Dupe Ige Kachi, who is popularly called IGE (pronounced ee-gay), is an all-round performer. She has been singing since she was seven years old. Born into a family of lovers of the arts, she has always appreciated all forms of music and dance, from classical to jazz and R&B.
She honed her art in the several singing groups and choirs of the various churches that she attended as the child of a clergyman which include Laz Ekwueme Chorale, Steve Rhodes Voices, Chosen Treasure Choir (HOTR), Covenant Christian Centre Choir, MUSON, and several Anglican Church choirs. Even though she studied electrical/electronics engineering at the University of Lagos, the arts have been a part of her everyday life.
She has acted in a number of stage plays, and graced a number of concert stages like the Calabar Carnival 2005-2007, TOTAL 50th anniversary celebrations, “The Experience”, P.D.P Presidential rally dinner 2007, Celtel Brand Unveil, “The Platform”, Nigeria Stock Exchange Awards, The African-American concert and several MUSON classical concerts. She was an active member of the defunct neo-africanist theatre group called Rhythm of the Black Man, and she was one of the main actors in a stage play called ‘What The Steward Saw’. She is also the sole presenter/host of a forth-coming musical magazine T.V programme called ‘Groove Check’. She has written and performed several MTN jingles and songs and is a proud holder of MUSON certificates in voice, piano and theory of music, and is the vocal coach of MTN Project Fame West Africa.
Ige’s singing style could be described as soulful Rhythm and Blues with an eclectic blend of classical music, jazz and new-school flavor. She has worked with a number of artistes like Sammy Okposo, Provabs, JC Qrew, Cobhams, Yinka Davis, Rhymzo and Sunny Neji, just to mention a few. Her name – Ige, stands for a message of hope to all. Her uniquely distinctive velvety voice serenades your soul, granting you an inevitable savoury experience. Little wonder her admirers call her “Golden Voice”.