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