Kelly Bado is a bilingual singer-songwriter who takes you on a beautiful journey with her songs. Kelly discovered her musical and artistic passions at a young age performing in local choirs in her native Ivory Coast.
Kelly ventured to Canada in December 2007, where her love of music continued to flourish. In early 2016, Kelly started to work with Chris Burke-Gaffney (who developped and managed Chantal Kreviazuk) recording few songs which led to being one of three artists chosen by Manitoba Music to journey to Los Angeles to showcase for a selected group of music industry heavyweights.
Los Angeles based Canadians, singer-songwriter-producer, Andy Stochansky, entertainment lawyer, Lisa Whynot, and grammy award winning songwriter producer, Brian West, fell immediately in love with Kelly’s soulful voice. They have spent the last year working on developing Kelly’s unique talent and writing/recording songs for a new project while Kelly continues to promote her french language EP, “Entre Deux”, for which she received 3 nominations: Francophone Artist of the Year and World Music Artist of the Year at the 2017 Breakout West Awards and World Artist of the year at the Canadian Folk Music Award.
With lyrics inspired by love, hope and social equality, and a sound that marries pop with R&B/Soul and her African background, one cannot help but get swept away into Kelly’s magical voice. She received the honor to perform in Ottawa, on Parliament Hill, as part of Canada’s 150th Celebrations along with well known artists like Alessia Cara, Serena Ryder, Walk Off the Earth and others.