Hannah Lashay

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Hannah Lashay is beautiful young lady.  She’s making quite an impression on the music and modeling scene.  Here’s some information from her biography:

Hanna Lashay is an American vocalist, songwriter, model,​ actress, and ​award winning entrepreneur. The Sunflower Goddess was b​orn in the suburbs of Chicago, IL​, raised in Round Rock, TX and is now residing in Atlanta, GA​.

 Hanna has always had a passion for music, entertainment, fashion and performance. With sprinkles of Indie, R&B, Jazz and Neo Soul, her voice creates a category of it’s own.

 Hanna’s aspirations for entertainment are twofold. While Hanna loves to express herself through performance, she also likes to use her public platform to inspire others all over the world and promote self love and positivity. She created “The Sunflower Tribe​,  a movement that began when she conquered clinical depression as a result of bullying and sexual assault. She decided to give purpose to her pain by transmuting that energy into a life affirming platform.

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Hanna has shared the stage with SWV, Morris Day and The Time and sang background for Kool and the Gang. She opened for Grammy nominated Anthony David on his ” Simple Man Tour “as well as, Antonio Ramsey at his” After Dark Show”

​in Atlanta, GA.  She performed at the Apache Cafe, Katz Cafe, Cafe 290, WSBTV’s Meteorologist Summit, The Blue Room, Koils by Nature’s 7th Anniversary Party​ and many other events in the Atlanta area. The Austin Jazz Festival, SXSW in Austin, TX, The 96.3 RNB Soul Lounge, The KAZI 88.7 Summerfest, RASDAY Fest, The Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, The City of Austin, The African American Firefighters Ball, and a multitude of other events.

​She has multiple singles on her Soundcloud that she has both written and provided vocals.​Hanna has graced the runway as a model at the Fashion Show Taping for Love & Hip Hop, The Fashion Lounge ATL, hosted by Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s Ariane. She has modeled for Austin Fashion Week 3 consecutive years since her debut. She has modeled for Daniel Esquival of Project Runway, Toombas Jeans And Denim’s Fashion Fusion Runway Show. She was the Face of the International Curly Girl Natural Hair Cruise.

​ The modeled in Dress Austin, Fashion Atlantis hosted by Bianca Golden of America’s Top Model and Fashion Designer Jonathan Kayne, Austin RAW Runway Show, and many other Fashion Shows.She has established herself as a Brand Ambassador with an engaging and extensive following on social media.Her acting credits include the U Better Sing PBS web series, the Onyx web/ television production by the Delirium Entertainment Company, a Chevy Commercial, Microsoft Commercial,Co-hosting “A Child Trumpet TV” and commercials for the Shea Moisture/Naturally Curly Brands. Hanna won Best Supporting Actress in an Round Rock, TX Actors Competition.Being a part of this generation, Hanna hopes to inspire the youth to accept, embrace and love themselves no matter what.

Janelle Monae has lost her mind!

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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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Suzann Christine- Fly

I love this new song by Suzann Christine.  She is one of my favorite singer/songwriters at the moment. I like the video and she has her own unique fashion style.  Here’s her short biography:

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Class, creativity, and raw talent is what the 2012 Philly Hip Hop Award winner for “Best Female R&B Artist“ Suzann Christine offers her many fans and followers with the fun yet relatable R&B/Pop music she is known for. Within the past year, this singer/songwriter has been introduced to the airwaves and social networks, winning the hearts and ears of thousands within her hometown of Philadelphia and throughout the country. Opening for artists such as Keyshia Cole, Raheem Devaughn, Ryan Leslie, and Philly’s own Musiq Soulchild, being chosen as one of the top 10 artist to make it in the Andre Harrell “2010 Superstar Soul Search” for Philly, launching the Philadelphia Phillies Official Playoff Anthem with Philly’s hit station Wired 96.5, being the Grand Prize winner of Citi Trends “The Big Break Talent Search” with her single Closed Casket, performing as a featured artist for BB Kings R&B spotlight, opening for Melanie Fiona, Wale, TI, Waka Flocka Flame and other notable artists at the popular RadioOne Fest; consistently releasing new music and gaining features on multiple websites/blogs and spins on popular radio stations such as Philly’s Hot 107.9. Suzann Christine has proven to her fans that she will provide nothing shy of greatness. Suzann Christine has built her following through collabs with local artists, YouTube covers with 30,000+ views and performances throughout Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, Miami and more. When this well-rounded artist is not performing and making new music, she’s giving back to her community through her performing arts nonprofit she founded in 2010, SCH Creative & Performing Arts, volunteer work and participation in charity events. Suzann Christine prides herself on having an “outside of the box” mentality when it comes to music and creativity, but still focusing on positivity while bringing back real music with a new age twist.

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.

Seyi Shay

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Deborah Oluwa-seyi Joshua, better known by her stage name ‘Seyi Shay’ (pronounced Shay-yee Shay), is a Nigerian based International Recording Artist, Songwriter, and Performer. Born and raised in London, UK to Nigerian Parents, She began performing at the age of six. A former member of the London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) headed by Basil Meade, whose international tours and acclaim, afforded her a platform to perform in different cities around the world (including a 13 city tour in Japan) at the tender age of fourteen.

Seyi Shay is also a talented songwriter, who has written and produced three major songs for the Konami Game Sound track; “Crime Life”, as well as the song “You will see” which was performed by former Spice Girl; Mel C, and was also included in her highly successful Album, “Beautiful Intentions”. She also wrote successful hit ‘White Lies’ for international selling rapper/artist Chipmunk, that featured Coleena of Diddy’s Dirty Money.

Alongside, Seyi Shay decided to attend a National audition in the UK where she would later emerge as the lead singer of the British Pop/RnB girl group; “From Above”, they signed to Sony/Columbia Record company and Music World Entertainment owned by Beyonce’s father; Matthew Knowles.

From Above released their debut album online called ‘Breaking From Above’, which was also the title of their MTV reality show which aired in over 166 countries worldwide. They supported Beyonce on her “I AM” UK tour in 2009/10.

Now branching out a solo artist, Seyi Shay is working on her debut album in Nigeria. Having already recorded a number of songs with the country’s top producers, plans are in place for the release of her solo singles in Africa and Worldwide.

Known for her stage energy and prowess, Seyi Shay has performed in some of the finest A-list events in Nigeria and across Africa, including The Chase Big Brother Africa show and the MTV Mama 2015 Awards in Durban, where she performed with Grammy-award winning international artist, Neyo. Seyi Shay was also nominated for Best Female and Best Music Video at the MTV Mama 2015 Awards.

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Her single ‘Irawo’ released in 2013 is still enjoying waves and it is no surprise the singer chose the name ‘Irawo’, meaning ‘Star’ in Nigerian native language Yoruba. Seyi Shay then subsequently released ‘Ragga Ragga’ and ‘Chairman’ ft Kcee, with a video for ‘Ragga Ragga’ which premiered on 9th January 2014. She followed up with a successful hit single ‘Murda’ ft Patoranking & Shaydee which was widely regarded as the Summer Anthem with a video released on the 11th June 2014 spanning across international markets. On 15th October 2014, Seyi Shay released a fresh banger titled ‘Crazy’ ft Wizkid dominating the club scene. Her high-life single ‘Jangilova’ – a story of love starring Nollywood’s hottest actor OC Ukeje in the video premiered on the 22nd April 2015. On the 7th of July 205, she simultaneously released the audio and video of ‘Right Now’ produced by Harmony Samuels which is currently fast topping the charts.Seyi Shay is currently working on her highly anticipated debut album due in Q4 2015 which is set to fuse international sounds with the core elements of Afrobeat. Her debut UK single is also expected to be released in Q3 2015 via her recently signed record deal with Island Records UK.