Meet the 16-year old Nigerian-Canadian who produced a song on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail
Jay Z picked a 16 year old Nigerian Canadian girl named Ebony Oshunrinde to produced a track on his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. Ebony, known also as Wondagurl, got the call from Jay Z after meeting one of his friends who passed her beat to the rap mogul. Ebony is credited as a producer in one of Jay Z’s songs titled ‘Crown’ in the new album. The 12th grader said “It’s a really good feeling. I want to show young people that they can do it.”
Her story is inspiring and impressive: after watching a video of Jay-Z and Timbaland working in the studio together at age 9, she began to download music software and teach herself how to use it by watching YouTube tutorials. “I wanted to do the exact same thing that [Jay-Z] did,” she recently told the Star. When she was 14, she made it to the quarter-finals of Toronto’s Battle of the Beatmakers. She won the title the following year, because she is incredible, and went on to sign an exclusive management deal with Black Box.
“Usually that kind of thing doesn’t happen to 16-year-olds,” she explains.