My songs are inspired by different experiences, people, beauty of God’s creation
Fast rising Niger Delta music act, Faith Amadi, who is well known by the stage name, Azaa the Queen of Fire, is set to region’s entertainment scene by storm.
The University of Port-Harcourt graduate of Animal and Environmental Biology is one artiste waiting to explode on the music scene. A combination of beauty, brain and brawness, Azaaa, which means ‘Powerful’ in Swahili, has been described as another Beyoncé in making.
Born February 10, 1995, Azaa’s childhood dream is to become a world-class singer. She said, “From my elementary to secondary school level I was the best singer in school. I want to win the Grammy award, carve my name in the sands of time, and perform with other world-class singers on the same stage.”
“My music is inspired by different experiences, environment, people, the beauty of God’s creation, and everything in life but mostly my life experiences,” she added.
Growing up, music and arts has been her companion as she faced a lot of challenges. “I was molested a lot as a kid growing up and it got me depressed. I attempted suicide more than four times because I just didn’t think I had a reason to live. That was really a tough time in my life. In Nigeria we don’t really understand depression.
“After the fourth suicide attempt, a friend of mine recognized that I actually needed therapy, I needed physical help, so she recommended me to the doctors without borders, where therapy is free for rape victims. The therapy took time but I was able to get healed and become the second version of me that I am right now to chase my dreams,” she stated.
She continues: “the second challenge was when I ran away from home at the age of 18 because I felt my dad didn’t understand me, so I wanted to go start a new life for myself.
“It was a tough period and I had a short period of amnesia caused by trauma but I am glad for that decision right now even though I also think it was an unnecessary mistake and I won’t encourage youths out there to venture into that because it exposed me to a whole lot of danger, I had to do a whole lot of things to survive.”