"The Wife of Wrath, who mixes an array of dance music styles- she puts care and love into each selection and mix - but as her name suggests- She’s is the wife ... of WRATH. I've known The Wife of Wrath since before she deejayed so seeing her start from the ground up to where she is now has been amazing but unsurprising. Her tenacity in the way she approaches her mixing, selection, and general artistic career and life is really what has shown everyone that she is in this for the long run.- Ariel Zetina
Itunuouluwa Ebijimi, also known as Petty and by her DJ alias The Wife of Wrath, is an interdisciplinary artist, performer, and shea butter entrepreneur based in Chicago. She is the current sole owner and operator of “Petty Butter,” a shea butterl skincare line. Ebijimi's art and business practices are dedicated to uplifting marginalized Black women and Black queer communities. Her cosmetic business focused on providing Black people a natural alternative to products traditionally targeted toward the community.Her DJ sets as The Wife of Wrathvincorporate club music spanning the entirety of the diaspora, from Hip-Hop,Jersey Club and Footwork, to Dembow and Gqom. She delivers dynamic global sounds while centering Black women and LGBTQ+ musicians.
"When Itunuoluwa Ebijimi traveled to Lagos, Nigeria in 2016, she encountered women working in markets across the city selling locally made cosmetics — and especially shea butter, which she brought back to Chicago, where she's based today, and began researching closely. From doing deep dives into the history of the shea nut to understanding global traditions of handcrafted beauty products, Ebijimi saw a void in the market and eventually laid the foundation for Petty Butter: her all-natural, bespoke skincare line created to empower the QTPOC community through moisturizing shea butter mixes and Blacksoaps." -PAPER MAGAZINE
I’ve been dreaming of this song since 2017 when it started out as a poem in Krista Franklin’s class. It has transformed beyond what I could have ever imagined and I’m so happy to finally share it with the world.