...And The Bass Is Queen.: Lindsey Abudei's Gift To The World.



I met Lindsey Abudei at an Art Omi event—or in their words, a "world music avant-garde celebration." And avant-garde it was: a dozen musicians of all types and walks of life, having met but a few days prior, names being picked from a hat by audience members, made to create a musical piece on the spot. Located quite fittingly at the Basilica in Hudson, New York, a 19th century factory turned arts and performance venue, the "guerrilla improvisations" were nothing short of impressive, and Lindsey Abudei's strong and smooth vocals made the difference every time. Abudei's voice carries warmth and intensity, longing and an irresistible charm in every breath.


Saturday Morning Serial: Art Omi Music Fellows Concert in the Fields (audio)

-Wave Farm/WGXC, New York.

Concert in the Fields. Concluding performance by 2017 Art Omi: Music fellows in residence, recorded live at Art Omi International Arts Center on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Participating artists included Lindsey Abudei (Nigeria), Tom Arthurs (UK/Berlin), Yuan-Chen Li (Taiwan/USA), Stephen Cohen (USA), Farzin Dehghan (Iran), Hassan Estakhrian (USA), Ailís Ní Ríain (Ireland, Unlimit Art Fellow), Alberto Novello (Italy), Efraín Rozas (Peru/USA), Jeremy Rose (Australia, Australian Arts Council Fellow), and Silvia Sauer (Germany), along with Alumnus-in-Residence Ron Warren (USA) and Director Jeffrey Lependorf (USA).


Lindsey Abudei- ...And The Bass Is Queen.

-Music In Africa.

Lindsey Abudei can sing. Lindsey Abudei can write a song. In the Nigerian music scene, those two qualities are too radical for a single artist. The album that confirms both statements is named …And the Bass is Queen. It is Miss Abudei’s debut album, and is possibly the very best album released by a Nigerian in 2016.


Discover: Lindsey Abudei, The Neo-Soul Singer With The Hypnotic Voice

- Konbini Nigeria

Neo-soul singer, Lindsey Abudei, has one of those soft, unshowy voices that typically goes unappreciated in the Nigerian music scene – which probably explains why she didn't last too long on the third season of Project Fame West Africa.

Thankfully, being booted off the show didn't stop Lindsey from chasing her dreams. She continued performing, going from a brief stint in a jazz band to lending her velvety voice to various projects – like M.I's "Jehovah" and Jesse Jagz's "This Jagged Life".

Here is YNaija's 2018 New Establishment List. 

- Alithnayn Abdulkareem. 

15. Lindsey Abudei(Musician) 

Not many musicians can tell you it took them a year to record an album, let alone three.  This is some measure of the perfectionism that is both the asset and hindrance to Ms. Abudei and has come to define her career as a musician. Since Abudei released her debut LP ‘...And The Bass Is Queen.’ she has joined the ranks of the country’s best vocalists and has garnered a dedicated following who actively support her sound.

Meet The Participants of 2018 Red Bull Music Academy's 20th Anniversary Edition.

Get to know the 61 music-makers from 37 countries that will be attending RBMA 2018 in Berlin. 

-Red Bull Music Academy. (March 20, 2018.)

Lindsey Abudei

-Lagos, Nigeria. 

As a baby in Jos, Nigeria, Lindsey Abudei was lulled to sleep by music on the radio. It was no surprise then, when she learned to sing by ear. Her parents poured their diverse musical tastes – Roberta Flack and the Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder and Sarah McLachlan – into their daughter’s eager, outstretched ears, and Abudei eventually shaped the influences into her own sound, neo-soul flecked with acoustic guitar riffs. 

Why We Love Lindsey Abudei. 

- Ibiene Bidiaque. 

Hailing from JosLindsey Abudei is a songstress with a pure voice. Lindsey sounds like a cross between Adele and Nina Simone; her voice hits your skin and melts into it.

Red Bull Music Festival Berlin Announces 2018 Lineup. 

Variety Staff

October 01: Spectral Science

Abudei, Astro Children, Kate NV, Mira Aasma, OG LULLABIES, Sneaks @ Monarch

An intimate live show with synth futurist and RBMA alumna Kate NV and Academy participants.