OSHUN are a neo-soul/hip hop act, created by artists Niambi Sala and Thandiwe and founded in 2013 at NYU. As collaborative partners, the two created music, visuals, and spaces in honor of the divine feminine, carrying the name and traditions of the primordial West African deity, Ọṣun. Their supporters have spanned across a diaspora of culture, age, and experience, and they’ve been recognized by Billboard, Rolling Stone, The FADER, NPR, Essence, REVOLT, Paper, Vogue and more. The debut album by OSHUN, Bittersweet Vol 1, was named a Best Female Rap Album of 2018 by Vibe and an Essential Album of 2018 by Vice.
Since forming, OSHUN have amassed more than 70M streams across all major DSPs, garnered 3.5M views on their COLORS performance, and collaborated with a number of artists including Princess Nokia, Jorja Smith & LION BABE. OSHUN have sold out shows across multiple continents; they previously performed at Glastonbury, Afropunk and Melt! Festival, and opened for Lauryn Hill’s 2020 North American tour. They released their last project together, their sophomore album vol. ii, in November of 2022.