Nadirah Shakoor - is a Grammy nominated artist, a recipient of the MTV Video award, and the 2005 Artist For A Better World Humanitarian award.
Most people know Nadirah Shakoor as the lead female vocalist of the ground breaking hip hop group Arrested Development which she joined in 1992 and remained with until the group disbanded in 1995. Her credits include albums by Quincy Jones, Madonna, Angela Bofill, Phillip Bailey, Speech, Jody Watley, Jermaine Jackson, Ralph MacDonald, and Jimmy Buffett, just to name a few.
Nadirah is a seasoned professional who has performed for thousands at large concert events such as Lalapalooza, Womad and Woodstock II. In more intimate performances her voice and stage presence have been described as no less than captivating. As a songwriter as well, her song Purpose to Be was featured in the film At First Sight starring Val Kilmer and she collaborated with Speech and other producers on her debut CD Soul Power released on Toshiba-EMI Japan. Her songs Pride and Tree of Life have been used nationally as event Themes.
Nadirah has been collaborating with her long time friend, renowned producer Osunlade, in the House Music genre. Their songs Tree of Life, Pride, and U Touched My Soul are quickly becoming House classics. The latest offering Just A Breath Away released in April 2005, is already on its third pressing.
Along the way Nadirah wrote, co-produced and performed the song The Winds of Karma for Motown's hip hop compilation State of Emergency.
She released her debut CD Soul Power on Toshiba EMI, Japan, and independently released her second and third CDs Nadirah Songs and Obsessed With Peace, vol. I
Now available for purchase on Amazon.com a CD and DVD of Jimmy Buffett's concert at Boston's Fenway Park. Nadirah opens the second half of the show covering Aretha Franklin's "Respect". See Reviews; Billboard.Biz 09/13/2004 and Hollywood Reporter.
NadirahSongs is a compilation of songs written and recorded by Nadirah Shakoor with various producers. NadirahSongs encompasses several musical genres including R&B, Pop, Hip Hop, and Drum & Bass.
NadirahSongs showcases the versatility of Ms. Shakoor as a singer and songwriter.
Nadirah's lyrics are socially and spiritually conscious and uplifting, as she firmly believes that "artists must use their talents to help change the world" for the better.
Please visit her website http://www.Nadirah.com for video and audio samples, electronic press release and CD purchases.
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