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, â€œThe Experienceâ€, P.D.P Presidential rally dinner 2007, Celtel Brand Unveil, â€œThe Platformâ€, 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 â€˜What The Steward Sawâ€™. She is also the sole presenter/host of a forth-coming musical magazine T.V programme called â€˜Groove Checkâ€™. 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.
Igeâ€™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 â€“ 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 â€œGolden Voiceâ€.