Nola Ade Live!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:00 PM CDT
(8:00 PM Doors)
The Promontory, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
Nola Adé's music and message to her eager fans is really all about: honoring the traditions of the past, being unafraid of the present, and unapologetically being oneself for A BRIGHTER FUTURE.
The first generation of her Nigerian American family to be born in the states, the Chicago, Illinois native is the embodiment of an immigrant spirit of hope and optimism, eagerly embracing the fresh opportunities presented by each brand new day.
Surrounded from birth with music, from family who sung throughout the day and in church to the Chicago streets that birthed the likes of Chaka Khan, Curtis Mayfield, The Chi-Lites, Donny Hathaway, Dave Hollister, Jennifer Hudson and Kanye West. Accordingly, a diversity of musical flavors seeped into the musical consciousness of a young Adé, the Nigerian gospel and Afrobeat of her parents’ homeland, the smooth soul of classic Chicago radio, the jazz of Ella and Sarah on regular rotation on Adé’s childhood stereo, and the voice refinement of the St. Ailbe choir where this catholic schoolgirl received her early guidance in clarity and precision, vocal hallmarks that resonate still.