Jẹ́miríyè Adéniji, perhaps best known in Nigeria for her stint as a Nigerian Idol participant, has been working hard at making a name as a singer and entertainer in the United States where she is set to perform at 6 .00 p.m. tonight [Pacific Time) and 3.00 a.m. Sunday (Nigerian Time) is set to perform at the “I am Somebody” Tour Concert, the first African concert in Las Vegas.
Jẹ́miríyè has been building up a rich resume with appearances and recordings since her arrival here in the United States.
Among the achievements for the former Nigerian Idol participant who has been living in the United States and making Nigerians proud have, among many achievements, recently performed for the Philadelphia Phillies ( a baseball team) by singing the American iconic Take me to the ball game; released a musical video, Pamílayọ – Pa mí l’ayọ̀ make me happy – ; working on her first album which is expected in the New Year; got a nomination for Pittsburgh “Emerging Artist of 2015”, the only African nominee in the music category, and has performed for the AD King Foundation’s Youth empowerment forum.
“Knocking On Heaven’s Door”,by Jemiriye, is being produced by Grammy award-winning producer, and Dr Gregory McPherson amongst other respected American music experts. The song features big name professionals like Mr David Otis, late Queen of Pop, Whitney Houston’s guitarist, Mr Spike, who played percussions for the legendary Aretha Franklin and others.
The Osun state born singer received an award in recognition of her distinguished and Devoted contribution in musical entertainment from Impeccable First Eye Concept, Dallas, Texas.
Jẹ́miríyè represents the best of Nigeria and is doing a lot to show the country in positive light: she supports and has performed for Americans Living with Disabilities in Tampa, Florida, in July 2015 as well as at the first edition of African Heritage Broadcasting and Entertainment Awards, in Houston, Texas, in October 2015.
When I spoke to her on the phone, she was excited listing some of the shows she’s had: “I’ve performed at the African Women in Leadership Organisations Conference in the city of Sugarland, Texas, August, 2015. Featuring Sen Ita Giwa, Sen Donzella James from Georgia, and the Nigerian Consul general, Ambassador Geoffrey Teneilabe. That’s not all …”
Here’s wishing Jemiriye the best as she takes her act to a year-end finale to the entertainment capital of the world.
SATURDAY, BOXING DAY (Dec 2), 2015. 6:35 p.m. [GMT]