NEW MUSIC IS ON ITS WAY!!
After a recent hiatus due to a flurry of acting projects, Azudi is finally back to work in the studio on his new album!! 
The entire project is written, composed, arranged and produced by Azudi.
 
Check out some in progress previews!
More news to come!

WELCOME TO THE HOME OF

ACTOR | SINGER-SONGWRITER |  EDUCATOR

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AZUDI ONYEJEKWE

"[Onyejekwe] commands the stage ... when he lets loose vocally it's thrilling..."
~BroadwayWorld
"Onyejekwe's expressive characterizations and smooth dance moves are the highlights of the show ... the engaging Onyejekwe..."
~DC Metro
"[Onyejekwe] shows off a powerhouse voice."
~Millennium Magazine
"Azudi Onyejekwe [is] charismatic..."
~TheaterLife
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THE MUSICIAN

NAME: AZUDI
GENRE: R&B/SOUL/POP
LOCATION: BROOKLYN, NY
SINGER-SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN, ARRANGER, PRODUCER
MAIN INSTRUMENTS: VOICE, KEYS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR
With a voice praised by Millennium Magazine as a "powerhouse" and lauded by BroadwayWorld as "vocally thrilling," Brooklyn based singer-songwriter and performer, Azudi, has been blessed to perform at various venues all over NYC; including The Shrine in Harlem, Pete's Candy Store, The Recoup Lounge, The Parkside Lounge, Joe's Pub, 54 Below and Carnegie Hall.
 
Azudi's musical style harkens back to various bygone eras of R&B and Soul. As the last born of six, to two incredible Nigerian born parents who immigrated to America in the 1970's; infectious melodies, soulful basslines, African diasporic rhythms, and a transnational consciousness have permeated his existence for as long as he can remember. Music was always a vital necessity throughout his childhood, from Highlife legend Oliver De Coque to the inimitable Michael Jackson to Marvin Gaye to the Beatles ... the eclectic nature of his personal soundtrack growing up certainly had a major influence on the music he would come to create.
 
Stay tuned, there's so much more to come... 
 

THE ACTOR

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HEADSHOTS/PHOTOSHOOTS
Sincerely Oscar | Off Broadway
Leaving Eden Press Rehearsal| NYMF
Leaving Eden | NYMF
Leaving Eden | NYMF
Leaving Eden | NYMF
Sincerely Oscar | Off Broadway
Leaving Eden Press Rehearsal | NYMF
Sincerely Oscar | Off Broadway
Great Comet Broadway Opening Night
Great Comet Broadway Opening Night
Violet on Broadway Opening Night
Violet on Broadway Opening Night
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Azudi Solo Show at 54 Below
Great Comet Broadway Opening Night
Violet on Broadway Opening Night
Sincerely Oscar Opening Night
Lempicka | Williamstown Opening
Great Comet Off Broadway Lortels
The Great Comet Tony Performance
Violet | Guthrie Theater
Violet | Guthrie Theater
Violet | Guthrie Theater
Violet | Guthrie Theater
Joe's Pub Concert
Joe's Pub Concert
Cutting Room Concert
Cutting Room Concert
Cutting Room Concert
Hair | Lake Dillon Theatre
Avenue X | New Harmony Theatre
Once On This Island | Cortland Rep
Pippin | CAP21
PERFORMANCE SHOTS AND PRESS EVENTS
RESUME STATS:
Union(s): Actors Equity | Screen Actors Guild (Eligible)
Height: 5'10 | Weight: 165 | Eyes: Dark Brown | Hair: Black
Vocal: Tenor to C/Db5 full voice | Instruments: Piano and Guitar
Broadway: Natasha, Pierre, and The Great Comet of 1812 (Original Broadway Cast), Violet (Flick standby, Original Broadway Cast) - B'Way Debut opposite 2x Tony Winner Sutton Foster.
 
Off-Broadway: Sincerely, Oscar (Theatre Row), The Great Comet (Kazino), Leaving Eden (Alice Griffin Theatre, 2019 NYMF Award for Best Musical), Central Avenue Breakdown (NYMF), Cotton Candy... (Theatre C/Plaxall Gallery).
 
Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Guthrie Theater, American Repertory Theater, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Carnegie Hall, New Harmony Theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre.
 
Workshops: The Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizon, The York Theatre.
 
Select Concerts/Solo Shows: 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Carnegie Hall,
The Cutting Room.
 
Film/TV: HairBrained, "Madam Secretary", "The 71st Tony Awards,
Good Morning America, The Today Show.
 
Education: NYU Tisch - BFA - Double Major in Theatre and Africana Studies. with Honors.
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PRESS ARTICLES
PRESS HIGHLIGHTS:
 

SINCERELY, OSCAR 

(Off-Broadway) 

Onyejekwe--smirky, quirky, with some slick choreography to boot--commands the stage vocally with Ol' Man River while a massive paddle wheel churns in the background. When he lets loose vocally it's thrilling…”

~Derek McCracken, BroadwayWorld

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Onyejekwe’s expressive characterizations and smooth dance moves are the highlights of the show … tender interaction with the engaging Onyejekwe.”

~ Deb Miller, DC Metro 

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"Azudi Onyejekwe shares the stage with her, complimenting her presence with nimble moves for sure, but when he does reach for the stars, as in Old Man River, he shows off a powerhouse voice."

~ Lori, Zelenko, Millennium Magazine

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Onyejekwe cuts a handsome figure as he handles the male characters in the songs with style and conviction ... presented with panache by two expert singers able to honor the lyricist’s genius …”

~ William Wolf, Wolf Entertainment Guide

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"Mr. Onyejekwe does a fine job with “Nobody Else But Me/I Have the Room Above Her,” and the somber, “Ol’ Man River.'"

~ Winnie McCroy, The Broadway Blog

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"Azudi Onyejekwe, a charismatic singer and dancer ...."

~ Patrick Christiano, TheaterLife

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"Thanks to [Onyejekwe's] appealingly soulful voice and offhand manner..."

~ David Barbour, Lighting&Sound America

CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN (NYMF) 

"Rodrick Covington and Azudi Onyejekwe gave great performances as the two brothers..."

~ Aya Esther Mayashi, Show Showdown

 

 VIOLET (Guthrie Theater)

"Azudi Onyejekwe provides a stellar performance as Flick ..."

~ Bev Wolfe, Twin Cities Daily Planet

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"Azudi Onyejekwe provides a carefully refined depth of feeling to a character whose justified caution won't allow his giving into emotion. This tension is masterfully rendered in Onyejekwe's moving take on Hard to Say Goodbye."

~ Brad Richason, The Examiner

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"... piercing portrayals by Azudi Onyejekwe and Randy Schmeling as two Vietnam era soldiers."

~ John Townsend, Lavender Magazine

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"The characters are well drawn, and beautifully portrayed ... Onyejekwe's Flick has an admirable courage born of adversity."

~ Erin Carlyle, CityPages

LEAVING EDEN (Signature/NYMF) 

"The entire company turns in strong acting and vocal performances... Mr. Onyejekwe brings a quiet intensity and soulful tenor to Modern Adam"

~ Stanford Friedman, The Front Row Center

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"She struggles to communicate with her husband, Adam, portrayed by the talented Azudi Onyejekwe."

~ Aron Canter, Theatre's Leiter Side

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"Well sung by a talented and tuneful cast with harmonious voices..."

~ Deb Miller, DC Metro

 

 THE GREAT COMET (Broadway) 

"Azudi Onyejekwe shines ..."

~ Kamila Daurenova, Washington Square News

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"Two understudies tonight- Blaine Krauss as Anatole and Azudi Onyejekwe as Dolokhov- both very strong."

~ Adam Feldman of Time Out NY via Twitter

 

THE EDUCATOR

Azudi is also a seasoned educator, having just finished his 5th year of teaching Freshman and Sophomore Scene Study on the Acting Faculty of Molloy College - CAP21.
 
Azudi freelances as a vocal coach as well, through The Voice Academy NYC. He teaches Private Vocal Technique and Performance; as well as Advanced Vocal Performance Classes, Group Kids Classes, and Group Adult Beginning to Intermediate Vocal Performance Classes.
PRIVATE LESSONS:
Azudi also offers his own private lessons for all ages and levels in both vocal coaching (including an optional package for a professional demo recording, arranged and produced by Azudi), and monologues.
 
Current and previous clients have gone on to find success on Broadway, National Tours, Off-Broadway, America's Got Talent, The Voice, and more.
To further inquire about Azudi's private lessons (including rates, location, specific pedagogy, etc...), you can contact him at azudinyc@gmail.com.
OVERALL PEDAGOGICAL APPROACH:
My teaching method is very much a co-intentional and student-centered approach, firmly rooted in the attention to detail of technique and truthful storytelling, the practice of mindfulness, the cultivating of safe space, and the unlocking of the power in the singularity of your voice, presence, and identity.  
 
I personally believe that as an educator, it is most important to learn the individualized mode of expression/functional navigation for each and every one of my students. And to use that as a tool to foster a deeper, more sustained, and connected understanding of the lessons for them. This includes fostering dialogue and engaging through critical/creative thought that meets them where they are, understanding the specifics of where, how, and why they store tension, speaking truth to underlying notions of power (as art is inherently political), and keeping the space of learning safe and positive, while still pushing them to the boundaries of their potential and holding them accountable when the work is not to that standard.
 
It is very important for me as an educator to never teach in a generalized way. Too often, spaces of learning in Western culture fall into the trap of the cookie-cutter approach. Using harmful Eurocentric notions rooted in assimilationism to produce a certain kind of student as if they are products on a factory line, rather than living, constantly growing, and infinitely singular human beings. Every student requires individualized soil for their artistic growth, and my ensuing approach is tailored accordingly. 
-Zudi
FOR MUSIC INQUIRIES:
Please fill out this form.
FOR PRIVATE TEACHING INQUIRIES:
azudinyc@gmail.com
FOR ACTING INQUIRIES:
Manager info available upon request
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Cutting Room Concert