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Warehouse Concert Series: Wande with Kham

Time: August 25, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Venue: Joy & Lynch Christian Warehouse Theatre
Cost: $10 – $20

Wande, born Yewande Isola, is a Nigerian Hip Hop artist that is here to inspire. The Austin, Texas native is Reach Record’s first woman artist in the labels legacy.

She’s unique as she’s able to effortlessly float between intense raps and beautiful melodic singing while maintaining a message that expresses her faith.

“My faith is the core of my music. It’s the reason behind what I do and without it my music wouldn’t be the same.”

Her music has a global impact receiving recognition from the likes of:

  • GRAMMY nomination for her work on Toby Mac’s recent album Life After Death.
  • Michelle Obama, placing her in her playlist of women who inspired her podcast.
  • Netflix using her music to debut a new series Freeridge.
  • ESPN featuring her music during the NBA, WNBA, and NFL seasons.
  • USA Today recognizing her as a top six Christian hip hop artist to know.
  • Apple using her music to debut the launch of the iphone 12 mini as well as launch their tik tok page.

Not only does she speak boldly about her faith in her music and social media, but she lives it out everyday in her marriage and local community/ church body.

When it comes to artists making an impact in the Hip Hop scene, Wande is a name to note.



Since becoming a Culture Villains’ artist in late 2018, Kham has progressed from a relatively unknown artist to a promising artist on the rise. In 2018, Kham released his debut EP, The Drive. The Drive, spawned the hit single ‘Incognito’, which achieved success and radio airplay.

As a Virginia Beach native, Kham strives to create music that not only challenges his listeners but encourages them to have hope in their lives. This sense of hope has led Kham to lead initiatives within his community surrounding issues such inner city starvation and police brutality. While attending college, Kham has had the opportunity to perform alongside renowned artists such as KB, Social Club, Steven Malcolm, ACjr+BradyJames, and Andy Mineo.

Kham and his label, Culture Villains, released a compilation album ‘Preseason’ in February of 2019. The project spurned the singles ‘Roll The Dice’, ‘Eden’, and ‘Survive’ for Kham. After releasing follow up single, Oui, Kham established himself as an artist to watch. In October 2020, Kham released his debut album Problematic, which peaked at #28 on the iTunes charts and has garnered over 2 million streams across platforms. Problematic received coverage from Earmilk, Elevator, and Revolt TV.

Note that the event producer and Artist may change dates, times, and/or venues depending on the current COVID-19 environment. Ticket buyers will be updated by the Academy Center of the Arts staff, should any change to schedule or venue occurs.

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General Admission:
General: $20.00*
Student: $10.00*

*Plus taxes and fees

For more information or to purchase tickets to this performance, contact our Bank of the James Ticketing Office at (434) 846-8499.

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