The venue was Common Grounds, a local coffee house in Lexington, KY. It’s the usual hangout for the artsy college crowd on a Friday night. Adaeze Azubuike was set to perform from 10 to 11pm. Wes and I sat and sipped our Grasshopper, a delicious local version of Starbucks’ Peppermint Mocha, as we waited for her performance to start. We were lucky enough to snatch up a table in the tight quarters of the main room, where Adaeze was about to sing. It was a little nostalgic, sitting there in that room. You could barely move a chair without running into somebody, and the only way you could hold a conversation was to elevate your voice a couple of notches. But the whole atmosphere was reminiscent of my college days. Ten years ago this May, I graduated from Asbury College. Ten years ago, I would never have thought I’d be back in Lexington. I would never have believed I could be running a successful photography business with my husband. I know it’s a bit cliche to say, but I can barely tell where the time went. I’m just so thankful for where God has taken us, and where He has yet to lead us.
Adaeze lit up the house with her voice. As she sat on a lonely stool and sang, she seemed so at ease. You couldn’t help but feel comfortable just listening to her sing. Keep your eye out for this girl. She won’t be local for too long. Check out her website and tunes HERE.