A Nigerian- American Avant-garde World music Recording Artist, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Dancer, Choreographer, Creative Director, Producer, Artist Developer, Stage and Vocal performance coach.

Originally from Dallas, Texas, JA'DAKU is 1st generation Nigerian- American. After graduating from Texas Woman's University, she moved to New York and Los Angeles to work and train professionally for more than 10 years. Dance: Broadway Dance Center NYC, Sue Samuels, Steps NYC, Debbie Reynolds Legacy Studios Los Angeles and Powerhouse of Dance Dallas. Singing: Dr. Katherine Noone, Broadway’s Joan Barber and Oscar Williams, Executive Director of Music and Fine Arts at The Potter’s House. Currently, JA’DAKU sings in The Potter’s House Choir as an Alto. Theatre: John Gould Rubin, Lisa Renee Pitts from Straight Outta ComptonCynthia Martino from Martin, Friends and Criminal minds and Ayoka Lawson, Artistic Director of Arts & Music at The Potter’s House. Currently JA’DAKU acts in The Potter’s House Theatre Ministry. On Camera Acting: Tasha Smith from Tyler Perry’s “Why did I get married?” and Fox series “Empire” of Tasha Smith Actors Workshop and Theresa Bell of T Bell Studio in Dallas.

JA’DAKU is represented for Commercial Acting and Print. SAG-AFTRA (e)| AEA | Vocal Range: F3-F#5 | Mezzo Soprano/Alto Strong Belt

JA'DAKU was ranked #1 on ReverbNation on the R&B- Soul Dallas Charts for several weeks. She is an actor on Washed series streaming on Amazon Prime. She performed in the BET Artist Weekend Showcase at Catch One in Los Angeles, All American girls on Off Broadway and “Supreme Tartuffe” Off Broadway with the Tony award winner Andre’ De Shields and “Love Boat” Ted Lange in New York, Broadway Dreamgirls Japan Tour, the Main stage of House of Blues Dallas, Sundown at Granada, performed at her residency at Louie Louie's Piano bar, Prophet Bar to singing in JC Penneys National Commercials.

BET Weekend Artist Showcase

JA'DAKU was named a "Household name" on 97.9 The Beat radio station with Jazze and was featured in The Dallas Observer as a "New Badass artist" and Voyage Dallas online Interview. She was also a Soloist for the Two-time Emmy award winning televised Aretha Franklin tribute concert directed by Curtis King with The Black Academy of Arts & Letters at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center singing "Young, Gifted and Black". Recently, JA’DAKU is a vocalist with The Grammy award winning T. D. Jake’s Potter’s House Choir for the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) , an international Christian-based broadcast television network and the world's largest religious television network with the David and Nicole Binion group for the New Live album recording and television special called “Praise - A Dwell Christmas” which will be available on ITunes and A night of Compassion with multi Grammy award winner Anthony Hamilton and Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

David and Nicole Binion of TBN
Nicole Binion (TBN) & JA’DAKU
JA’DAKU singing in A night of Compassion with multi Grammy award winner Anthony Hamilton,Grammy award winning Potter’s House Choir and Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

JA’DAKU has shared stages and performed with T Pain, Kelis, Solange, Yvonne Orgi (HBO, Insecure) Ted Lange ( Love Boat), Andre' De Sheilds (Tony Award Winner), Anthony Hamilton, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Melonie Fiona, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Curtis King Jr. from The Black Arts and Letters. Nigerian International Artists: Flavour, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Iyana, Phyno Fino, Fally Ipupa, Teddy A, 2 Face Idibia and choreographers Kaffy Oluwatoyin Shafau and Jaeblaze.

Click link for the full Voyage interview: http://voyagedallas.com/interview/meet-jadaku-jadaku-mesquite/
Dallas Observer

JA’DAKU’s Team

Music industry exec Qadree El-Amin

JA'DAKU managers are Quincy Smith and Music industry exec Qadree El-Amin, who has managed stars such as Michael Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Janet JacksonThe Braxton’s, Mya, Boyz ll Men, Deborah Cox, Keke Wyatt and Brownstone. JA’DAKU has worked with Grammy award winning producers: Hal Fitzgerald mixing engineer, Chris Gehringer master engineer, Jamar Jones, J. Win and Supakuma of Interscope Records. Stacey Oluchi Scott of Stacey Oluchi Photography is JA’DAKU’s personal photographer. JA’DAKU is currently working with Producer Phazz of Phazzanation and Grammy Award winning Producer Manuel Seal, Jr. who produced Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Usher, TLC, Aretha Franklin, Xscape, Mary J. Blige, Tamia and Destiny’s Child, and Eddie Berkeley Music Producer of NeXt.

“The Vine” EP

JA’DAKU 1st Debut Solo EP called "The Vine", is sultry and has melodic melodies infused with World musicSoul, Pop, EDM, Afro Beat, R&B and Broadway influences. "The Vine" Surges with emotion , fusing an urban sound with cool Jazz backing and icier vocals. It's Electrifying. Bold. Avant- Garde.

JA' DAKU's Solo Project "The Vine" EP is on all Music Steaming platforms.

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Music Videos

JA’DAKU -Falling For You (Official video)

Photographer: Cy Davison of Beyond Reach Media

Genres: World music, Soul, Pop, EDM, Euro, Futuristic electronica, Electro pop, Afro Beat, R&B, Broadway influences | Singer- Songwriter & Producer

Photographer: Stacey Oluchi Photography

Influences: Sade, Tiwa Savage, J LO, Janet Jackson, Rihanna, Diana Ross, Paula Abdul, Grace Jones, Madonna, Tina Turner, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga and Brandy.

House of Blues Dallas | Photographer: James Curtis Jr.

Event Types: Concerts, Music Art Festivals, Broadway, Television, Film & Movies, Commercial TV Ads, Weddings, Receptions, Corporate Events, Fundraisers, Cocktail Parties, Private Parties, Private Events & Holiday Parties.

JA’DAKU Body of Work

Sundance Film Festival winner 2013 Starring: Danai Gurira of Black Panther
Mother of George Bridesmaid cast with Yaya DaCosta from Top Model Cycle 3
Romantic Couple Dancer
Nanny Episode 18 Season 13
Mark Ruffalo
Halloween 3D Special Zombie Dancer

Washed Series on Amazon Prime

Acting & Commercial Reel

Dreamgirls Japan Tour Interview

Broadwayworld.com -Dreamgirls
2 Face Idibia & T Pain | Afrimma Awards 2014 | Eisemman Center | Principal Dancer

Afrimma awards Nigerian International Artists: Flavour, Davido, Diamond Platnumz, Iyana, Phyno Fino, Fally Ipupa, Teddy A, 2 Face Idibia and choreographer Kaffy Oluwatoyin Shafau and assistant choreographer Jennifer Akabue (JA’DAKU).

“Supreme Tartuffe” Off Broadway Tony award winner Andre’ De Shields and “Love Boat” Ted Lange
Choreographed by Jennifer Akabue (JA’DAKU) for the 1st Gen. project with HBO “Insecure” Yvonne Orgi and Emmy award winner & Producer Erin Cherry.
Cast of 1st Gen. project with HBO “Insecure” Yvonne Orgi and produced by Emmy Award winner Erin Cherry.

Breach ft. Kellis-The Key (Dancer)

Hairspray Regional Tour
Hairspray review
Dart Transit Ad on Billboard & on “American way” magazine
Two Wives: Nollywood II, 2010 | Artist: Mickalene Thomas | HK Art Advisory + Projects New York | Portrait displayed at RocNation Label Headquarters NYC

Radio Station Interview

97.9 The Beat radio Interview with Jazze
I AM Royalty radio with Hollywood Hernandez and ShaVonda with a V interview


" JA'DAKU is ranked #1 on the R&B - Soul Charts in Dallas,Texas." - ReverbNation

"Beats By Her is your chance to see "Badass" Up-And-Coming Female Artists." Article by - Allie Norado / The Dallas Observer

" JA'DAKU is going to be a Household name!" - 97.9 The Beat Radio with Jazze

"Love her music! Sexy and soulful!" - I Am Royalty Radio with Hollywood

"She is a Force on Stage! Gorgeous sound. From the choreography to the costumes she is Fierce. She embodies the songs and tells the story so effectively!" - Dr. Allison Stanford, Fulbright U.S. Scholar 2018-2019 to the Conservatorio Plurinacional de Música de Bolivia

The “IT” Factor

Artist Development, Wardrobe, Makeup and Hair

The “IT” Factor is an Industry Artist Development company by Jennifer Akabue. She offers Creative Directing, Choreography, Vocal, Stage Coaching, a Hair and Makeup, Costume and Set design, Songwriting & Music video Storyboard and directing. We also have Our “IT” Factor Mentorship program for beginner Artists wanting to enter into the industry of Acting and Singing. Open for all ages. Serious Artists only. Make your Dream become a Reality!

Call now to book a consultation! 972.898.4597

Artist Development Client Reviews

JA'DAKU'S STUDENT: "JA'DAKU helps me with my original songs and to become confident in myself. I want to be an Artist and she is helping me with singing, stage performance and artist development. I'm thankful to have her in my life."- Carrigan ,15

JA'DAKU'S STUDENT: "JA'DAKU is the type of dance, singing and dancing coach that you want. She uses an intuitive and instinctive approach to bring out the very best in an artist, and she is gifted with powerful performance technique. She worked me as a recording artist as well as my girl group to direct, choreograph and create an entire concert. The show included theatrical skits, singing and dancing, which JA'DAKU elevated. It was a great success, and we could not have done it without her!" - Deborah Jane (Hip Hop Recording Artist)

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"Thank you God , my family, my team and J'adore fans for your support and for following my journey." - JA'DAKU

The Vine and the Branches

John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

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