“Kadija Kamara has soul” CLASH
"Kadija Kamara is set for big things this year" - Indie Shuffle
“Cinematic Funky … it's hard to ignore” EARMILK
“a funkier version of St. Vincent or a younger version of Lenny Kravitz” - The Revue
“inspiring personality - matching her soulful music” - Female First
“infectious singing and harmonies” - MTV Wrap-Up
“luscious powerful vocals” - Get In Her Ears
“Smooth, sultry vocals” - Girls Underground Music
Based in London, Kadija Kamara is a singer songwriter who best describes her sound as ‘Alt Soul’. With a love of 60’s and 70’s analogue sounds, Kadija combines her affinity for retro soul music with a host of modern influences.
To date, some of her major accomplishments include being awarded funding for her Artist Development Programme by PRS for Music. Collaborations with the likes of Joey Negro, Zed Bias, plus many more. Writing with Artists such as Joan Thiele, which successfully led to a Sync deal under the fashion powerhouse Fendi, to backing vocals for Zara McFarlane on ...Later With Jools Holland. Kadija has released music Independently and under various labels, including Z Records, Defected and Soul Heaven among others.
In 2018, Kadija released her long-awaited EP Nothing Left To Lose, with a diverse set of songs showcasing her broad, emotional range and tinderbox potential. Having had the stunning ‘Eyes On You’ selected by readers for Tom Robinson’s Fresh On The Net’ in 2018. Praise also followed from the likes of CLASH, Indie Shuffle, The Revue, EARMILK, Get In Her Ears and Hype Machine to name a few. 1 of 7 Artists selected to perform at Tramlines TEN via the apply to play process in 2018, her stunning performance grabbed the attention of the BBC Introducing team in Sheffield. This led to a great review and recommendation on the local show, singing praises of her music and performance.
In late 2016, Kadija curated a night called ‘LADY’, which showcases leading female musicians in the underground and commercial music scenes. She currently still holds a residency at the popular London music venue 'The Finsbury', with label/promoters 'Lost In The Manor'. With many successful events under the LADY Live Events umbrella, a major highlight was it’s 1st LADY Festival at POP Brixton in 2017. With great accomplishments under her belt, Kadija is ready to bring great new music to the table this 2019.
Kadija wrote the song 'Polite' with Joan Thiele, which landed a sync deal with Fashion label Fendi Feb 2018
Music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5scUQ32baDg
Tramlines TEN BBC Introducing Review https://www.facebook.com/kadijakamaramusic/videos/10155952441999671/
Nothing Left To Lose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBOsO4nEeKQ