ADIGÉ (Add-uh-jeh): A Diamond In God's Eyes At a time when most of the younger generation are still in search of their creative niche, ADIGÉ has solidified her calling through her gift of writing, rhyming, and performing, as well as other talents such as drawing, acting, and dancing. ADIGÉ has performed with numerous Christian artists within the past few years such as Mike E, Debbie Winans, Mr. Del and Holy South, B.B. Jay, and Nicole C. Mullen. The most recent concerts/conferences she has performed at are; One Worship Ministry Concert at The Global Café in Nashville, TN, The CFAH Benefit Concert at the Cathedral of Praise with Bishop Maynard as the Pastor, 08/12/07 Block Party in Nashville, TN including other artists like Tedashii and Trip Lee, and "The Outlet" at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Whites Creek,TN. Like a solitary diamond, ADIGÉ, has been shining ever since her very first performance in August 2002. Already, she has recorded an independent, selftitled release in 2002. She has just completed her second album this year (2008) entitled "Breakthrough" with executive producer Jack "Shoc" Shocklee (tobyMac, Lil iRocc Williams, Group 1 Crew) and now she's in the process of distributing this project all around the world.. However, unlike many of her creative peers, ADIGÉ is striving to use her lyrics to educate rather than merely entertain. Whether it's the encouraging lyrics of Walk It Out or the real issues that teenagers face today in her new song entitled Restoration, she provides a genuineness that is hard to find in any genre of music today. "Many people in the church are too concerned with the style rather than the message, and it seems that many secular artists are just the opposite. I rap because I feel this is what God called me to do. I am not caught up in what people think about it," states ADIGÉ. ADIGÉ openly admits that even though she faces many obstacles of criticism and acceptance in this field of music as a female, she refuses to let that stop her from fulfilling the calling that God has upon her life. She is focusing on using those experiences to better her skills, both on and off the mic. Unlike the secular female artists in the rap game, she has a message that solidifies the truth behind Christian rap and how the message of God is one of the most valuable tools to reach as well as save souls. She is believed to sound like a mix between the late Left Eye and Da Brat. "People always told me that I sound like Left Eye and I guess that's because of the way I used to sound but now that I've gotten older and sound different they try to say that I sound like Da Brat. I have to admit my lyrics sound a little more aggressive and I'm more confident in what I say and how I say it, which is why they may compare me to both of them" adds ADIGÉ. ADIGÉ has ministered at a variety of events throughout the community, such as youth programs and workshops, the Juvenile Justice Center, the Martin Luther King, Jr. march, and other programs and services sponsored by and presented churches, organizations and community. Adige' has performed "Brighter Day" at the CeCe Winans 2006 Always Sister's Conference, which is a song from her 2002 self-titled project. Over 2,000 young girls attended the conference and so many of them enjoyed the ministering gift of rap from God made evident through ADIGÉ when she opened up for the concert. "I really enjoyed myself and I'm looking forward to performing and going on tour real soon because I feel that my job is not done yet and I'm just getting started. Having the opportunity to minister in front of thousands of people within the last few weeks is only showing me what God is preparing me for in the future and I'm more than excited. The main audience that I'm aiming for is the next generation because they need to be heard and not just seen. I believe God has not only giving me an ear to hear but a voice to speak for the next generation as well and that's what I'm doing." Adige' has recently held auditions in the month of July in 2007 for dancers, which turned out to be a success. Just as God has called her to be a "Diamond" she wanted to keep it in the vision of what the dancers should be called and "Jewels" was the first thing He gave to her. From auditions to being connected with 5 young people (2 females and 3 males) who truly love God and believe that dancing is what they're called to do, Adige' is so excited because she is seeing God fulfill the promise He has given her for the ministry. So far, Adige' and Jewels have performed at the Global Café for One Worship Ministry's concert, The 08/12/07 Block Party featuring Tedashii and Trip Lee, and The Outlet at Mt. Zion Old Hickory Blvd. Location all taking place in Nashville, TN.