Adeva

Adeva
Release date
01 January 1970
Adeva
01 January 1970 |

The youngest of six children, Adeva joined a church choir at the age of 12 where she remained for 10 years, eventually becoming its director and vocal coach. Her mother was a missionary and her father a deacon, and her parents had once instructed: You sing gospel or nothing at all. Between stints of teaching she found time to take part regularly in talent contests. She was eventually banned from entering several competitions for winning so often and turned professional by starting out on the local club scene in the mid 1980s.

She teamed up with Mike Cameron of the Smack Productions team to record In And Out Of My Life for New York label Easy Street, before signing to Cooltempo Records in 1988.

Her success in the singles chart, initially more considerable in the UK than the USA, included RespectWarningI Thank YouBeautiful LoveTreat Me Right and the collaboration with New York producer and recording artist Paul Simpson, Musical Freedom (Moving On Up). She later collaborated on minor chart singles with Frankie Knuckles and Hyper Go-Go.