Chocolate Blonde Biography
Could it be "Chocolate domination" on MySpace & YouTube downloads, as fans go wild for Chocolate Blonde’s promo tracks ‘Role Play’ and ‘Say Something? 2010 sees this versatile songstress set to raise the bar with her refreshing take on pop / rnb.
Chocolate Blonde aka Monica Dhinn is no stranger to the music industry- The Nigerian born songstress is a multi-talented artist with the drive and passion to succeed!
Chocolate came from a boarding school education and worked her way through college & dance school to keep her dream alive. Her exuberant personality shines through in all that she does as she adds"I live and brethe music, it is what i do , I can never see myself doing anything else
In a short but impressive career, this budding starlet has supported US platinum r&b star’ Mario’ on his UK tour and was backing singer for ex Mystique singer, SabrinaWashington (recently starring in ITV’S ‘I’m a celebrity’).
Her track ‘Say Something’featured on the Nokia Green Room on channel 4. She also won’best newcomer’ at the prestigious MP3 Music Awards in 2007 as well asperforming at a host of renowned venue’s both in the UK and overseas.".
The young singer started out as a trained dancer and has danced for the likes of, Kylie, Robbie Williams & the Artic Monkeys to name but a few. After working hard on her dancing skills she later became a well known choreographer who went on to choreograph for the likes ofWyclef ft Missy Elliott and Joe Budden.
Aside from the dance & choreography, Chocolate Blonde has also graced the small screen, having appeared in various TV commercials including lilt drink and the ad campaign withiPod featuring U2.
This trend is set to continue as her rise to fame is currently being documented by documentary film maker Ashton John. He is profiling the highs and lows of Chocolate’s rise to the top in a ‘fly on the wall’ documentary.
Ashton John is known for his fabulous take on 'love is' which was a featured art installation in Carnaby Street as well as other venues in & around the Capital. The documentary on Chocolate Blonde is still ongoing so if you see her out & about being followed with a camera- Jump in and say hello! (www.ashtonjohn.com )
Why Chocolate Blonde?
Chocolate skin.... blonde mind of course!
So where does this gifted young lady get the inspiration for her catchy songs?
Chocolate Blonde’s lyrics form part of a story board, of events in her own life be it relationships, sweet or not so sweet. She writes all her own songs and has a musical ear for her sound and she blends her often ‘frank’ & ‘direct’ delivery with a cool soulful voice and dance moves to blow you away! Chocolate can be classed as an all-round talent and she also plays the drums!
How does Chocolate Blonde unwind?
“I listen to the slow jams or watch a movie”
The Here & Now......
Hot off the heels of a busy 2009 which concluded with her backstage involvement with the Beyonce ‘I Am Tour’ at London’s 02 Arena; and also saw’ Chocolate Blonde’ crowned the winner of the Urban Star ‘industry showcase. The judging panel included UK artist Sway,Twin B fromBBC 1XTRA & product Manager at Island Records plus acclaimed US music industry giant & author ‘Thembisa Mshaka’who declared "This girl has the talent of a star".
Aside from regular live performances the beginning of this year sees Chocolate Blonde back in the studio working on ‘brand new’ tracks with legendary producer Karl ‘Kgee’ ’Gordon. Kgee made his mark in the music industry producing worldwide hits for the multi platinumselling girl group ’All Saints’, and becoming a successful artist in his own right. His recent productions include hit tracks forThe Sugababes, Pixie Lott, Taio Cruz & Jamie Cullen to name a few.Kgee Describes Chocolate as a ‘cutting edge’ artist that is filling a much needed gap in the UK music industry.
The hotly anticipated debut single1.30am has already caught the attention of main stream music journalists Natty Chilon fromHip Hop Connections and Simon Price from The Independent on Sunday.
“With widespread recognition on her mind this ambitious young star, is fast gaining an enviable
reputation for her ‘high octane’ live performancesand is currently tearing up numerous music venues both in the UK & OVERSEAS. As well as regular European gigs & appearances, ‘Chocolate’ has received extensive air play on MTV Africa with the‘SaySomething’ video.
The delectable ‘Chocolate Blonde’ is ditching the urban stereotypes and bringing fun & diversity back to the music industry…keep your eyes & ears peeled as 2010 as her name written all OVER IT!!
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This song is a tune for anyone that has to get something off there chest. Typical girl say to guy don't treat me like I'm anything. But the way the song is sang and how its put is anything but typical.
i love all different kinds of artist from missy for energy, usher for the sexyness, jill scott for her mind and sisscor sisters as i think they are pure genious