Ndidi O

  • April 11, 2025 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • The Dream Café

    67 Front Street
    Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1H2
Ticket Price (CAD) $37.46 Buy Tickets

Ndidi Onukwulu, (pronounced In-DEE-dee On-OOK-whoo-loo) professionally known as Ndidi O, is an award-winning Contemporary Roots & Blues singer-songwriter.

For nearly two decades she has carved out an adventurous career that deftly moves between soul, blues, contemporary roots, folk and Americana. A two-time JUNO award nominee, Ndidi has released six solo albums to date with a new album slated for release in April 2024 (produced by Steve Dawon, Hen House Records).

A force of nature from the wilds of British Columbia where she grew up, Ndidi is the daughter of a Nigerian father and a German mother. She represents a distinctly Canadian experience – standing astride lines blurred between contrasting cultures and heritages. Once she discovered her voice and collected a diverse range of sounds and styles, her talents took her away from home to New York City, Toronto, Paris and Los Angeles. Her music, like her lineage, explores the globe while keeping ‘home’ at the centre of it all. 

Through her singing Ndidi invites us into a musical universe filled with waves of  blues, folk, rock, Americana and country that results in a journey that starts and ends in the soul. Her voice and her music feel like old friends. She is truly her own creature. As varied as her influences may be, they culminate in an expression of the blues that is undoubtedly Ndidi.

Onukwulu was one of the star-power females featured in the new documentary Play Your Gender produced and hosted by award winning B.C. rapper-singer-poet Kinnie Starr. It is a long, hard look at the male dominance of the music business. "For women in the music industry, it's been a lot rougher on us than most people realize," Onukwulu said. "People don't want to hear a grown woman talk about grown woman things, and when they do, it's got to be coloured with all kinds of slang and what-have-you. I don't adhere to it at all." You can hear Ndidi O songs featured in numerous television programs and commercial campaigns such as for GAP, Orange is the New Black, CW’s The Flash, Hulu’s Cloak & Dagger and most recently Netflix’s “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madame C.J Walker” starring Octavia Spencer.

In addition to her solo career, Ndidi O continues working on new music with her trip-hop duo BOGA (alongside ​​Mischa Chillak) and with The Blue And Gold - her collaboration with multi-instrumental singer-songwriter Trish Klein (Be Good Tanyas).

Ndidi now divides her time between Vancouver and Ireland.

Date & Time

Fri., Apr. 11, 2025 8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Venue Details

The Dream Café

67 Front Street
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 1H2 The Dream Café
The Dream Café

*As of July 1, 2024, we will be adding a $10 minimum food charge at the venue as we are a food-primary establishment*


Founded in 2001, we've developed a reputation, among artists and audiences alike, as a premium live entertainment venue across Canada and further afield. 

Our room is a listening room, which is a rare gem to find. There is no greater gift to give performers than to simply listen. They bring with them years of dedication and we get to enjoy and absorb their creativity. As an audience member, the experience is without parallel, providing an incredibly intimate and unique opportunity to see top talent from Canada, and around the world.

A wide range of musical styles can be seen on the Dream stage. Though they differ in genre, they are united in their skills. Expect to see Jazz, blues, indie, R&B, folk, punk, spoken word, reggae, rock, country, comedy, and more.

Chef Matt, who joined the Dream in 2023, offers an ethnic influence on his delectable, fresh and nutritious menu.

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Doors open 6pm (unless otherwise stated). Show starts at 8pm. Kitchen is open from 6-9pm.


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