WondaGurl

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WondaGurl
Birth nameEbony Naomi Oshunrinde
Born (1996-12-28) December 28, 1996 (age 24)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
OriginBrampton, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • songwriter
  • record executive
Instruments
Years active2009–present
Labels
Associated acts

Ebony Naomi Oshunrinde (born December 28, 1996), professionally known as WondaGurl, is a Canadian record producer, songwriter and record executive. WondaGurl has worked with several prominent artists in the music industry, including Mariah Carey, Travis Scott, Jay-Z, Drake and Kanye West, among others.

Early life and career[edit]

Ebony Naomi Oshunrinde was born on December 28, 1996[4] at the Birchmount Hospital in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to Jozie Oshunrinde.[5][6] She lived with her mother in North York and Mississauga before eventually setting in Brampton.[7] WondaGurl started producing on her keyboard with drum pads at age 9. At age 15, she entered the 2011 and 2012 Battle of The Beat Makers competition in Toronto, Ontario, where Canadian record producer Boi-1da was present as one of the guest judges at both years. She won first place in the latter year, earning herself a trophy and a Roland SH-01 Gaia synthesizer.[8]

WondaGurl became a protégé of Boi-1da shortly after the competition, and around 2013, started to closely work with American rapper Travis Scott at 16 years old, whom she also signed to years later. She also garnered one of her first high-profile music placements that same year, with rapper Jay-Z on his twelfth studio album Magna Carta Holy Grail, working on the track "Crown" with Travis and record producer Mike Dean.[6] This led to her working with other major artists and producers since then, producing her first Top 40 hit single "Antidote" by Travis Scott in 2015, which was co-produced by Canadian record producer Eestbound. She would soon after go on to sign Eestbound to a production deal at the time, becoming her first co-producer.[9] His deal with her later ended around 2016, leaving them to go their separate ways.[10]

In 2018, she was featured in the Music category of Forbes 30 Under 30.[11] She is one of the youngest women to add production to a platinum-selling hip hop album.[12]

In July 2020, WondaGurl signed a worldwide publishing deal with Travis Scott's Cactus Jack Publishing and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, in conjunction with her own record label and publishing company, Wonderchild Music.[13]

Discography[edit]

Production[edit]

2013[edit]

Travis Scott - Owl Pharaoh

Ryan Leslie - Black Mozart

  • 06. "Full Moon"
  • 08. "Evacuation"

Jay-Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail

  • 08. "Crown"

SZA

  • 00. "Teen Spirit"

2014[edit]

Redway - Years Ahead

  • 06. "YKTO (You Know the Ones)"

Travis Scott - Days Before Rodeo

  • 01. "Days Before Rodeo: The Prayer"

Ryan Leslie - MZRT

  • 05. "New New"

2015[edit]

Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late

Rihanna

Travis Scott - Rodeo

Young Thug - Slime Season

  • 10. "Freaky"

Juicy J - O's to Oscars

  • 12. "I Ain't Fukin Witcha" (featuring Logic)

Travis Scott

2016[edit]

Lil Uzi Vert - Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World

  • 09. "Scott and Ramona"

Travis Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

  • 01. "The Ends" (featuring André 3000)
  • 07. "Sweet Sweet"

Ab-Soul - Do What Thou Wilt.

  • 02. "Braille" (featuring Bas)

Lil Simz - Stillness in Wonderland

Nessly - Solo Boy Band

  • 07. "Moonwalking"

2017[edit]

Big Sean - I Decided

Lil Uzi Vert - Luv Is Rage 2

  • 04. "Feelings Mutual"
  • 12. "How to Talk"
  • 14. "Malfunction"

Lil Yachty - Teenage Emotions

  • 11. "Lady in Yellow"

Bryson Tiller - True to Self

  • 04. "Blowing Smoke"

Cousin Stizz - One Night Only

  • 11. "Jo Bros"
  • 13. "Jealous"

88Glam - 88Glam

  • 08. "Give n Go"

2018[edit]

Killy - Surrender Your Soul

  • 06. "Doomsday"
  • 09. "Pray for Me"

Rich the Kid - The World Is Yours

  • 05. "Too Gone" (featuring Khalid)

Travis Scott - Astroworld

  • 06. "No Bystanders"
  • 13. "Can’t Say"
  • 00. "Girlfriend"

Sheck Wes - Mudboy

  • 06. "Never Lost"

Quavo - Quavo Huncho

Mariah Carey - Caution

  • 07. "One Mo' Gen"

JID - DiCaprio 2

  • 14. "Hasta Luego"

Kris Wu - Antares

  • 01. "Antares"
  • 05. "We Alive"

Ski Mask the Slump God - Stokeley

  • 09. "Get Geeked"

2019[edit]

2 Chainz - Rap or Go to the League

Nav - Bad Habits

  • 02. "I'm Ready"

Yung Bans - Misunderstood

  • 01. "Going Wild" (featuring Future)
  • 06. "Shawty / In Love With All My Bitches"
  • 10. "Ready Set Go" (featuring 03 Greedo and XXXTentacion)
  • 15. "Yeaaa!" (featuring Future)

Red Bull - Toronto / Paris

  • 01. Népal - "City Lights Pt.2"
  • 02. Luidji - "Millésime"
  • 03. Némir - "5h du mat"
  • 04. Youv Dee - "Coquillage"
  • 05. Moka Boka - "Nuage" (featuring Primero)
  • 06. Nadia Rose - "Soul Rich"

JackBoys, Travis Scott - JackBoys

  • 02. "JackBoys"
  • 03. "Gang Gang" (featuring Sheck Wes)

2020[edit]

Pop Smoke - Meet the Woo 2

  • 04. "Christopher Walking"
  • 10. "Dreaming"

Don Toliver - Heaven or Hell

  • 06. "Can't Feel My Legs"
  • 07. "Candy"
  • 08. "Company"
  • 11. "No Photos"
  • 12. "No Idea"

Pop Smoke - Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon

  • 01. "Bad Bitch from Tokyo"
  • 02. "Aim for the Moon" (featuring Quavo)
  • 28. "She Feelin Nice" (featuring Jamie Foxx)

Travis Scott

Headie One - Edna

Yung Bans

  • 00. "Freak Show" (featuring Mulatto)

Masego - Studying Abroad

Smoove'L

  • 00. "Period"

Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon III: The Chosen

Anders

  • 00. "Don't Play"

Remixes[edit]

2016[edit]

2018[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wondagurl Interview: Producer Talks Don Toliver and Travis Scott". Billboard. April 2, 2020.
  2. ^ Berry, Peter A. "Wondagurl Speaks On Working With Travis Scott, Lil Uzi & More". XXL Mag.
  3. ^ "Hit Producer WondaGurl Signs Global Co-Publishing Deal With Sony/ATV, Cactus Jack". Variety. July 21, 2020.
  4. ^ Daniel, George Modokpe (February 27, 2018). "Meet the Nigerian-Canadian WondaGurl behind hip-hop's loudest beats". Glazia. Retrieved January 17, 2019. Born December 28, 1996 in Ontario, Canada to Jozie Oshunrinde
  5. ^ "Wondagurl: Already Graduated - NOISEY". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  6. ^ a b "16-Year-Old 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' Producer 'Wondagurl' Now Working on Beats for Drake". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-02-24.
  7. ^ https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2020/09/17/torontos-ebony-wondagurl-oshunrinde-looking-to-reveal-her-own-sound.html
  8. ^ "WondaGurl (Ebony Oshunrinde)". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  9. ^ "Eestbound Is the Man Behind Travis $cott's "Antidote" and the First Producer Signed to Wondagurl - NOISEY". Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Eestbound Announces He Is Not Currently Signed To Wondagurl". June 27, 2017.
  11. ^ "WondaGurl". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  12. ^ "5 poppin' female producers you should know by name in 2018". Kulture Hub. 2018-04-25. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
  13. ^ "Sony/ATV and Cactus Jack Sign WondaGurl to Global Publishing Deal". Music Connection Magazine. July 21, 2020.

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