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Biography

Though small in stature, Ade Nima is considered to be a triple threat. Singer, Dancer and Actress Ade Nima, born Joan Natalie Joseph Phillips on December 16, 1987, knew she was meant to be in the spotlight. At only 8 years old, she had already started writing her own songs and singing on both school and church choirs. By age 12, she began choreographing dances for the church’s dance ministries and school class parties. She always loved performing, but after her experience with a live band, she was 'bitten by the bug' and never stopped singing. It was during that time, she along with two of her friends, joined their passion for music and started the school band. She possessed an aura of irresistible charisma with an electrifying stage presence that pulled you in. It all came naturally to her, and was quickly identified and encouraged by those who bare witness.

 

Inspired by Michael Jackson; who she considers to be the ultimate 'all rounder' artist, Dennis Brown, Chaka Khan, James Brown, Usher, Aaliyah and Celia Cruz, Ade Nima grew up practicing their music and watching their performances in order to capture their stage presence as well as learn choreography. This paid off eventually, when she along with two of her schoolmates, earned a spot in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) Music festival, earning them a Bronze Medal in 2000. With an appetite for more, she went on and earned herself a Gold Medal as a Song and Dance participant in Jamaica’s High School Spanish Festival.

 

Determined to be the very best at her craft, she began her journey at the EMC’s School of Music, where she developed into a true performer whilst displaying a dynamic of remarkable management and organizational skills. With a promising future, she has delivered memorable performances both within and outside their walls. Ade Nima garnered her wealth of experiences from stage appearances and organizing various events. 

 

In the years 2007-2008, she performed as the Lead Singer at the Annual Cancer Society Fundraiser at the Police Officer’s Club, Routes to Roots, Business House Association Events and Dynamix ;as a performer. She then went on to perform at Arm Chair Rebel-ution at the Philip Sherlock Centre, ‘Ibo’ Cooper and Friends at Jamaica College and even sang backup at the Jazz & Blues Festival in 2009. In the following years, she was lead singer at the Artistic Dimensions Festival 2012 - 2019 and Long Beach Unity Festival, CA in 2016, 2017 and  2018. With nothing standing in her way, Ade Nima also performed at Hotels including (Terra Nova, Four seasons, The Pegasus, Sandals Whitehouse European Village & Spa and Hilton Hotels) and various corporate functions for the National Works Agency, Heart Trust NTA, National Indoor Sports Centre, University of the West Indies, University of Technology, Alvernia Preparatory School and Swallowfield Primary.

She doesn’t box her music in just a single genre because she enjoys an Eclectic mix. Her songs are born from her life experiences; both personal and what she sees or hears about from her peers and within her society. She writes her own music, each takes a form of its own as some start out as poems that she later adds melody to. Others are derived from just the melody itself. Her aim is to relate to those in their mid 20’s late 30s. Though it’s been a challenge getting gigs and getting her music broadcasted, her passion hasn’t dwindled. She enjoys the varying dynamic from both studio recordings and live performances, however, she takes her true form whilst serving a live crowd. In fact, she feels being able to perform her own songs is one of her greatest achievements thus far. Ade Nima has recorded singles Truth, Rich Love, Caution and Spread Love Reloaded which are available on all digital platforms and will be releasing her debut album. She has worked with JEdge The Jamaican Singer (Who have produced projects for the late Bunny Wailer) and Paris LaMont (Keyboardist for Proteje). She hopes to collaborate with Chronixx, Beres Hammond, Sevana, Usher and Alicia Keys in future.
She enjoys the diversity that Jamaican music represents, along with the vast number of great artists putting out great music. Her mission is to be a household name both locally and internationally who has collaborated with the greats in various countries across the world.

 

Representation
Label

 

JPent Studios
jpentstudios@gmail.com

 

Booking

 

adenimabookings@gmail.com

 

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