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b. Chonita Gilbert, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

N'Dambi was born Chonita Gilbert in Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.

She took up playing the piano at an early age writing her first song at the age of 13.

N'Dambi first emerged on the soul scene as a background vocalist for Erykah Badu.

She later contributed to her 1997 ground-breaking album 'Baduizm' on part of the vocal production chores as well as lending her vocal talents to the proceedings.

On Eryka's live album, 'Eryka Badu Live', she was athe featured vocalist on her tune 'Next Lifetime'.


N'Dambi's solo debut 'Little Girl Lost Blues' followed in 1999 with 'What's Wrong With You' being popular amongst U.K. soul fans.

In 2000, she recorded with Eryka Badu again on her 'Mama's Gun outing co-writing one tune entitled 'Hey Sugah'.

In 2001, she followed the success of her first album with 'Tunin' Up And Cosignin', a set recorded 'live' in the studio.

The album featured the popular dancer, 'Day Dreamer'.

2005 saw the release of 'A Weird Kinda Wonderful', which was re-released in late 2008.

Little Lost Girl BluesTunin' Up And Cosignin'

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Little Lost Girl Blues (Cheeky-i Records 1999)

Tunin' Up And Cosignin' (Cheeky-i Records 2001)

A Weird Kinda Wonderful (N'Dambi Records 2005)

Pink Elephant (Stax Records 2009)

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