Eli, a singer-songwriter and self-termed “fusion” R&B recording artist, from the Addor community in Moore County, just won an award from Fayetteville based world-wide radio show, Da Stage Radio for Best Singer. The event took place at 2/6 Studio located in downtown Fayetteville.
Eli’s manager, Mary Grace, was contacted about the nomination for the award. Da Stage Radio was created May of 2018 by Shamel “Beasty” Lewis. The radio show’s mission is to be a bridge for independent artists, to be a platform, so they can be heard where they might have not otherwise been. The award show’s mission is “to highlight artists who are really making moves and working their brand,” says co-host of the show, Nikki.
Eli’s music was found by and put into rotation by Nikki who says, “Listeners often request #Hustle and Wavy,” which are both produced by AyeKPlayDat. The amount of requests for her music made the songs stand out, and she became a nominee for the award show.
Voting opened for the listeners to decide who would win the awards, and soon after, Eli did a phone interview with the radio show as a part of their “Get To Know The Nominees Week” segment.
Following the interview, Eli’s management was asked if Eli could perform. She is currently filming a TV show in Atlanta as one of the lead characters, so she could not be there in person. But the radio show was able to get the proper equipment, so she could perform via long distance.
The evening of the award show, Eli was represented by her manager.
“I didn’t really know what to expect, I was just happy to be nominated, especially in J. Cole’s city. Fayetteville has been showing me some love, this was around the time my song, “I Am Eli” was selected and blessed by Coco Filipina to be on her show, “The Culture” of Hot 97.9 too! I was bummed I couldn’t make the award show, but happy I was able to perform virtually. Later that evening, while I was on set, Mary called me and exclaimed, “YOU WON!” Thank you again to everyone who was a part of making this happen, it definitely means a lot to me”, says Eli.
Stay tuned as Eli will be releasing a new song each month until the end of the year. She is also known as an actress and model.
You may connect with Eli via social media on Instagram: @elieyeam and you can learn even more about her by going here: linktr.ee/elieyeam.