Thyra Oji, better known by her stage name Ms Banks, is a British rapper, singer and songwriter from Southeast London. She was born to a Nigerian father and a Ugandan mother. Oji began writing music at age 11. Oji has released three mixtapes as Ms Banks. In 2014, she released her first mixtape titled Once Upon a Grind. She then released her first EP titled New Chapter EP in 2016. The Coldest Winter Ever was released in 2018, followed by The Coldest Winter Ever Part II in 2019.