Inner View with Artiste & Entrepreneur, Onika Best

As part of the “CELEBRATE A SISTER” series, I’d like to introduce a Singer/Songwriter, Drummer, Tutor, Blogger, and Fashionista heralding from Africa, Bermuda and Barbados – Onika Best.

Her music is rich in message, and her voice is a unique blend of a griot’s tone, and a songstress’ soul. Onstage, she exudes a vibrant energy, and her bright smile lights up the stage whether she is performing solo, or part of a band. An established artiste in her own right, Onika happens to also be the daughter of the late ‘El Verno Del Congo,’ renowned drummer and Songwriter from Barbados, and the composer of signature song, “Welcome The Morning Sun.”

Island Moon had a chance to sit down in a garden and listen to the words and tones of 'Queen of The Drum,' Onika Best. (MAH DAH URF)
had a chance to sit down in a garden at C.O.S.C.A.P, and listen to the words and tones of ‘Queen of The Drum,’ Artist, and fashion designer, Onika Best (Founder of MAH DAH URF) 

 

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A teacher of creative writing, sound, timing, stage performance and conducts workshops for all ages in these areas. Onika Best, Queen of The Drum, specializes in Drum Dj and Vocals, and is currently reproducing, El Verno Del Congo’s music, to take to the entire Caribbean and beyond.
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ARTIST NOTES: Onika Best has played her rhythm in Bermuda, Barbados, Africa, Germany, Dominican Republic, St Lucia, Jamaica, St Thomas, England, and Trinidad. She was awarded for the faculty of creativity by the commission for Pan-African Affairs, and nominated for the Barbados Music Award in the section of Jazz vocals. Onika Best redefines the definition of genre, and is not fit for any box. Her creativity is universal, and her drum beats to the tune of love.

A talented musician who also has created her own natural drink product from the Noni fruit (called “dog dumpling” in Barbados.) In this video, she shares insight on the health benefits of this tonic.

Visit Onika,’s blog to connect direct, and to book an energetic onstage presentation with this beautiful talent.

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Hi there, I'm Indra, writing you from Barbados. Here you’ll find career tips for creative freelancers and refreshment reminders for everyday life. Get ready to nurture your gifts and shape a thriving business that aligns with your wellness. I'm a writer, singer, publishing entrepreneur and eco-bookstore owner who's travelled to 20 destinations so far, and now works from home. Balancing housework with business tasks and on a quest to grow more grateful each day. As a teen I almost gave up on life; now as a woman saved by grace, I'm living joyfully with purpose, encouraging others to enjoy moments of refreshment daily while growing your business. Check out posts and videos for biz tips, breathing exercises and beautiful views of Barbados. Thanks for joining the journey, and remember to follow 'Joy within' blog for firsthand updates on new posts, podcast episodes, events and giveaways coming up.

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