U.N.V. (or Universal Nubian Voices) was an R&B group based out of Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of brothers John Powe and Shawn Powe, and members John Clay and Demetrius Peete.
U.N.V. or, Universal Nubian Voices, was a male quartet that came onto the scene in 1993 out of Lansing, Michigan with their debut album, Something's Goin On. The group was composed of brothers John Powe and Shawn Powe, and members John Clay and Demetrius Peete.
U.N.V. actually had its start in two separate groups, when Shawn created a group called 2.N.V. and John Powe created a group called U.N.V. with the idea of "You envy. "John's group saw success as he went to college and came to include all four members. Interestingly, it wasn't until after they had the name U.N.V. that Shawn gave the acronym its meaning of "Universal Nubian Voices."