Adedapo was born in Maywood, Illinois, and her family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when she was ten. Adedapo is the daughter of Milwaukee area jazz singer Adekola Adedapo. Adedapo graduated high school from St. Joan Antida and majored in Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Adedapo is married with two daughters, age one and three, and three stepdaughters. She was formerly a maintenance worker at the Summerfest in Milwaukee.
Adedapo auditioned for the tenth season of American Idol in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was not one of the top five female vote getters in the semi-final round to advance to the Top 13. She was,however,one of the six selected to sing for a wild card and the judges decided to advance her to the Top 13. On March 31, 2011, Adedapo was eliminated from American Idol, along with Thia Megia.
|Episode||Theme||Song choice||Original artist||Order #||Result|
|Audition||Auditioner's Choice||"For All We Know"||Hal Kemp||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 1||First Solo||Unaired||Unaired||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 2||Group Performance||"Get Ready"||The Temptations||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round, Part 3||Second Solo||Unaired||Unaired||N/A||Advanced|
|Las Vegas Round||Songs of The Beatles||"The Long and Winding Road"||The Beatles||N/A||Advanced|
|Hollywood Round Final||Final Solo||"Put Your Records On"||Corinne Bailey Rae||N/A||Advanced|
|Top 24 (12 Women)||Personal Choice||"Summertime"||Abbie Mitchell||2||Wild Card|
|Wild Card||Personal Choice||"For All We Know"||Hal Kemp||5||Selected|
|Top 13||Your Personal Idol||"Umbrella"||Rihanna||13||Safe|
|Top 12||Year You Were Born||"What's Love Got to Do with It"||Tina Turner||1||Bottom 3|
|Top 11||Motown||"Dancing in the Street"||Martha and the Vandellas||10||Safe|
|Top 11||Elton John||"I'm Still Standing"||Elton John||2||Eliminated|
In January 2012, it was announced that Adedapo signed a deal with Peak Records/One Music and released both an EP and a full-length album in 2012.
|Scotty McCreery · Lauren Alaina · Haley Reinhart · James Durbin · Jacob Lusk · Casey Abrams · Stefano Langone · Paul McDonald · Pia Toscano · Naima Adedapo · Thia Megia · Karen Rodriguez · Ashthon Jones|