Born in Dallas, Texas to a singing family, N'Dambi was encouraged to sing and play piano at an early age. Her talents are multi-faceted; incorporating singing, songwriting and producing, as well as writing short stories, poetry and novels.
A sultry storyteller whose rich voice resounds the energies of past soul sisters, N'Dambi is able to evoke the spiritual essence of R&B flawlessly and readily joins the company of Jill Scott, D'Angelo and others in the movement to rekindle our relationship with 'soul music'. Her poetic lyrics, coupled with her uniquely divine vocal abilities captivate listeners into a hypnotic mantra of soulful and jazzy melodies.
To this end, N'Dambi has toured as a background vocalist for Grammy award-winning Erykah Badu and played a pivotal role in all of her recordings. She appears on Ms. Badu's platinum-selling debut album "Baduizm" and on "Erykah Badu Live" as well as the music videos "On & On", "Next Lifetime" and "Tyrone". To her recent credit, she co-wrote one track entitled "Hey Sugah" on Ms. Badu's latest release, "Mama's Gun". As accompaniment for Ms. Badu, she has also made television appearances on such shows as "MTV Unplugged", "One Life to Live", "The David Letterman Show" and BET's "Planet Groove" among others.
Aided by her recognition and accolades while performing with Ms. Badu, N'Dambi embarked on a solo career by launching her own label, Cheeky-I Productions. In 1999, she released her critically-acclaimed debut album, "Little Girl Blues" which has sold over 50,000 units to date. Her latest project, "Tunin Up & Cosignin" is a beautiful, moving and soul stirring double CD full of poetic imagery and introspective lyrics. With live instrumentation, this CD takes you first hand into the studio with N'Dambi as she and her talented band, the Dallas based production collective "Camp Wisdom", weave an eclectic potpourri ranging from gospel to country and everything in between.
N'Dambi aims to make timeless music. Music that lyrically endures the industry paradigm of one-hit commercial sensationalism. Music that successfully transitions across genres. Music of soul, heart and substance. On her next album, "A Weird Kind of Wonderful", which is slated for release sometime in early 2006, N'Dambi celebrates self-love with the same conviction and surrender exemplified in her striking photo on the cover of Marc Baptiste's "Beautiful": Pure, honest and free.