Discover: Lindsey Abudei, The Neo-Soul Singer With The Hypnotic Voice
Neo-soul singer, Lindsey Abudei, has one of those soft, unshowy voices that typically goes unappreciated in the Nigerian music scene – which probably explains why she didn't last too long on the third season of Project Fame West Africa.
Thankfully, being booted off the show didn't stop Lindsey from chasing her dreams. She continued performing, going from a brief stint in a jazz band to lending her velvety voice to various projects – like M.I's "Jehovah" and Jesse Jagz's "This Jagged Life".
Brown – A stellar debut project
In 2013, Lindsey independently released her debut project, Brown, a stunning 8-track EP that contained some of the best singles of that year (if you don't agree, just go listen to "Drift Away" and "Don't Look At Me That Way").
The EP also contained covers of songs you wouldn't think anyone but the original singers would be able to pull of. Don't quote us but we might even prefer her cover of Asa's "Jailer" to the original – but we said, don't quote us.
...And The Bass Is Queen – A star is officially born
Just last year, Lindsey finally blessed all of us with her exceptional debut album, ...And The Bass Is Queen, and solidified her status as a bonafide star.
Letting her songwriting skills take centre stage, Lindsey managed to do what a lot of other alternative Nigerian artistes still haven't been able to get the hang of – be unique without being 'fake deep'.
By Daniel Orubo, published on 08/06/2017