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Ngozi Alu Bibliography: Mercy Ngozi Alu is a Nigerian songwriter and recording artist, who developed her musical style both in Nigeria and internationally. In 2001, she was hosted on the Voice Of America Washington D.C, with Rita Rochelle. This was aired worldwide in twenty three countries, including Darfur, Sudan, where organizations worked to rebuild schools. During this time, the queen of Nigerian Gospel also dedicated performance to the American Medical Team for Africa, a non-profit organization which works hard to combat major illnesses such as Malaria. Ngozi's first album, "Jewels Of Africa" was released by Elite-Platinum Entertainment, California. She was approached for contract negotiations with BMI Records, New York, in 2004, but opted out of this to pursue advanced university studies, and create her own label. The State Journal Register, Springfield, Illinois, U.S.A, in referring to Ngozi's music stated: "Some of Alu's uniqueness may stem from not having been influenced by Western pop music as a child..." Lagos Weekend Magazine and several others claimed that her musical style was influenced by Onyeka Onwenu, a well known legend from the same part of the country from where she hails, and Janet Jackson, an American pop icon. Whatever the case may be, she has focused on gospel music for her latest album, and continues to remain very significant in mentoring youth, in Africa, and internationally. Ngozi's music has worldwide appeal, inspiring people of all backgrounds.