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Owen O’Sound Lee

Last updated: April 7, 2022

Owen ‘O’Sound’ Lee is a musician, songwriter, vocal arranger, and producer from Toronto, Ontario. Owen grew up singing in church, and after studying Vocal Performance Jazz at York University he began pursuing music as a full-time career, and has been making strides ever since.

In 2014, Owen extended his musical reach to the East Coast of Canada when he relocated to Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is currently the Minister of Music at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Upper Hammonds Plains, the Program Coordinator of the African Nova Scotian Music Association, the former Musical Director of the Nova Scotia Mass Choir (2014-2019), and the current Musical Director of CBC’s East Coast Music Hour, The Story and the Song series. 

Owen is the recipient of numerous awards and nominations. Most recently, he was nominated for the 2021 African Canadian Artist of the Year for both Music Nova Scotia and the East Coast Music Association, and Hip-Hop Recording of the Year for the East Coast Music Association. He also won Single of the Year for the 2021 African Nova Scotian Music Association. 

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