CANADA | 2022 PARTICIPANT
Ife Alaba (Born Ifeoluwa Alaba on June 10, 1999) is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. She grew up in South Africa with a strong musical background spanning from being in choirs, and orchestras, undergoing opera training, and undertaking the trombone. Ife began her music career after moving to Canada, as a performer at the Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2017. She started releasing her own music in 2020, and each song showcases her unique vocal abilities and uses life experiences as a muse for her heart-wrenching hooks. Ife Alaba uses creative but subtle melodies while keeping her music relatable and catchy. She is a powerful vocalist whose music style has been influenced by a mixture of pop, afro, and classical music. She has been compared to the likes of Asa, Sade and Jorja Smith.