Motivated to live out her dreams by any means necessary and help dreams in others become a reality, Ideeyah was also inspired by a dream of her own for her stage moniker. Ideeyah (pronounced ‘idea’) is a Detroit born and bred songstress, songwriter, performer and vessel of healing through her electrifying vocals. The young age of six is when the talented artist started honing her musical ability and it has been an ever-evolving journey since then.
Defining her style as “electronic soul”, influenced by house, soul and funk, you can find Ideeyah zoning out to a plethora of genres from Alice Coltrane to Zap Mama. Her on-stage presence captures attention and easily turns spectators into believers as she exudes an aura of love from her microphone into the amplifiers. Ideeyah’s craft has garnered her mass appeal from her peers in the music world- summoned upon to perform alongside the likes of Jessica Care Moore, Monica Blaire, Joi, Erykah Badu, Norma Jean Bell, Divinity Roxx, Christopher Williams, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Dwele, Theo Parrish, Waajeed, Zo!, Carmen Rodgers, The Foreign Exchange, & Amp Fiddler. She is currently the head mistress of the mic for Collective Peace. Black Women Rock also rests on her musical resume, having been part of the women-only musical showcase since 2010.
There comes a point in every artist’s life where the rubber meets the road and you have to embrace your calling and face the future with no certainty except the fact that there is something in you that must come out and you have to impart on the world. With her full length album entitled BRAVE (released in June 2017), listeners get an experience of Ideeyah embodying the sound of honesty, soul & inspiration.