N'dambi

N'dambi

A sultry, soulful storyteller whose rich voice resounds the energies of past soul sisters, Chonita Gilbert (who later adopted the pseudonym N'Dambi meaning "most beautiful") is able to evoke the spiritual essence of R&B flawlessly.  Her poetic lyrics, coupled with her uniquely divine vocal abilities captivates listeners and places them into a hypnotic mantra beyond physical control.  N'Dambi's soulful, jazzy melodies make her originally penned compositions come to life. Born in Dallas, Texas to a singing family, N'Dambi was encouraged to sing and play piano at an early age.  Her talents are multi-faceted; incorporating singing, songwriting and producing, as well as writing short stories, poetry and novels. You have seen her in music videos such as "On & On," "Next Lifetime," "Tyrone," "Bag Lady," as well as MTV Unplugged, One Life to Live, The David Letterman Show, to name a few. N'Dambi and Badu met over a decade ago in Dallas, Texas and agreed that whomever acquired a record deal would help the other get their career off the ground. As fate had it, Badu was signed to Kedar/Universal and N'Dambi became known as the background singer with the huge Afro on Baduizm and Erykah Badu's Live Album, particularly when she captured audiences during a solo on the song "Next Lifetime.