Ochi like many R & B artist before her began in the church. As she matured she transitioned from gospel to R & B. Her musical style crosses all genres from folk to traditional West African music. As a percussionist Ochi's music is a melodic blend of American soul and West African flavor. Though her passion is for dance music she has been known to drop a ballet or two. Her personal style derived from influences like James Brown, Karen Carpenter, Dionne Warwick, and Sylvester is considered more neo-soul but at times R & B. Neo-soul is her style and political is her motivation.
Ochi uses the enjoyment found in music to deliver positive messages of hope while calling people to arms. Much like country music she delivers cleverly woven GLBT stories and realities, bringing gay truths to light. As an activist she helps her listeners see their samenesses, appreciate their differences, and navigate through their fears and prejudices. Ochi believes music should be more than mere entertainment it should educate and liberate as well. Coining the term neo-dadaist, Ochi protest the misuse of music as a tool of oppression and population control. As a powerful force music can be dangerous delivering messages like misogyny, ethnic and religious discord and intolerance. Ochi strives to balance these abuses with relevant, positive, reaffirming songs.
Ochi is an artist and she's also a feminist, activist, and cultural advocate there to champion the cause.