We had the good fortune of connecting with Adaora and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Adaora, do you have any habits that you feel contribute to your effectiveness?
A few habits I felt have helped me succeed would be: thinking out of the box and taking risks, challenging myself to learn something new often, and taking losses as learning experiences instead of negativity! I feel like in life, in order to succeed you can not be stagnant or too comfortable. That is why, learning something new or trying something you are not used to can really elevate and help you grow! And when you might not accomplish that activity to the best of your ability, don’t take it as failure, but instead a building block that’s molding you for your future success.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When it comes to my art, I like to express myself authentically and unapologetically. Sometimes I like to make music for fun, and just sing about silly topics on groovy beats, but also, sometimes I like to switch-up and sing about life experiences, or things I want my audience to connect to. With music, sometimes it’s okay to be selfish. Your music is what you want others to listen to and digest! You shouldn’t switch up your sound to fit in with the masses or what’s popular. That’s what I take pride in. I like making music that I can put my entire effort to, and look back proudly knowing my music is a reflection of who I am. Although I am relatively new to the music scene, my greatest accomplish so far would be having my first show! It was a surreal experience because it proved to be the first step in following my dreams, and showed that with determination and persistency, nothing is out of one’s reach.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite spots in the city would be going thrifting and getting a bite to eat. You know, a girl loves to shop! But of course, while being sustainable and eco-friendly. As for favorite food spots, depending on the mood, I’d say sushi, can’t go wrong with that! Lastly, for nighttime activities, I would take my friend to a Burna Boy concert, just to enjoy and have major vibes throughout the rest of the night!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to give a shoutout to God, who created me uniquely and diversely, and has guided me throughout my life. Secondly, I would like to give a shoutout to my family who have been my comfort and rock throughout my critical periods of young age. Lastly, I would like to give a shoutout to everyone I have crossed paths with in life, because it was for a reason that led me to where I am today.

Website: https://www.auraofadaora.xyz/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/msdaora

Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCcDyyUlcO4BnFSm0_0qkJ_A

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