Singer songwriter Sade’ Emoni is part of the next generation of true vocalist. She has been singing since a young age performing gospel music as early as she can recall. A true Jersey girl, strong, confident and not afraid of success, she was born and raised in Jersey where she continued to follow her musical aspirations. Gospel music opened her ears but for Sade’ Emoni her musical influences range from R&B to pop to hip hop.
Sade’ Emoni comes from a family of singers, her father, Grandfather and Great- grandfather had a gospel quartet group and Sade’ Emoni along with her sister and first cousins created a gospel group called The Gospel Angels. Her family realized how talented she was when at the age of 15; she auditioned for the American Idol season 10. The season American Idol dropped the audition age to 15 years old. She made it seven rounds of auditions and received the golden ticket to Hollywood. Sade’ Emoni traveled to Hollywood with her mom on her quest to becoming the next American Idol. She made it to live television, didn’t make it to the top 24 but was sure to make a lasting impression on the judges.
Sade’ Emoni has appeared on the Apollo, Kelly Rowland’s “Chasing Destiny” show on B.E.T and TLC’s VHI Special where she sung backup. She’s also won the award of “The Hal Jackson’s Talented Teen” of Middlesex County, NJ and was the designated singer of The National Anthem at her high school Woodbridge High school. Sade’ Emoni has also performed for Harlem Week, The NY State Marathon, the WBLS stage for Circle of Sisters and many more locations. Her vocal ability always captures the ears of industry movers and shakers. Sade’ Emoni has been given opportunities based on her vocal skills and the ability to do a cover song and make it her own. Promoters are impressed with the energy and showmanship Sade’ Emoni brings to the stage. 1
Sade’ Emoni started to write poetry at an early age and now Sade’ Emoni is writing and recording her own songs. Her style is inspired by various artists like Jazmine Sullivan, Amel Larrieux, Beyonce and many more. “Beyonce inspires me with her work ethic, voice, talent and her go get-it spirit,” says Sade’ Emoni. A lot of people say they want to bring music back to its roots; they want music that says something. That’s what Sade’ Emoni has accomplished with her music.
Sade’ Emoni’s desire to live out of the box when it comes to musical projects makes her studio sessions so inspiring. She loves all genres of music and refuses to be labeled as a one genre type of artist. She is working hard and is committed to her dream.With the support of her family and since Dé One fans, we know that dream will come true.
Q & A’s with Sade’ Emoni
Who is ‘Sadé Emoni’?
Sadé Emoni is a singer, a songwriter, a performer, a vocal producer, an engineer, a boss woman advocate, good vibe pushing, fashion and music loving gal from Jerzy Jerz! She writes and performs songs as a way of expression in hopes of empowering, inspiring, motiving and connecting with those watching.
Has music always been your first career choice?
Music HAS always been a first career choice of mine. I started off singing in church at a very young age. Church helped me strengthen my ear, build my performance confidence and develop my voice. I’ve been surrounded by music and singers all of my life so once I realized I had a voice of my own I was pretty set on becoming a world known super star singer/songwriter Lol. I was younger than 10 and day dreaming/ visualizing myself on stage with a sold out crowd.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The best piece of advice I’ve ever received was to work hard and to always believe in myself. Those are the two major things that pushes me through doors today. I would find myself forgetting that this isn’t going to come easy in the past. I think having a voice from a young age made me a little more relaxed and slightly spoiled me in a sense growing up because I felt like it would come easy because singing came easy. I would show up and sing and get a good reaction from those watching and that made me feel like I was doing something. I quickly realized that it’s a lot more than just having a nice voice. I had to teach myself to get up everyday with extreme drive, dedication and excitement for what’s to come. Nothing is handed to us, God will give us a gift and it’s up to us to take it to the next level and you can only do that when you truly believe in yourself.
What do you want to be known for?
I want to be known for being one of the best in my field, being authentic, working hard, going after my dreams fearlessly and unapologetically. I want to be known for being a strong woman who encourages other women to be confident, know how dope they are, to never settle and show them that they can have any and everything they want to have in this world. I also want to be known for helping others and allowing my blessings to then become blessings for others who may be in need.
Describe the biggest obstacle you’ve had to overcome as an artist?
As an artist my biggest obstacle thus far was definitely a mix between procrastination and being distracted. Being an artist, and an independent one at that comes with a lot of responsibility. That goes for anyone who’s their own boss in any field and doesn’t have someone outside of themselves holding them accountable on the daily. So, procrastination and being distracted by either my phone, my laptop, my friends or just life in general affected me as an artist the most. I’ve had bad contracts I’ve signed but nothing has held me back more than I held myself back in the moments where I simply wasted time.
In 5 years I’m expecting to have a super duper strong fan base. My Dé Ones are literally going to be helping me kick down doors with their unwavering support. I would have a few projects that I’m extremely proud of out. I will have revealed things about my life and tapped into a level of vulnerability/transparency in my music that I haven’t tapped into yet. By this time you will have witnessed me on a world tour, multiple festival stages and multiple awards under my belt. I will be working closely with young women, I’m not sure in what way yet but I will come up with something that will involve mentoring and being a support system for young woc.
What’s your idea of success as an artist?
To me you are successful once you’re able to live a comfortable life with the income made strictly from your music. Your music can pay for your mortgage, cars, children, and your able to fully take care of yourself.
My idea of success is also connecting with people and affecting a positive change in my audience’s life. If I’ve affected a member in my audience positively, whether its gave them the courage to go after what they want or the confidence to no longer settle then I’ve done my job!
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