Ohroara began singing at a young age in churches and choirs. She was influenced by gospel styles and also tribal and island music due to overseas travel while growing up.
Through university she worked with alternative bands and started recording pop songs. Later she cultivated her operatic talents. Pop music and alternative remain her favourite styles but she prefers for each song to have its own unique feel and to incorporate elements of other styles such as dance, opera, tribal, folk, and alternative.