Vancouver BC, Canada: When Canadian born MC Ndidi Cascade started rapping over 15 years ago, her dream was to inspire the youth. Raised by her Italian-Irish Canadian mother and Nigerian father, Cascade had realized a passion for children and has since taught music at an elementary school in Vancouver, Canada for almost 8 years now. “I love working with kids. They are the future.”
Her latest Single, “Affirmative” and ‘dance’ music video comes after years of keeping two feet on the ground, avoiding any excessive limelight. “I’d refused to sign any record deals at the time for fear of fame and exploitation by labels,” says Ndidi. “I always had lots of written and recorded material which I’ve played across Canada for years now. I have a name,. I simply never took the publishing or video release side of things as seriously throughout my career, but we are in 2016 now, and I feel a need to share a message.”
It was not until Ndidi encountered an also Vancouver based OLUWA TONI who was born in Nigeria, that things took a new turn. “Toni, feels I’m too talented to not pursue a music career internationally; his sentiments reflecting a common encouragement within my community circle. We later decided to collaborate and launch a re-launch which has worked very well.”
About NDIDI CASCADE
Ndidi Cascade, who is of Nigerian-Italian-Irish-Canadia n heritage, is a Vancouver born and based hip hop vocalist. She is also a songwriter, educator and program facilitator. Ndidi has showcased her music across North America and internationally – from classrooms to stadiums. Her music has been featured on Much Music and MTV Canada. She has also shared the stage with talents such as Femi Kuti, Digable Planets, The Mad Professor, De La Soul, K-OS and K’naan. Ndidi Cascade facilitates workshops that use hip hop, spoken word and dance as a medium for healthy self-expression. Her music has been described as an inspiring and conscious sound for all ages.
Watch New “Affirmative” Music Video by Ndidi Cascade Now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Em63NwmIU&spfreload=5