Naima Adedapo dances to Rihanna’s “umbrella” at the American Idol

By on March 27, 2011

Nigerian native and darling of the judges, Naima Adedapo took a risk and remixed Rihanna’s addictive ‘Umbrella’ with a reggae twist. And that wasn’t all, she also did something rarely seen on American Idol: She performed like an artiste on tour. It wasn’t the usual swanning around on stage singing to the audience that everybody does, she did a little choreography after her reggae rap in the middle of the song.

She has definitely upped the stakes and I feel she is already a star in her own right, and if she does not win the coveted title of American Idol 2011 somebody big  is going to sign her on to their record label: Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharell Williams…. the list goes on. Even Rihanna herself tweeted “Vote for Naima!! Rah! Rah!” after her performance on American Idol. If that isn’t endorsement, I don’t know what is!
 
I will say though that she was clearly out of breath throughout the performance and her pitch fluctuating a lot. Her attempt at singing and dancing definitely took a toll on her vocals. Nevertheless, her initiative of trying to do more in her performance was not lost on the judges. With some voice-coaching aimed at giving her more stamina to sing and dance, the rest of the contestants should be worried. naima, we are with you ALL THE WAY!

About May Iranola

My Name is Mary Iranola and I am an editor here at NollywoodSecrets. NS is a website dedicated to bringing you all the little secrets of the nollywood scene. I write from London England.

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