future Breakers is continuing the search for the best unsigned talent from across the UK.
Listeners, artists, DJs and bands can still get involved to win a recording studio session with a top industry producer.