Onika Venus is a singer and songwriter from South Manchester in Jamaica, now based in the Forest of Dean. Introduced to live music at an early in age in her home village of Resource, she quickly learnt that music reaches people in a way that nothing else does. Ever since her first performance, her soulful voice and reggae style has been capturing the hearts of audiences across continents.
With a unique vocal style and outstanding musicianship, Onika now performs her multi-genre music across the UK with her band. Expect to hear shades of old school reggae, RnB, pop, and funk - as well as a few surprises.
A seasoned performer, Onika has worked with the likes of Seanie B from BBC1 Xtra, Tubby T and Miss Dynamite (under the stage name ‘Lady Posh’), and fronted the band Slyde, who were nominated best new act at the Break Beat Awards.
In 2021, Onika released her first solo album 'Everything You Are', which has been supported by BBC Upload with regular radio plays. In 2023 she is releasing her second, 'Midnight Remedy'.