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OSHUN is a Iya-sol (Neo-Soul/Hip-Hop) duo comprised of Niambi Sala and Thandiwe, both 19. Their sisterhood was manifested in March 2013 when the two met as incoming freshmen at a scholarship orientation at NYU. Niambi Sala, a vocalist and musician her entire, moved to NYC to continue her career as a student at the Clive Davis Institute at NYU. Thandiwe came to NYU to study Journalism and Africana Studies. At the end of their first semester, Thandi and Niambi decided to pursue their collaboration seriously.
The name OSHUN is homage to a Yoruba river deity (Osun) and her sisters (Yemoja and Oya) who all represent elements of femininity and womanhood. OSHUN has gained attention from numerous publications, including Okayplayer, Afropunk, Nu-Soul Mag and AllThatDopeShit and have over 63K plays on SoundCloud. OSHUN are currently working on their first album, “ASASE YAA” to be released Spring 2015.