||Nadirah was born in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Los Angeles at the age of seven. When she was six years old, she said to her mother, “I’m going to be like Diana Ross!” She’s been singing ever since.
She grew up around music. Her father sang, played guitar and trumpet. He was always very supportive and encouraged her to pursue her dreams. L.A. was a great place for an aspiring singer. She worked hard and soon found herself singing background on records and tours. She’s toured and/or recorded with Janet Jackson, Madonna, Paula Abdul, Phyllis Hyman, Al Jarreau, Quincy Jones, Howard Hewitt, among others.
In 1992, she was a member of the Hip Hop group, Arrested Development, who won a Grammy for best new artist the next year. She joined Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band during the 1995 Domino College tour.
Her debut CD “Soul Power” was produced by Speech, and her next two projects, “Nadirah Songs” and “Obsessed With Peace Vol. I” were released independently.