Since 2014, when he broke his musical duck with a thrilling single titled “Okada”, the USA-based independent Nigerian-Cameroonian artist in the Diaspora, Edet Otudor Otudor Ene popularly known as O2udor has grown by leaps and bounds. In recent years, it has managed to grace the biggest stages in Washington DC and Maryland such as The Anthem, The Fillmore, Howard Theater, etc. opening for some of the biggest names in international music such as Maître Gims, Davido, Burna Boy. and Fally Ipupa
But his biggest dream, he says, is to impact the lives of millions of people around the world with his message, to sell shows around the world and to be able to make a living from his music,
“I want to be able to support myself, my family, my community and the needy in other communities around the world. My strategy is hard work, taking one day at a time with the mindset that achieving this dream won’t happen overnight. I have to build it like a castle from scratch and it starts with a brick. I will continue to make music, do my best to promote and market myself until I reach the level where I can get the necessary sponsorship I need to take my career to the next level” , did he declare.
O2udor describes himself as an activist and defender of the peace and freedom of his people. In addition to using his music to educate his audience on the importance of loving and caring for each other, he has successfully used his platform to raise funds for charity on several occasions.
“I see helping people in need as an accomplishment. It’s something that I was able to do through my music. I have also actively participated in peaceful rallies and protests that have delivered results for my people. Examples are the End SARS movement, the civil crisis in Cameroon and the most recent where I was one of the leading musical artists at a peaceful protest in Washington, DC, USA to urge the US government to grant TPS (Temporal Protected Status) for Cameroonians. in the USA. All this was made possible thanks to my music, he says.
O2udor began his musical journey in church, as a young Sunday school child, where he learned to play different instruments and sing along with his peers.
He did his Junior Secondary 1 and 2 education in Calabar, Cross River State. There, in Nigeria, he had the opportunity to be in the choir where he found his voice. When he returned to Cameroon to continue his secondary education, he had the opportunity to be part of the cultural club and choir of the Mankon Presbyterian Secondary School and represented his school in many national competitions.
When he was admitted to the University of Buea, in the South West region of Cameroon, he met several young musicians, producers, dancers, etc. which influenced his growth in music.
In 2014, he recorded his first official song called “Okada”, a song he dedicated to commercial motorcyclists and their contribution to the community in terms of transportation.
He cemented his presence on the music scene with another single in 2015 titled “Fo Ma Katier”.
In 2016 and 2017 he had a number of features in some of the song titles which include; Gimme Ya Luv, I know, you’re bad.
2018 seemed to be his best year as he released his first Extension Play titled “Incarnation of Love EP” after releasing three singles namely; Best friend, my daughter and Run Dat.
In 2019, he released another single called “Black Queen”. His debut studio album titled CMDGF (Closed Mouths Don’t Get Fed) was released in November 2021 and features 16 original tracks.