This lady would be readily remembered with MTN PROJECT FAME. She is one the FACULTY members of the show. But that’s not all she is about. Mrs. Dupe Ige Kachi is one of the top Classical and Gospel singers in the country.
On Monday, May 31, 2010, she launched her album, THE EVOLUTION, at the Lagoon Restaurant, Victoria Island, Lagos. A host of friends and fellow musicians were on hand to support her. Some of them she had featured on the album and some were even her protégés. Lara George, Olufunmi, Yinka Davies, Madonna and a young exciting Gospel rapper, Provabs, who brought in a lot of energy and force to the proceedings of the evening, were all there while a choir and an orchestra were also there to back them up live. Madonna, her protégé, a contestant on last year’s MTN PROJECT FAME WEST AFRICA SEASON 2, rendered one of her compositions and Ben Ogbeiwi who was a fellow FACULTY member on PROJECT FAME acted as the MC of the event.
Ige who was beautifully pregnant and her friends took guests, among who were her husband and manager, Mr. Duka Kachi, parents, Ven. and Mrs. S.B Akinola, Sammie Okposo and Pastor Ituah Ighodalor who presided over the launch proper through a memorable evening of live music and enchanting performances.
The album, THE EVOLUTION, has 15 tracks. It contains collaborations with Different Stones, Provabs, Fytt, Samklef and O’ Cube. Production was by Kayode Omotade, Sunny Nweke, Sammie Okposo, Samklef and Cobhams Asuquo. It was mixed by Bouqui’s elder brother, Jide Afolayan aka Mix Master J. Above were some faces at the event.