ILLiJah

ILLiJah

 Portland, Maine, USA
BandR&BHip Hop

R&B/ POP/ Hip-Hop

Biography

Elijah Ford better known for his stage, ILLiJah, is an American R&B/Pop singer. He is currently on Triple 7 Ent. and Solid Recordz, both local promotion/Record labels. He got his stage name from friends when he was 16 years old because of his singing style. His friends claimed that he was so “ill” as in, so good, almost unheard of, he ought to change it, he later added “ILL” in front of his name and eliminated the “EL” altogether to become, ILLiJah. He started singing at 9 years old. He was inspired by Usher’s “My way” album. He knows most of the songs on that album. Some of his favorite singers include Marvin Gay, Boys II Men, Luther Vandross, Bobby Brown, and many other R&B legends. Although many people applauded his talent, he was never fazed by it; he always wanted to be an athletic star, a famous soccer player like, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima of Brazil or Olympic gold medal track star Michael Johnson. ILLijah was born June 1, 1988 in Washington, DC. He was later put up for adoption by his biological mother. After a couple of months he was adopted by two couples from Maine. As a child, he grew up in Westbrook, Maine until he was 11 years old, and then moved to Brunswick, Maine until he graduated high school where he played soccer, and he was also in the track team. After graduating high school, ILLiJah was not sure what he wanted to do; over the years, music had become the epicenter of his life, and he was determined to pursue this hidden talent within him. He decided to move to Atlanta January 2009 to take the next step into the music world, after all, Atlanta is known as one of the top market for new up and coming R&B artist. He writes all of his own music, and wants the whole world to hear it.

Discography

You Straight, Such A Fool

Set List

I have 15 min sets, 30 mins Sets and 45 Min sets. Prices For each set varies, and all prices are negotiable.