Erykah Badu, Soundtrack: Moonlight. Erykah Badu was born on February 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Erica Abi Wright. Official Erykah Badu YouTube Channel. Sign in now to see your channels and recommendations! Music video by Erykah Badu performing Window Seat. Erica Erykah Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), better known as Erykah Badu (/ ˈ ɛr ᵻ k ə b ɑː ˈ d uː /), is an American singer-songwriter. Erykah Badu has shared a decades-old clip of her performing “On & On” at an open mic night in Brooklyn in 1995. “I guess you just gotta take that first leap…huh? Watch videos & listen free to Erykah Badu: On & On, Hello & more. Erykah Badu (born Erica Abi Wright on February 26, 1971 in Dallas, Texas) is an American R& x27.