Life has been about singing for Ifechukwu Mercy Michael professionally known as Ifé. She was born in a family where singing was the norm. Ifé at the age of ten (10) years joined the chorus of traditional music that engulfed her household. Her father and mother were professional Singers who recorded three (3) albums at their peak.
Ifé attended the prestigious Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Awka Nigeria where she studied and graduated with a degree in Music and Performing Arts. While a Student, Ifé picked up playing Igbo traditional thumb piano, guitar, piano, and other percussion instruments.
The Multi-talented Nigerian-born Singer, Songwriter, whose state of origin is Anambra (Umuawulu, Awka South LGA), centers her music on African culture and Heritage and advocacy for the girl-child, women, and mother tongue. This motivates her to research traditional Igbo folk songs and recycle them into the Afro-Soul genre, Alternative Highlife, and Pop idioms. The results are compelling, and a futuristic adventure for new sounds in music. With over four (4) years of experience as a professional artist, her Music journey remains adventurous as she also explores different sounds. Her discography is above twelve (12) away from features from other artists.
Ifé represents many African souls seeking to journey home, seeking to have a feel of the African ideals and to represent these ideals. It takes calling to discern such a journey, courage to begin it, and tenacity to remain undeterred. She is set to journey almost forever on that path she is convinced that leads home.
More so, Ifé contributes in her measures to the growth of modern African music and musicianship. With performances at Mondial Music for women Festival 2021 in Abidjan, Black History Concert 2021 in Lagos, Nigeria, and Festival Music for women in Montreal, Canada (virtual concert) held in 2020, It is safe therefore to say that truly, Ifé represents the hope in Igbo cultural Renaissance and a force in the promotion of Igbo and African culture. She has also headlined her own concerts and a host of others.
Ifé is a volunteer with the African Union/Center for Girls and Women Education in Africa on their #AfricaEducatesHer Campaign. She stands in solidarity using her music and artistry to Campaign for education for the girl-child in Africa and the fight against early girl-child marriage.
Ifé is part of the team that came together all over Africa on the project theme “Culture as a tool for healing” This is a Community and National Outreach initiative that kicked off in South Africa. It is targeted at everyone that has lost a loved one, their job, or anything they hold dear due to CoronaVirus. This is a journey to initiate the healing process through music, Performing Arts, and Poetry.
You can find Ifé on social media through the following handles; Twitter/Instagram: @ife_musiq Facebook: @ifemusiq. YouTube: Ifé Musiq
Management Phone contacts: +2348063305524, +2349024731872.
Email: [email protected]