Kima Otung is an independent, self-managed Welsh-Nigerian R&B and Neo Soul artist, signed to Warner Music publishing. Kima’s music has been featured multiple times on the UK’s hit TV show, ITV’s Love Island, as well as BT Sports. Recently, Kima’s single “Head & Heart” charted at number 6 on Shazam’s Discovery Charts and her debut EP, “Note to Self” has been played in rotation across BBC Radio and added to BBC’s “Welsh A List”.
Kima has performed live sets on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Horizons, and interviewed live on Sky News, BBC Radio London and BBC Radio Wales. In January 2021, Kima was awarded the PRS Women Make Music award, and has been written about in Refinery29, BBC News, Black Ballad, ASBO Magazine, Wordplay Magazine, Culture Custodian, Mixtape Madness, Buzz Mag, Music Insider and many more.
Kima’s mission with her music is to help women realise their greatness and to be the voice in every woman and girl’s ear telling them ‘you’ve got this’.
Kima’s love for music was cultivated when she was accepted as the youngest member of the Welsh National Youth Opera at 14 years old. Classical music, along with gospel music and Motown (which was the soundtrack to her childhood) still influence her sound to this day. Kima is a multi-instrumentalist and plays the piano, drums and guitar as well as singing.