For qingmadiborn Chimamanda Pearl Chukwumamusic has been his only calling and his artistic genius was evident when he launched his career at the young age of seven.
At 16, she gave birth, ‘See Finish’a record that highlighted her skills and has made her a rising star to watch.
Heavily influenced by her cultural background and Kendrick Lamar’s lyrical arrangements, the versatile Nigerian prodigy is shaping the future of music with her unique fusion of Afrobeats, pop, soul and R&B.
He took the Nigerian music industry by storm when ‘See Finish’ it went viral on social media and caught the attention of listeners. While Qing Madi is currently working on her debut EP, she has released a follow-up single ‘Because’ which further showcased her genre-blending ability by blending a smooth R&B vocal texture, Dancehall cadence, and Afrobeats melodies and lyrics to create an infectious song.
Qing Madi joins other Nigerian artists, wild tiwa, ayra starr, As aand FAVORITE as part of EQUAL Africa, which aims to highlight and amplify the voices of talented female artists who are making waves in the music scene. Plus, it amplifies your music by exposing your catalog to a global audience.
With more young female stars like Ayra Starr, FAVE, Ria Sean, and damn civilian Breaking into the mainstream, Qing Madi is positioned to be the next young female talent to bring her music to a larger audience and Spotify is ready to help her in her goal through its EQUAL Africa Program.
Listeners can watch Qing Madi’s single ‘Because’ on EQUAL Africa’s playlist, and learn more about her with our artist’s Q&A below:
1. What’s one amazing thing your fans might not know about you?
That I am bilingual. I speak Spanish and Igbo as someone who was born, raised and raised in Nigeria. Furthermore, I am currently learning Mandarin. One more thing, I am obsessed with learning to the point where I do it unintentionally.
2. When did you realize that making music was in your destiny and what is your WHY to dedicate yourself to this trade?
Music for me was not just a talent or a skill that I had. It wasn’t something he could do, it was a life he wanted to live. A feeling that I wanted to express. Music is my superficial thoughts spoken out loud. It is my comfortable and safe space when I was a teenager. I knew it was my destiny from the first time I took the stage and held the microphone at the age of seven. Something about being in charge of millions of people and being heard.
My why is easy. Growing up antisocial, it’s been hard to justify my feelings and emotions, and music was a safe haven for me, and I think a lot of people are still looking for theirs. As a 16-year-old, I want to be the one they listen to when they seek peace.
3. What African songs or artists did you grow up listening to?
Tiwa Savage, Davido, Burna Boy and Wande Coal.
4. For someone who has never heard your music, how would you describe the sound, tone and style?
Afro, R&B and a boundless sense of emotion.
5. Any advice for someone who is afraid to follow their dreams?
Deafen your ears to the crowd and begin. Nothing starts unless you start.