"Her unique soulful tone, and ability to unite people in music using her gift is present throughout her body of work"
- Ryan J Bruce , HuffPost
"Mary Opara has been described as a singer with a pleasant and soft sounding voice"
- Ifemidayo Oyekunle, YadaMag
Mary Opara is a singer and songwriter born in Islington, England.
She is the second child of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Udekwu. Mary was
raised in a Christian family with loving parents and four other
siblings. She has always identified as a British-Nigerian-American
artist. This is because she was born and raised in London, completed
her early education in England and Nigeria, she also attained a
college degree in Nigeria Bachelor of Arts in Education. She has been
living in the US since 1991. Here in the US she obtained a BSN, and
master’s degree in nursing. She currently resides in Atlanta,
Georgia. Mary believes the combination of her growing up in
England and Nigeria, as well as living in the US for several years
helped prepare her well for who she is today. She loves the blend of
the three cultures in her life, and what she has learned from each
culture. For few years, Mary stepped away from her musical career
so she can build a family and raise her children. Today she is
married to her wonderful husband, and has four amazing children.