Global streaming giant Spotify today announced that Nigerian sensation Chin Madi has joined the EQUAL Africa music programme. Since emerging on the Nigerian music scene, the multi-talented songwriter and entertainer has captivated fans with her craft and this month she was recognized as Spotify’s EQUAL Africa Ambassador for June. increase.
Born Chimamanda Pearl Chukwuma, music was her singular vocation for Chin Madi, and her artistic talents were evident when she started her career at the tender age of seven. She hit her ‘See Finish’ record at the age of 16, highlighting her ability and becoming a rising star in her spotlight.
Heavily influenced by her cultural background and the lyrical arrangements of Kendrick Lamar, the Nigerian multi-talented prodigy is shaping the future of music with her unique fusion of Afrobeat, pop, soul and R&B genres. shaping.
She took the Nigerian music industry by storm when “See Finish” went viral on social media and grabbed the attention of listeners. Qing Madi is currently working on her debut EP, but has released her follow-up single Why. The single further demonstrated her genre-fusion ability of combining smooth R&B her vocal textures, dancehall rhythms, and Afrobeat melodies and lyrics to create infectious songs.
Qing Madi joins other Nigerian artists Tiwa Savage, Ayra Starr and Asa as part of EQUAL Africa, which aims to shine a spotlight on and spread the voices of talented female artists making waves in the music scene. , join the FAVE. Additionally, they amplify their music by exposing their catalog to listeners around the world.
“We are proud to welcome Qing Madi to the EQUAL program and are excited to see her talent continue to make her stronger. And hopefully we can inspire a new generation of creators,” said Fiona Okumu, head of sub-Saharan music at Spotify.
Chin Madi says: “As a woman in a male-dominated industry, you have to work a million times harder to be noticed and heard. It is an opportunity to expand the
As more young female stars such as Ira Starr, FAVE, Leah Sean and Bloody Civilian enter the mainstream, Chin Madi positions herself as the next young female talent to bring her music to a wider audience and Spotify intends to support her efforts. She achieves her goals through the EQUAL Africa program.
Check out Qing Madi’s single Why on the EQUAL Africa playlist and learn more about her in the artist Q&A below.
1. What is the surprising thing your fans might not know about you?
I am bilingual. As someone born, raised and raised in Nigeria, I speak Spanish and Igbo. Moreover, I am currently studying Chinese. Another thing is that I am so obsessed with learning that I do it unconsciously.
2. When did you realize that making music was your destiny and what made you pursue this craft?
Music for me was not just a talent or ability. It wasn’t something I could have done, it was the life I wanted to live. The feeling I wanted to express. Music speaks loudly to my shallow thoughts. It’s a comfortable and confident space for me as a teenager. I knew this was my destiny from the moment I stepped on stage and grabbed the mic for the first time when I was seven years old. What about having millions of people in charge and heard?
My reason is simple. Having grown up as an antisocial person, it was difficult for me to justify my feelings and emotions, but music was a safe haven for me. And I think a great many people still want music. As a 16-year-old teenager, I want to be a listening ear when they seek peace.
3. What African songs or artists did you grow up listening to?
Tiwa Savage – Davido (Official Video)
4. How would you describe your sound, tone and style to someone who has never heard your music?
Afro, R&B, and endless emotions.
5. Do you have any advice for people who are afraid to follow their dreams?
Deafening the crowd, let’s get started. If you don’t start, nothing will start.