Nahla Ward

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This gorgeous  sun-kissed beauty woman is Nahla Ward. She also goes by the name Nahla Bee.  Nahla is beautiful woman with natural beauty from head to toe. She’s a very talented rapper and singer. Nahla Victoria Ward also know as Nahla Bee was born and raised inDanbury, Connecticut. Nahla Bee is a singer, lyricist and song – writer.
Nahla Bee’s impactful music has reached nations. She has been
recognized by the Huffington Post, HypeFresh Magazine,BuzzFeed
and many more for her musical talent and her memorable image. Nahla
Bee is a recent graduate from Temple University that studied Criminal
Justice and Spanish. Her most recent international engagement was to
Heredia, Costa Rica where she received her certification in Latin America studies, while leaving her musical influence through a live
performance in Spanish. Nahla is well – known for her lyrical content, image, and her musical gifts through her viral social media videos. She has shared stages with
artist such as Wale, Nick Cannon and many more. She has been a
headline performer for the Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative:
College Signing Day, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to uplift
and encourage high school students to pursue higher education. She
is most noted for her guest appearance on The Real Talk Show that aired nationwide on Fox News for her viral So Gone Challenge that was millennials to love themselves first
and understand we are all created in God’s image.

Here’s some nice videos(above) by Nahla I thought you would enjoy.  She has a beautiful voice!

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Jamila Woods- VRY BLK

Happy New Year family!  I hope everyone has a prosperous 2017.  I thought some good music would be a great way to start off the new year.  I like this new artist Jamila Woods.  She’s been creating a lot of buzz since last year.  I love this song VRY BLK.  It’s very catchy and a great theme for this blog.  Here’s a little back story on Jamila.

Poet and vocalist Jamila Woods was raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Brown University, where she earned a BA in Africana Studies and Theatre & Performance Studies. Influenced by Lucille Clifton and Gwendolyn Brooks, much of her writing explores blackness, womanhood & the city of Chicago. Her first chapbook, The Truth About Dolls (2012), was inspired by a Toni Morisson quote & features a Pushcart-nominated poem about Frida Kahlo. Her poetry is included in the anthologies The Breakbeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (2015), Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls (2014), and The UnCommon Core: Contemporary Poems for Learning & Living (2013).

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Jamila is also a vocalist & songwriter, focusing primarily on soul/hip-hop centered music. Her musical lineage includes Erykah Badu, Imogen Heap, Kirk Franklin, and Kendrick Lamar. Raised in her church choir, Jamila’s musical aesthetic involves choral layering in addition to the hip-hop tradition of sampling & allusions. Her work with her band, M&O (fka Milo & Otis) has been featured by Okayplayer, Spin, JET and Ebony Magazine.

Jamila is currently the Associate Artistic Director of non-profit youth organization Young Chicago Authors, where she helps organize Louder Than A Bomb (the largest poetry festival in the world), designs curriculum for Chicago Public Schools, and teaches poetry to young people throughout the city.

Tiwa Savage

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Tiwatope Savage-Balogun  was born on February 5, 1980, better known by her stage name Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, performer and actress. She is currently signed to Sony/ATV Music Publishing as a songwriter. Savage signed a recording contract with Mavin Records in 2012. Savage also signed a management and publishing deal with Roc Nation in June 2016, which she later confirmed via Instagram. She co-wrote the track “Collard Greens & Cornbread” off Fantasia Barrino‘s Grammy-nominated album, Back to Me.

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Savage was featured on Solar Plexus, a compilation album released by Mavin Records. Her debut studio album, Once Upon a Time, was released on 3 July 2013. It was supported by the singles “Kele Kele Love“, “Love Me (3x)”, “Without My Heart”, “Ife Wa Gbona”, “Folarin”, “Olorun Mi” and “Eminado“. Savage’s second studio album, R.E.D, was released on 19 December 2015. It produced the singles “My Darlin'”, “African Waist” and “If I Start To Talk”. Savage sings in English and Yoruba.  As a singer, her achievements include one MTV Africa Music Award, two The Headies Awards, one Channel O Music Video Award, one Nigeria Music Video Award, and two City People Entertainment Awards, among others.

Marian Mereba

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Marian Mereba lives in a few different worlds—Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: her father’s land, where the Queen of Sheba once reigned; Philadelphia, PA: proud hometown of her music heroes The Roots and Jill Scott; and Atlanta, Georgia: where she’s laid her own roots as a young woman and artist. All are at the heart of Mereba’s music—and let’s get this out of the way—that is not neo-soul. “People think, oh she got an Afro and she has a guitar, that that’s how I sound but my voice has a weirdly folk soul feeling to it. That’s the best way I can describe it.”

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Lauryn Hill-Feeling Good

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0302 -- Pictured: Musical guest Lauryn Hill performs on July 30, 2015 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC)

I love this song by Lauryn Hill! Not too many artists can pull off a Nina Simone cover song. But L-Boogie does it justice! I thought it was very well done. Take a listen and tell me what you think.