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Profile: Meet Olaedo Ibe, British Based Nigerian Gospel Singer.

Olaedo Ibe (Olaedo, meaning gold in the Nigerian Igbo language) is a British Nigerian Singer, Songwriter and Composer.
Her distinctive soulful sound, profound lyrics and inspirational message is a combined force to be reckoned with. Her influences range from Bebe and Cece Winans to Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson to Deniece Williams, Mary Mary to Jill ScottFrom an early age, Olaedo started singing at her father’s church, weddings and school and stage plays. Simultaneously, developing her song writing ability by reading psalms, listening to Motown music, personal life experiences and worship. 
Although, born and bred in London; she also grew up in Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja), where she was introduced to a plethora of different types of music. Returning to the UK; at the age of 14 she shared the stage with Peobo Bryson at the Cadogen Hall. Encouraged by David Gest and former Manager of Roy Ayers/Deniece Williams, she began to pursue a career in music, sessions at Roundhouse in Camden for a year and simultaneously took acting classes. Olaedo was a finalist at Fred Jerkins UK Talent Search and contestant on Time2Shine.

Olaedo was nominated for a MOBO and UMA in 2015, shortly after the release of her Debut EP "Shine like Gold" which featured her Debut single "Dust with Life", whose video was picked up by Yahoo Screen. In 2016 was nominated for a Jump Music Awards for "Dust with Life" and a Premier Gospel award Nomination. Olaedo ministers at various youth events, colleges, churches. 
Her grace and beauty are coupled with brains as she recently achieved an MSc in Public Health. She is passionate about promoting health especially in childhood obesity, mental health, and skin bleaching.
Her  single ‘Lead Me (Olaedo’s Psalm 2)’is a hip hop soul inspired song about life’s choices and asking God to lead the way. Lead Me, the first single debuted at No 9 on The Official Christian Chart UK in 2016 and played as a continuous favorite on Britain’s leading Gospel Radio station, Premier Gospel. Her Fun-filled single Fill US debut at No 2 on the The Official Christian Chart in 2017.

Both singles will be part of her upcoming project “Grow to Glow”; which aims to promote the love, peace and joy. She has showcased the single on  TBN, Pizza Express Jazz Club (Supporting act for Esther Farinde) and at the Karamel Club. Olaedo is currently working on her next project "Grow to Glow" due to be released in 2018.

Olaedo Ibe - Lead Me (Olaedo's Psalm 2):

Olaedo Ibe - Fill US
Olaedo Ibe - Dust With Life

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