Saturday, January 29, 2011
This week I reconnected with my friend Day! She's known as a makeup artist, stylist, but she's also an actress and writer. We attended highschool together and were in Freddie Hendricks' YEA! As a stylist Day helped me to re-create the Vanity Six/ Apollonia Six look in my retro-music video for "Recognize"! Currently her work can best be seen all over the world as the make-up artist who gives you the ultra girly glam of hip-hop recording artist Nicki Minaj and the soft and natural look of Chili of TLC whose reality show, "What Chilli Wants" is airing on VH1. She even took time to "beat" my face for an interview I did for Liberian Seabreeze Journal I've included photos from that day! Tonight Nicki Minaj will be a guest on Saturday Night Live! It will be a great night, our other classmate Keenan Thompson has invited us to come hang! I'm looking forward to it.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The island that holds 2 nations, Haiti and the Dominican Republic still needs our help! Searchin' and Lost Productions, and Elasea Douglas and Members of the cast of Fela are helping! This music event is Thursday night at 8pm for a donation of $7, $10, $12, or $20! Please come out to be entertained and support a great cause! Backstage located at 152 Ochard Street, NYC take F train to Delancey. Hosted by the one and only Ayesha Ngaujah!!!
Scott and Alisha Patterson celebrated there upcoming baby with 2 count em, TWO showers for family and friends in DC! We headed out there and had a sweet time visiting with Mr. Kojo Modibo Sun himself! Baby Judah will be here soon!LOL
The other day I participated in a table reading for a new film written by the talented Sidra Smith. Its a romantic comedy with the working title "Cleopatra Smiles"! The read through took place in Harlem NYC at the Faison Firehouse. The story is great and we had fun!
Friday, January 7, 2011
The Fela! Broadway experience found me in some of the most exciting situations, one of my favorites being the Tony Awards! We were nominated for 11 Tony awards! My mentor Freddie Hendricks, and my friends David Kote and Shilla Benning all found their way to NYC for the ceremony! I received well wishes from everyone and took lots of pictures in my dress by designer Edwing D'eangelo! Both my beau, Danny and I were dressed up and had a wonderful time!
I hit the studio the other day to record a demo for songwriting team Thomson and Mann! That's Jeff Thomson and Jordan Mann along with drummer and engineer Robin Lai photographed above. They're a couple of great guys who are doing some beautiful work. We recorded a spec song for a new Disney film called 'African Cats"! I hope it gets picked up and I got my fingers crossed. Meanwhile in between talking to my Mom, spending time with my boyfriend, and catching up on sleep, Ive been writing a few songs of my own. I'm excited about the music, image, and expression that I'll bust out with in 2011. More to come!
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