January 1, 2011


She calls herself UA. It is pronounced “oo-ah” and means both “flower” and “kill” in Swahili, meanings that are antithetical. She was born in Osaka, the second-largest city in Japan. UA was discovered, like a rough diamond, when she was singing regularly at a club in Osaka. In June 1996, she made her debut with a song called HORIZON on JVC/Speedstar Records and quickly attracted people’s attention because of her unique looks and noticeable... Read More