Joshua Davids Ugbana (born 4th January, 1994) adecent from Delta state, born in Kaduna sate, known by his stage name HISTERIA is a Nigerian Urban/Afro-pop and R&b singer, songwriter, recording artist and performer. He grew up in a music oriented family being influenced by different sounds from Afro-Beat, Hip-Hop, R&b down to all types of music as where being played by his surroundings.
Though a Gospel artist, his sound is very urban and considered contemporary, he relates to the everyday community, his music speaks and is very impactful which motives and always gets you on your feet, going about life the right way. He cites one of his inspirations from urban gospel music acts like (Deitrick Haddon, Mary Mary, Leacre) who have helped bring Gospel music to affect mainstream attention.
“My aim is to make music that the entire world, every age, religion, race and nationality can relate to. I want people to be encouraged and uplifted when they listen to my music.” – HISTERIA.
HISTERIA a Diploma Graduate of Accounting at Kaduna Polytechnic and a current degree student of Accounting at Kaduna State University has gone on to wow music critics and fans with his style: A blend of Urban/Afro-Pop and R&b which can be seen in both his two smashing singles “ Baba God” and “Omo Ton Jaiye #OTJ”.
“BABA GOD” certified by one of the biggest Nigerian radio stations, RAY POWER, as one of the best songs heard in a long time and his latter single: “Omo Ton Jaiye #OTJ” a single to be reckoned with in the Gospel community, with its encouraging, motivating lyrics. Both singles got HISTERIA several award nominations within the year they were created.
He is guided by his anchor scripture: ISAIAH 61, “which shows the world who we are. God is raising an army and the world has to know who they are. I am set at arousing the spirit of every single youth to be the voice of their generation.”
On the 28th of July, 2013 , HISTERIA launched his first ever concert The concert saw a total of over300people at attendance and sold over 500tickets the night of concert. The last concert was a success.
In a bid to continue the tour, the next tour with the title: THE IFE ODO: THIS IS ME….TOUR which was held at THE ARK INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN CENTER
The power house singer has built and created a brand with his music where people can come and get something different from what they see on the mainstream music channels every time they turn on their Television.
The following year 2014, HISTERIA was a part of the MAD MO: LIVE LIFE LOUD TOUR as he was part of the song-writers who wrote a theme song for the 2014 Tour which was released and saw the singer gain yet wider audience. The LIVE LIFE LOUD TOUR 2014 featured American Grammy Award Nominated Gospel Artist SHO BARAKA, Gospel U.K Artist S.O, Nigerian Hip Hop Artist ICE and lots more.
HISTERIA a 4 time nominee at Gospelite Music Awards 2014, one time at Top Naija MusicAwards 2014 and overall, nominated at the Nigeria Gospel Music Awards2014with the likes of Samsung and Obiwon sharing same category for best Rnb/soul, has set the bar high and he continues to stun his audience at different shows. His electric performances are second to none.
After the release of both his singles: singles “ Baba God” and “Omo Ton Jaiye #OTJ” which were played on several off and online radio stations, HISTERIA has received a lot of following and is often nick-named after his Afro-Beat single : MR.OTJ by fans and followers who appreciate his music.
Not feeling restricted but being sure that his Gospel is for the world and seeing how different and unique his style is, HISTERIA looks forward to working with awesome producer Don Jazzy, Gospel on de beat, also, King sunny Ade, Samsung, Sunny Nneji, Tiwa savage, kiss Daniel, Ric Hassani and Korede Bello to mention a few.
The sky is only but a starting point for dynamic star HISTERIA. His music shares great news and will always set the bar in the music industry. HISTERIA has what you need to hear.
New music released by HISTERIA titled “WAYA” produced by renowned music producer Metro Beatz (@metro_beatz).
HIS'TERIA presently has a new debut project titled THE XTREME.