Onika Best

Onika Best
Member Society: COSCAP
Country: Barbados
Genre: Calypso/Soca, Reggae

Biography

Onika Best is the drum. Produced by an elixir between Barbados, the Gem of the Caribbean, and Bermuda, a paradise seven hundred miles at sea. She is the daughter of one of Bermudas’ finest dancers, and Barbados master drummer and performer, the late El Verno Del Congo B.C.H. When Onika lived in Bermuda, she was recognized in the art forms of drama, dance, production and craft. Onika wanted a vehicle that could display all of her talent, and concluded that this could be made possible...

Onika Best is the drum. Produced by an elixir between Barbados, the Gem of the Caribbean, and Bermuda, a paradise seven hundred miles at sea. She is the daughter of one of Bermudas’ finest dancers, and Barbados master drummer and performer, the late El Verno Del Congo B.C.H. When Onika lived in Bermuda, she was recognized in the art forms of drama, dance, production and craft. Onika wanted a vehicle that could display all of her talent, and concluded that this could be made possible through music. She released her first album, Blak Kla Soyl the Chromatical in two thousand and four, described as foundation music for your listening pleasure, to relieve the mind.

Onika Best has performed in Dominican Republic, St Thomas U.S.V.I, Ghana Africa, Germany, England, and parts of the Caribbean. She continues to perform in her hometown Barbados. Onika Best was awarded for the Principle of creativity by the commission for Pan African affairs, Barbados and was a nominee of the Barbados Music Awards. Currently she is working on her second album, produced by the talented Nicholas Brancker. Onika performs solo, with a disc jockey or a full band. Versatility is her style, and the arts her passion.

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