111% Funded


Target: €12500


€13,920 Raised


43 Funders

Esosa's Debut Album Recording

By Esosa Ighodaro


I am really excited about this project, not just because it will be a lifelong dream finally accomplished, but on top of that, I get to hear my music realised by some of my favourite (and most talented) musicians in Ireland. I really believe in the material and the vibes we are creating through making this music.

The record aims to be an outpouring - we want to make you feel the euphoria, agony and excitement that comes with love... and sex... and life!

I have been writing poetry and songs for as long as I can remember. And I have been performing with a variety of bands across across the country, gathering different musical styles - from the raw funk of Republic of Loose, to the rich Gospel harmonies of Discovery Gospel Choir, and the classic soul of Midnight Soul to the Afro-Irish fusion of Tig Linn. Now, it feels like the time to put all these elements together to make an Esosa record.

After performing a few short sets of my own material, I was so encouraged by all the positive feedback I got, that I felt it was time to put all my effort into making a really great record that was personal to me, but relevant to all. So this is where you come in...

Funds raised through this campaign will go towards the recording, mixing, mastering, session fees, creation of artwork and reduplication of a limited number of CDs. If I am lucky enough to raise more than requested, any excess will go towards making a debut video - which would be ridiculously exciting! :-)

Our motto is simple during this recording process... "we are not looking for perfection, we just want to make magic!"

You can listen to some sample recordings

Esosa Ighodaro - vocals
Darragh O'Kelly - keys
Peter Erdei - bass
Andre Antunes - drums
Recording by Les Keye at Arad Studios, Dublin



Almost there...

Hello All Just wanted to send a quick update to let you know how things are progressing. We have been putting down some bass tracks and slowly building up the bones of all the tracks - things are really starting to take shape!! I'm going to be recording the final vocals next week so I'm very excited about that. After that we will be working on the finishing touches. We're really excited about the songs so we can't wait to get it completed and for you all to listen to finished product. Thank you for your patience. I will be in touch again soon.

Progress Update

Hi Funders! Just wanted to send a quick update on our progress. We have had a couple of days in the studio recording drum tracks with some guide vocals and keys. All sounding really good so far. Working on the bass now. We're all still very excited about the project and can't wait to share it with you all.

The Story so far...

The deadline is fast approaching. And nerves are starting to kick in... We have started rehearsing and putting the arrangements together. I have had a couple days in the studio doing dome preliminary vocals, testing out different microphones and just generally getting used to being in there! For the past couple of months I have been singing (and doing a bit of acting) at the Gate Theatre's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire". The show run is coming to an end this Saturday, which means all my focus will now be fully on getting the recording done. We are planning a gig on Wednesday September 25th 7pm at Whean's Bar, Dublin to preview some of the material we hope to record. Wee'll also be doing some fun Motown tunes, so come along if you can, and bring some friends.

funders (43)

There are 41 public funders of this project

There are 2 anonymous funders of this project