Biography – Who Is Elishema?

elishema_headshot1Elishema born and raised on the south side of Chicago is an 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 Mariah Carey meets Beyonce with a tasteful twist of Rihanna. As a songwriter Elishema aims to inject wisdom, love and gratitude into the themes of her songs which she labels “Music For 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. In 2011 she released her debut album “New Beginnings” under her family’s 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 her single “Oh Yeah.”

As a performer, Elishema has opened for the legendary music group the Chi-Lites on several occasions, and most recently Kelly Price, Chaka Khan, Frankie Beverly & Maze, and shared the stage with chart-topping artist Jazz from Dru Hill, K Jon and Noel Gourdin only to name a few. She also received praise from Kool & The Gang after performing a special tribute for them during their visit in Chicago. Being a well-rounded entertainer she has performed at various colleges, university, and festivals, as well as toured internationally.

As of Fall 2016 Elishema is preparing the release of her highly anticipated sophomore Hip-Hop influenced souful R&B album “Break A Sweat For Me.”



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2016 Awards

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



Live Shows

Show Date Page

Input List/Stage Plot


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Elishema Band Input List

Booking Info

Now accepting bookings for 2016! To book Elishema for an event, concert, college/university, or festival, please feel free to contact us with any inquiries.

Arizingstar Entertainment
Larry Mannie – Manager
773-517-2537 | 312 473-0055


Book Elishema by clicking the button below. Select the date and time for your venue/facility event, and provide a few details about the space allotted for the performance in the special details section of the form, then hit the submit button. We will reply back within 24 hours to confirm whether she is available for that date and time.

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