Amadi Jae
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Amadi Jae

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Pop R&B




"On The Rise: Amadi Jae"

Born in Westchester, NY and raised in Norwalk, CT, this awkward girl fell in love with music at a young age when joining her school’s orchestra. Watching all her classmates picking instruments such as the violin, she decided to go against the grain and pick the cello. Happy with this choice, she began to nurture this new love. While nurturing this love, Amadi’s family moved over seas to Accra, Ghana where her passion for the cello and music grew. Going against the grain served Amadi well in Accra, making her the youngest invited to play in the Ghana Orchestra at the tender age of 8. Three years later, Amadi Jae’s stay in paradise was abruptly cut short and she moved back to the United States to reside in Charlotte, NC.

A bittersweet move, Amadi Jae bared the pain of witnessing the change of her family’s structure while discovering healing through new talents such as songwriting and singing. With desire to escape her woes, Amadi began putting all her energy into these newly found gifts, determined to share them with the world. Unlike the cello, Amadi Jae had to overcome the hurdle of accepting her distinctive voice and unique musical style before embarking on this new adventure. While forming a small insecurity in this area, she discovered artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Betsy Smith, Lauryn Hill, Floetry, Eryka Badu and Outkast, placing a new fire in her, encouraging her to embrace the unique “lite” within. With this new understanding that there was beauty in being different, Amadi Jae began to define herself as an artist, creating a melting pot of sound including the ingredients Jazz, Big Band, R&B, Soul, and Pop. She continued further in this creation by referring to herself as a “Retrolite”. To Amadi Jae, being a “Retrolite” meant no longer allowing her past insecurities to dim the “lite” of her future. Instead she allows her inner “lite” to shine thru by simply being herself and in doing so hoping to inspire others to do the same.

Now in Atlanta, GA, staying true to this mission, Amadi Jae’s “lite” has shined on stages opening up for Dwele, BCBG’s Spring Fashion Show at Macy’s, and Spelman College/Morehouse College Homecomings among other distinguished venues and audiences. As she gears up to release her debut EP in 2013, she hopes to be that artist that inspires other “Retrolites” to SHINE! - USD2R Magazine

""You Can Make It Reality, Just Live Your Dream" Amadi Jae"

My girl, Amadi Jae, dropped her single, Dreams, produced by Nagib Hawk. You know her from the homage to Shirley Bassey’s 007 song, Goldfinger. This time she’s back with an positive message that’s sure to motivate you and get week started on the right track.

You can be what u wanna be, you can live out the dream
You can make it realty, just live your dream!

I had the opportunity to preview Jae’s work and I must say y’all are in for a treat. Listen to the first single from the album and let me know what you think. Also s/o to Bias the Black for the single art. - Alliexperience Blog


Dreams (Single) 2013



On June 2nd a light was ignited in West Chester, NY. This light would soon be known to the world as Amadi Jae. Growing up all over the world from Connecticut to Accra, Ghana, Amadi would soak in a melting pot of cultures. Although her unique upbringing would seep into the very core of her musical influences, her adversity would spark a passion within her to inspire others with illustrations of her triumphs and lessons thru music. Not always confident in her talents and abilities, Amadi would fall victim to doubts, fears, and insecurities. If not for a strong support system seeing a special light within her, she would have never begun to see it within herself. With her debut musical effort, this budding singer-songwriter and producer hopes to be that light for those who are now in the shoes that she once wore. Thru her music and her Retrolite movement, Amadi hopes to instill the message that all of us, no matter what story their past tells, has a bright light within them waiting to shine bright and impact the world. Amadi Jae has begun this mission by releasing her first single Dreams and performing in such venues as Smiths Olde Bar, Morehouse College, Clayton State University, Centennial Olympic Park, and Georgia International Convention Center and features in blogs Greedmont Park and the AlliExperience. As her light continues to shine with inspiration and hope, we are bound to see her everlasting impression on the hearts of those that are touched by her music and movement.

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