A.D.A.M – Soulful Eclectic Melodic Music On Display
….writing songs became my own personal diary. My emotions and thoughts that I felt no one else could understand were all written down in paper and sound, so it was a method of expression for me
Words by Sesan Adeniji
Without requiring any form of validation from me, arguably, this lad’s music can be listed as track-list in some of the most celebrated eclectic R&B Pop albums in the world in the last one year. The feel good factor that comes with each of his songs meet demands of music aficionados that needed a different vibe outside the bandwagon tune the mainstream industry seems to have surrendered to.
With a soulful pitch perfect voice, a good song writing skills and fluid vocal delivery that reminds me of Paul Play’s “Forever”, Darey’s “Not The Girl”, Djinee’s “I No Dey Shame” and Styl – Plus “Runaway”, A.D.A.M churns out good music that will resonate with a huge number of Nigerian audience that love R&B pop music and as well also attract sales numbers in the foreign music market.
Download – A.D.A.M ‘Time‘ Featuring Zade
“My name is Adams Odosa Igbinidu, I’m a singer/songwriter with the stage name A.D.A.M (Another Day, Another Memory), and I’d be a final year Mechanical Engineering student of the University of Benin as soon as ASUU calls of its strike. I was born on the 19th of June in the year 1998. I’m from a strict, respected and responsible Muslim family, the first son of 4 boys. I’ve stayed almost all of my life in Benin City with my family and I’m Bini by tribe.
Everybody sorta likes music in my home; there was even a time my Dad got me Westlife’s “Coast-To-Coast” album, in primary 3 for coming first in class.
But it wasn’t till junior high I realized I could sing well, and that I could write lyrics too. The first piece I ever wrote, I had to lie to my parents that we were asked to write poetry by my English teacher in school lol,
They actually liked it and never really stopped me after, but I rarely showed them anything else, I preferred to keep them to myself. This was because writing songs became my own personal diary. My emotions and thoughts that I felt no one else could understand were all written down in paper and sound, so it was a method of expression for me.
Download – A.D.A.M – “Faraway”
After high school I was featured in a song titled “Brain Damage” by a talented rapper and friend, Odyssey. He was the first person I ever told of my proposed stage name, A.D.A.M. When he asked me why, I told him it describes just how I live my life, an attempt to living everyday with a purpose, achieving every goal there is to achieve, and basically leaving a story to tell my grandchildren at old age. We never really liked the song eventually and we have plans to redo that song at the right time.
Download – A.D.A.M – “Liability” ( Lord Cover )
It wasn’t till December 2016 that I dropped my debut single titled “Confession” produced by my course mate with the name Odjimogho Ochuko (Dreadric) and his colleagues.
I did two songs in 2017, “Strings” produced by Dreadric. I also did “Liability [Lorde Cover]. But later that year I met Igodan, who introduced me to Lee Made It, and Lee became my personal producer. He mixed my “Liability cover”, and all my original songs till date. I dropped three more songs in 2018, “Memory“, which was featured in We Talk Sound LOFN playlist, “Faraway“, and most recently, “Time“, which features Hennessey VS Class finalist, Zade.
Download – A.D.A.M – “Memory”
I first performed my music at the 2017 Uniben All Stars event, as an opening act for DMW’s Mayorkun and Johnny Drille of Mavin, (headliners of the night).
I have also featured at other events, most notably at Evol 6.0 in February 2018, where I was lucky enough to be picked by the organisers to be among the only 3 acts that performed on the main show, the other two being headlining artist for the night, Ric Hassani and talented rap artist, Harry Carter. I also performed at CinemArena by the International Organization for Migration, and KU FM White Ball 2018, both in December 2018.
Download – A.D.A.M – “Confession”
In the later part of 2018, a lot of good things happened to me. I started doing a few more videos for social media, with the aid of my producer friend Kuchee, and 2 videographer friends of mine, Yeta and Jesse Jones. A few went viral; one particularly on Twitter got the attention of Davido temporarily. When I was asked in a questionnaire for our year book where I saw myself in 10 years upon graduation from high school, I filled that I was going to be a singer, a mechanical engineer and a soldier in the army.
Download – A.D.A.M – “Strings”
Although I am no longer interested in going to the army, I can say by Allah’s grace I’ve almost met my 10-year goal in 4 years. So 2019 comes with a lot of hope and sense of direction. I intend to drop an EP this coming year, and in conjunction with my good friend and confidant, Dj Rico, I am planning to
host my very first concert this year too, as soon as ASUU calls of strike” – A.D.A.M
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