* ACADEMIA MUSIC AWARD CALIFORNIA 2015
* GOLDEN ICONS ACADEMY MOVIE AWARDS
* LANFA MOVIE AND MUSIC AWARD
* PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WITH NAFCA, 2015
She started singing as a teenager and, at the age of 14, won a song writing competition with Punch Newspapers, which took her to Lagos where her musical career started.
While at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Monica was the dance leader at Alumni association. She led her group and did live shows at the university and she wrote poetry in the drama club that was published. She listened and learned from her mentors such as Majek Fashek to improve her music
Monica started writing poems and music while she was a teenager. While in Nana Primary school Warri, Monica was writing songs with her younger sister. They used to sing and rap even before she knew anything about rapping! She first fell in love with drama while in Hussey College Warri.
She joined a theater group called Silver Line Productions with Felix Okwelum as the theatre director in Warri. She acted on stage doing dramatic poetry like Abiku etc. She also acted in plays like The Gods Are Not To Blame, House Asunder and many more.
She toured with Silver Line Production for years before focusing more on music. Monica Omorodion Swaida was best known in the 1990s where she did background singing for stars including: Sunny Okosun, Evi Edna and she also did lots of jingles and voice over work.
Monica's fondest experience was when her band played for the
Oba of Benin at his palace.
Omrorodion started singing as a teenager and was introduced to the music studio by Sam Morris of Otto records and this led her to Aibtonia studio, where she met her first band members Sound on Sound and was signed by Poligram records. She also met Majek Fashek and many other crews and used to be in studios during her school breaks.
She opened for Majek Fashek, Onyenka, Christie Essien and many other artists, and went on tours as a teen with Majek Fashek. Monicazation released her full album titled Monicazation in September 2014 and went on tours with different artists.
As a teenager, she met Majek Fashek at Aibitonia Studios at Anthony in Lagos. At that time, she was part of a group called ‘Sound on Sound’ with an American called Scratch and three other singers who released their first album with Poligram Records. Majek Fashek taught her a lot about song writing and eliminated her stage fears.
She met Sunny Okosun during the ‘MAMSER’ tour with Majek and became friends with his backup singers. When Majek was taking breaks from long tours, she decided to go with Sunny Okosun. Anytime she was on a break with Majek, she went with Okosun and also learned from him.