Friday, September 1, 2017

Indie Review welcomes Davina Oriakhi !!

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DAVINA ORIAKHI


Davina Oriakhi is a dynamic and multi-talented British Nigerian artiste, poet and performer. Her Debut single "Content", an Afro Fusion happiness anthem produced by Nonso Amadi was released in August 2014. Davina was born in London, England, but later moved to her country of origin, Nigeria, and lived most of her formative years in the capital city of Abuja. After the release of her Debut Single, she moved back to her birth city, and completed her Masters Degree in Media and Communications. Now she is working on her Debut LP. Davina's sound dallies from Afro Soul to Reggae, Neo-Soul to New Jazz and the fusions in between which will be conspicuously evident in her Debut LP, "Beloved", to be released mid 2017. Davina in her early stages of music and dance was heavily inspired by Beyonce and Michael Jackson. In the search of her own sound, Davina grew to love and draws inspiration from artists such as Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Sade, Alicia Keys, Nina Simone, Esperanza Spalding, Nneka, and Asa. Davina received 3 nominations and her first musical award in August 2016 for Choice Female Artist at the 5th Annual Nigerian Teens Choice Awards. Her lyrical prowess has been celebrated across continents having performed at the Roundhouse in London to being featured on songs by other Nigerian artists such as Muyiwa Akhigbe and Likkle iMG.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Indie Review welcomes Tanoka Beard !

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TANOKA BEARD

From a young age, Tanoka has been a die hard basketball fan, and throughout his career has thought of ways to remain close to the game after his playing career would end. Global Precision Sports is the best scenario to do just that.  Tanoka’s brainchild for some time, this company will give otherwise overlooked athletes an alternative opportunity to jumpstart their respective professional basketball careers. Although he has successfully chosen to follow his dream into professional sports, he has always wanted to have a hand in helping young players make their dream of playing professional basketball become a reality. During his professional sports career Tanoka has enjoyed unparalleled success as one of the most powerfully gifted, and skilled American players to ever play in Europe as his historical accolades will attest. In his 16 seasons Tanoka was voted to 14 all-star games, won 7 MVP awards as well as 7 championships in various leagues for his teams. Tanoka played in Italy (1yr.), France (1yr.) Turkey (2yrs.) Spain (6yrs.), and 6 seasons In Lithuania. All of this travelling has its advantages, Tanoka has made great contacts throughout the world that will serve his future endeavors well. He is respected by fans and basketball executives throughout Europe thanks to his tireless work ethic and desire to put it on the line for a win. Tanoka's desire to be the best at whatever he focuses on, his work ethic and most importantly his faith in God have been the key ingredients to his success as an athlete and at finally seizing his lifelong dream by creating and launching his own product. He has dedicated himself to making Maji:Premium Sports Fuel a household name and the go to product for health conscious athletes and exercise enthusiasts. Maji is a diabetic friendly sports beverage that utilizes rare ingredients to create the product that industry leaders intended but largely failed to create. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Indie Review welcomes Erika J. Kendrick !!!

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ERIKA J. KENDRICK

Erika J. Kendrick is an acclaimed author, national speaker, and mental fitness junkie. She earned a psychology degree from Stanford University and an MBA in marketing and international business from the University of Illinois. Erika was an NBA cheerleader for the Chicago Bulls before writing her novel, Confessions of a Rookie Cheerleader (Random House, 2007). She penned Appetite (Random House, 2009), and The Accidental Escort (Cleis Press, 2010) shortly after. The celebrated author is currently finishing her memoir and touring nationally. While at Stanford, Erika was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and acute Clinical Depression. She was immediately admitted into the psychiatric ward and placed under suicide watch. She now makes it her mission to be a servant to the human community. Erika tours the country speaking and guest lecturing at colleges and universities as well as national sororities, middle and high schools, and organizations, large and small. Erika launched her latest Mental Fitness tour, “Who Moved My Happy?”, where she shares her story of suicide survival, “Erika Ever After”, and inspires HOPE by creating safe spaces for life-saving conversations. Erika uses her Mental Fitness Boot Camp to help people get back into the game of life and win! Erika is also an advocate for authors and literary equality. She founded Publishing Prep™, a comprehensive literary learning curriculum designed to assist the aspiring author as they navigate the publishing landscape. She is a recipient of several “Who’s Who” honors, a Rising Icon honor, Awards of Excellence, and a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She’s been featured in several publications, including Page Six of The New York Post, The Chicago Tribune, and various magazines and digital media.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Indie Review welcomes Mecca Alim !

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MECCA ALIM


Mecca Alim is a Bronx-based artist whose current body of work concentrates on characters in a world free from every form of bigotry and discrimination that impact the societies we live in. She has exhibited her art in galleries and establishments such as The Holy Apostles Gallery in Chelsea, Patria NJ in New Jersey, Backstreet Gallery in New Rochelle, Greenpoint Gallery in Brooklyn, The Harlem School of The Arts, and more. Mecca graduated summa cum laude from The College of Westchester before transferring to The College of New Rochelle, where she presented the solo thesis exhibition.  She is experienced with traditional media such as drawing and painting, and with digital media and computer programs. Mecca currently is a teaching artist at the Harlem School of the Arts. Her artworks are composed of characters personally created. They are all placed in a multicultural universe where “body-shaming,” racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and other forms of bigotry do not exist. These works are a response to the social issues that continue to plague the world that we live in. Mecca categorizes herself as a cartoonist who delves into a world of fantasy; her personal form of escapism. While she realizes that we may never reach a utopia in which people will respect others regardless of their race, gender, or physical shape, Mecca can at least express these ideals through her work.


Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Indie Review welcomes Nadira Norjahan !!

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NADIRA NORJAHAN


She goes by the sobriquet Nadira Norjahan, which is defined as a rare light of the world. Nadira is a singer, songwriter and poet presenting her brand of music to those willing to listen. Soul, jazz, blues and inspirational music are the main genres for this powered high-energy soprano vocalist. Songwriting and poetry is where Nadira brings the story of real life experiences to the forefront, so that music and poetry lovers can’t help but relate to the pains, the joys and really feeling her message. Nadira, a native of West Philly, knew from an early age that she wanted to be a singer. She sang in various choirs, took part in talent events (church, high school and local) and performed her poetry, developing her skills, stage presence and vocal delivery over several years. Her influences – Whitney Houston, Jill Scott, India Arie and Stevie Wonder. Nadira is energetic and does dynamic performances whenever she takes the stage. Her recent performances and appearances include Tobago Jazz Fest 2016, The Queen [World Cafe Live in Wilmington], Richard Raw Week -  Summer of 2016, Smooches Magazine Launch, taking the stage at the 3rd Annual Liberty Music Fest, Unclaimed Bands, Power 99 Showcase at First District Plaza, Lady B’s Basement Party Radio (Poetry Edition), and Lyrically Fit Philly.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Indie Review welcomes The Donutologist !

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TODD JONES aka The Donutologist


Todd Jones aka the Donutologist is no stranger to the donut world. With over 40 years experience in the donut business, the Donutologist is well known for his tasty mini donut treats all over the world.  His Sweet Dreams catering company and Cuzins Duzins bakery has provided delicious mini gourmet donuts for high profile clients such as Google, Twitter and the Hard Rock Cafe.
Continuing the journey, The Donutologist has made his way to Atlanta, GA pursing the dream of building a billion dollar global company. His Partner and Sales Manager, Easy Glazed of Sweet Dreams Mini Donuts will continue to run operations in NYC as The Donutologist begins to sweep the south by storm.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Indie Review welcomes Brooklyn Mike !

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BROOKLYN MIKE


Mike Troy Smith is born in Brooklyn, New York. Mike is by far one of the most versatile comedians, not to mention a worldwide entertainer. Mike has performed stand-up comedy in England, Alaska, Germany, Japan, Italy, and is the only American comedian that hosts a European Comedy Tour “Da Bounce Comedy Tour” in Holland. He also hosts a Caribbean tour in Freeport, Bahamas. Mike has recently performed in Haiti for “Stand Up in Haiti”. In the States, he’s been seen on two seasons of the “Dave Chappelle Show”, “The Dave Attel Show”, and the “Jon Stewart Show”. He also appeared on NBC’s “Showtime at the Apollo”, HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam”, MTV’s “Snaps”, VH1’s ‘Hard Rock Live”, and Fox’s “Uptown Comedy Club”. Mike’s television appearances also include Bounce TV’s “Off the Chain”, recurring roles on ABC’s “One Life to Live” and NBC’s “Law and Order”. He has done several commercials, including Lugz Urban Gear, Sprite, Heineken, McDonalds and Burger King. Mike has shared the comedy stage with Russell Peters, Steve Harvey, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Sinbad, Wanda Sykes and the late great George Carlin.

This global comedian is known to have audiences bent over in laughter from cruise lines to New York City’s “Caroline’s on Broadway”. Mike’s comedic versatility works everywhere, from the pulpit to international opera houses. Just wait until you hear his unique perspective on women after growing up surrounded by 7 females. Mike has also opened for several R&B and Rock performers.

A graduate of Shaw University in Raleigh North Carolina, Mike is a humble comedian and his greatest passion and joy is making people laugh. However, his most important audience is his family.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Indie Review welcomes B~Free !

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B~Free 


Imagine this: You’ve known - deep down in the very core of your being - that you were going to be a singer since you were two years old. Coming from a long line of musicians, it made perfect sense. You started writing original piano compositions when you were only 11. So it also made sense that you majored in music at the Milwaukee High School of the Arts and then Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. From classical flute, voice and piano to jazz: you worked hard to hone your craft and develop a multifaceted sound. Life was going exactly as planned. Until it didn’t.

Now imagine this: One day you’re voice is completely gone! All of the studying, practicing, learning - how does this make sense in a life dedicated to music? Was it all for nothing? That’s what singer B~Free faced in the fall of 2013 when pneumonia and a throat infection left her unable to speak - let alone sing - for three months. Vocal cord surgery followed, leaving the musician fearing she would never sing again. After a traumatic year when she couldn’t sing a single note, she became more determined than ever to share her musical gifts. The year-long struggle transformed B~Free as both an artist and an individual.

Now she’s back with the anticipated release of her sophomore album “Ode 2 A Luv Affair,” largely featuring production and performance by the artist herself. “No More,” the leading single and video from the project, portrays B~Free as a vibrant young woman escaping the bonds of an abusive relationship. The dark nature of domestic abuse is transmuted into a declaration of freedom and hope through B-Free’s heartfelt lyrics and powerful vocals. With the nostalgic presence of R&B/Soul, the richness of her training and purity of her voice, B-Free’s multiple talents as a Singer-Songwriter-Producer-Musician are bound to make a mark on the music industry. Armed with a B.A. in Music Performance and a Masters degree in Music Education, her main purpose is to share her gift with the world. She's performed in a number of venues throughout the country, including Summerfest, the Kennedy Center, The Double Door, and The Shrine. B~Free has also shared stages with artists such as Slum Village, Dwele, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Talib Kweli. In her hometown of Milwaukee, B~Free is lead vocalist of the popular group Foreign Goods and collaborates often with lyricist-producer Klassik, bringing her commitment to music into her own community.

The year 2012 marked the release of her first independent project "Open Mic, Open Heart,” an eight track studio album compiled of original material composed, produced and performed by B~Free. The project garnered rave reviews from notable blogs and media figures in the U.S. and Europe, including ThisIsRnB.com, Grown Folks Music, Urban Informer, The Conscious Tip, Supastar Magazine (Netherlands) and Fake Shore Drive. Infused with traces of past and present generations of Soul, Hip Hop and R&B, B-Free’s musical expressions are honest and passionate representations of all of the capabilities the songstress embodies.