Tracks of My Life with Victoria Oruwari

Episode 25,  Aug 17, 2021, 06:00 PM

Tracks of My Life is a show on RNIB Connect Radio presented and produced by Toby Davey where he invites a guest to take us on a journey through their life, sharing the tracks that mark important moments which bring back memories to them.

Their chosen tracks of their life might include the first track they can remember hearing, the first track they bought, a number of tracks that mark moments in their life and the final track, a track that they would like to pass on which might give people hope for the future.

In this trimmed down podcast version of Tracks of My Life Toby is joined by Nigerian born, London-based singer and acclaimed Soprano, Victoria Oruwari who has performed on many stages across the world.

In Victoria’s Tracks of my Life we will begin by joining Victoria as she boards a plane from Nigeria to New York as a six-year-old with her sister and the last time for Victoria as a partially sighted child. The trip to New York was for eye surgery which sadly did not save Victoria’s sight.

Then a family holiday in the Caribbean and the sounds of nature as Victoria woke up to the wonderful bird songs of the dawn chorus which was very different to the sounds of the city back home in Nigeria.

In her mid-teens Victoria moved to the UK to study for her A Levels at New College Worcester with great support for her musical studies from the College as Victoria started to realise her full musical abilities, both with singing and playing the piano. Victoria then continued her musical studies at Trinity College of Music with a performance in her final year that changed her life for ever.  

Victoria will then reflect on the power of music not only to paint pictures in your mind and take you to other places but how music has helped Victoria battle through some of those curved balls that life throws at you from time to time.

If you would like to find out more about Victoria and hear some of her wonderful singing do visit her website - 

You can catch the hour-long version of Tracks of My Life with Toby’s guest’s music tracks in full by tuning in to RNIB Connect Radio every Tuesday at 7pm, repeated on Thursday at 1pm and Sunday at 8pm. 

(Image shows a head shot of Victoria with long wavy brown hair, a black sequinned dress and a diamond necklace with matching earrings. Her eyes are closed and the is smiling)