What's your full name? Jardine Le Gere

What is the main talent you are presently known for? Singing and Dancing

Do you have an artiste name and if so, how did you get it? If not, why don't you have one? My Artiste name is Jadel. My real name is Jardine, its French for garden and sometimes hard to pronounce so they call me Jade for short in my family and I just added the 'L' from Le Gere.

What is your Nationality? Trinidadian

What is the first performance you could remember and how old were you? First performance I remember was with the past Soca band Surface, almost 10 years ago. My very first performance overall was when I join the choir in school, I entered the school's music festival and I made it to the finals at age 9.

Who is your biggest musical and non-musical inspiration? Mariah Carey was my biggest musical inspiration and by biggest non-musical inspiration was Usain bolt and Oprah Winfrey.

Besides what you’re known for, just how musical are you? What else can you do really well? I can paint, draw/sketch and quite good at art in general. I also play the keyboard, write songs, audio engineering and I studied law.

Are you married, taken, or single living your best life? Single and Living my best life lol.

What is your most memorable performance to date? When I performed in the International Soca Monarch Finals 2018, which is a major competition in Trinidad every carnival season.

Where do you see yourself in five years? A very successful performing artist and entrepreneur at my highest potential.

Do you have a favourite song? If you do, can you tell us why it's this particular one? Mariah Carey “Emotions” and “Vision of Love” because I love to challenge myself singing, even from young. I just love it

Who do you think is the most under-rated artiste in the Caribbean? Other than Myself, there’s a lot of other under-rated talent. So much to name.

Can you cook? If yes, what's your best dish? If you can't cook, what's the dish you love to order? Yes I can...and very good...macaroni pie, callaloo, stew chicken, potato salad, Spanish rice, pigeon peas in coconut milk and provisions.

What genre besides Soca can we find in your personal music playlist? R&B and Pop.

Life of the party or do you prefer to lay back and go with the flow? I’m very laidback.

Dreams of performing on any specific event or in any specific country? Any major multi-genre festival stage.

Any phobias? Snakes.

What is the next big project the public can expect from you? Currently working on a Music Video for one of my latest singles. Which single? I'll keep that a secret for now.

Any other rising stars in the Caribbean we should keep an eye out for? Oh wow there’s so much rising talent.

If you had the chance to make one wish a reality, what would you wish for?

I would love to have a big house and put my siblings in for us to live together. Be very successful, peaceful and happy in life and music.

Any last words for the people of Europe?

Yes, follow me on Instagram and @callmejadel and I'm very flattered u chose to interview me because Europe is my second most favorite place on earth.

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