Elishema is a Chicago based R&B/Soul singer, songwriter, producer, and dancer known for her inspirational lyrics and stunning stage presence. Her influences include Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, Patti Labelle, and Brandy to name a few. Her sound and persona can best be described as a Lauryn Hill meets Beyonce with a tasteful twist of Rihanna. And as a songwriter she aims to inject wisdom, love and gratitude into the themes of her songs which she labels “music of empowerment.”

She officially blasted onto the music scene with her 2010 Jazzy R&B single “Sophisticated Man” which was well received by both internet and specialty commercial radio and praised by fans worldwide. And in 2011 she released her debut album “New Beginnings” under her own indie label Inway Records.

Since then Elishema has continued to grow and conserve her fan base through live performances and the releasing of new music that now includes the latest single from her collection, “Your Love.” This song is a sincere emotional R&B ballad, in which she acknowledges the wonderful miracle’s in her life, and then pays homage to the magnificent one that makes them possible.

While currently working on her second album with numerous collaborative projects in the works, Elishema will continue to perform any and everywhere her presence is welcomed from conventional music venues, house concerts, fundraisers, apartment complexes, and even street festivals, cause music runs deep within her soul and inspiring the world through song is– her goal!

2016 Awards

City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events 2016 Individual Artists Program (IAP) grant recipient




    1. Hey Emory, thank you so much, it was such an honor for me to open up for the Chi-Lites. I had fun 🙂 and i am glad to know you loved it. I am in the process of setting up some more performances, I will stay in touch and let you know when I have another show lined up. It should be very soon. But thanks again, i truly appreciate you reaching out to me. Wishing you all the best!!!


  1. Hey Elishema, i’m Xu from Paris, France, i’m a big fan of Donny Hathaway and i just want to say how groovy is your rendition of “the Ghetto” !

    Wish you the best, keep on !
    Hope to see you soon in Paris ! ; ) Xu

    ps : out of curiosity, what are the lyrics you wrote on ?

    1. Thank you so much Xu for your feedback, i very much appreciate your support. I would love to bring my tour to Paris, I am working on that, I will keep in touch with you and let you know when i am headed your way, if that’s alright with you. Also i will send you the lyrics to my rendition of “The Ghetto” shortly. Wishing you all the best as well. Thank you again:) Elishema

  2. It is the least one can do, talented artists are rare and too often unknown !
    Please, keep me informed when your band will be on tour in Paris !

    All the best, Xu

    ps : thanks for the lyrics, i’m waiting for them impatiently 🙂

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