How Nola Ade’s Stella Performance at Black Women’s Expo Blew the Crowd

Nola Adé
Nola Adé

By Chicago Crusader

Just days after announcing the release of her new single, Nola Ade mesmerized the crowd at the Black Women’s Expo on Saturday, April 13th, Nola strutted onto the main stage and immediately commanding the eager audience’s attention with her hit single, Good Feelin’.

Nola demonstrated true star quality throughout her performance which began with a cover to Jazmine Sullivan’s ‘Need You Bad’ and sent the crowd in a frenzy. Nola is often compared to the likes of Erykah Badu, Vivian Greene, and India Arie. The artist’s sister, Bola, supported her with backup vocals – a clear indication that this talent runs in the family

Nola’s performance was lit- evidenced by full engagement from the audience swaying to her music and even singing out the lyrics of the Need You Bad. Following the performance, she posted on her Instagram page, ‘The Black Women’s expo was an experience.’ And those of us who were wooed by her performance can attest to that.

Nola is no stranger to performing at Chicago events. This ‘daughter of the soil’ burst onto the music scene in 2015 opening for national recording artists like Bilal and Avery Sunshine and had a spot performing on the Lexus Versus and Flow stage at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show.   By the following year, she released her debut EP, The Love Dance which was followed up by the release of the single, Good Feelin’ in November 2017. And there is no stopping this singer/songwriter. She is already gearing up to release another single dubbed ‘Over’ in June.

Nola’s performance at Black Women’s Expo was an opportunity provided courtesy of Chicago Crusader. Nola will again take to the stage on April 18 with the opening set for Jesse Boykins lll at the Promontory, 5311 South Lake Park Avenue West, Chicago, IL. She is tipped to give the audience a taste of her sensational new single ‘Good to You’ which is scheduled to be officially released this Friday, April 19th.

Nola will be releasing ‘Good to You’ following a year-long sabbatical from releasing new music. When she announced to her fans on social media about her upcoming new single, she said that it was well worth the wait. ‘Good to You’ is a must-have single for those who appreciate, uplifting, sensuous and soulful music. Inspired by her own fear to be vulnerable, Nola penned the lyrics to the song which encourages listeners to release the fear of being vulnerable so we all can be good to each other. www.nolaade.com IG: Nolaade

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Crusader.

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