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“he is a true, thoroughly exciting, original”
jazztimes

“a very sophisticated singer with a strong voice”
jazzwise

“you just don’t jazz, you rock”
rádio europa lisboa

“there’s something magical about his voice”
bbc radio ulster

“Eghobamien’s voice is rich and sure, relying for its considerable effect on its resonance and timbre… Poured Gently is an absorbing and original set, intelligently programmed and elegantly performed.”
vortex cd reviews

“brings a wealth of experience and tastes to this debut cd [Poured Gently]. strong performances of jazz classics…set against his own distinctive work”
the northern echo

“all of the selections of Poured Gently appear to have been selected carefully for numerous reasons, such as variety of styles, infinite moods and in the end a musical portrait of a singular singer, Aimua Eghobamien.”
ejazznews

“original, innovative, quite refreshing to hear something different… it’s wonderful to hear music like this… [when] voice is an instrument… it’s awfully telling of the actual musicality of the artist…almost Bobby McFerrin-like. this new album [Poured Gently] really crosses the boundaries.”
north manchester fm 106.6

“when I listen to your music and your vocal sound I get Ian Shaw, Al Jarreau”
bbc radio cumbria

Aimua /ˈʌɪmwə/ is a British artist who sings and composes; writes lyrics, poetry and essays; and takes photographs.

He produced and released Brazen. Simple. (2017), London Live (2014) and Poured Gently (2010). These projects include original music, lyrics and poetry; and new arrangements of jazz, classical, rock and pop standards.

He was nominated for Best Music Producer—Independent Music Award for Brazen. Simple. He was longlisted for The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition.

He has a BA in Creative Writing from Hunter College of the City University of New York and an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School. He also studied Jazz Vocal Performance at City College of the City University of New York and photography at the International Center of Photography in New York.