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    Posted December 16, 2013 by
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    Folami Winter Song music soothes the soul !

    By Dr.Nobantu Ankoanda, OurTown National News Editor,

    Folami was taught to love herself fiercely as a young girl. She began to study the art of braiding from her three older sisters at the age of eight.

    Soon, she had clients of her own and quickly began to understand the economic empowerment that comes with mastering a reliable trade.

    Folami continued to broaden her horizons by taking on a high-end clientele base comprised mostly of entertainers & prominent professionals in the music industry as well as extending her own creativity into other mediums like singing, acting and modeling.

    Folami comes from a background of singers and artists. Her father was a talented artist, poet and sculptor.

    Her maternal grandmother was a gospel singer and her paternal grandmother was regular dancer in Las Vegas with some of the greatest.

    Her mother was part of singing group (similar to Diana Ross and the Supremes) in high school that turned down a seven year musical contract.

    Folami attended private African Centered schools where she learned to act, sing and dance.

    A graduate of Howard University, with a BFA in Musical Theatre, Folami is blessed with a voice that is a blend of Nancy Wilson, Jill Scott and Ella Fitzgerald.

    She has travelled the world performing with artist Chic and Nile Rogers, Eric Benet, Pattie LaBelle and Janelle Monae among others, and is quickly gaining a devoted following herself.

    Her recent song, “Running from the Rain” is just a snippet of her beautiful voice and lyrics that emphasize how women are beautiful just the way they are.

    She breaks it down in this quote: “I understand the conditioning that we have under gone in this country to break us down to keep corrupted minds and self-hatred flourishing.

    I am equipped to stand and represent the beautiful exciting ever constant movement of “Being natural.” I exhibit the very essence of natural beauty without ever wanting to change my (natural) hair or any parts of my body to conform for social acceptance.”

    She looks forward to releasing her debut Contemporary Jazz, EP Musically Yours very soon.

    An East Palo Alto, CA native (currently residing in Conyers, GA) proudly wore the crowning title of the 2011 World's Next Top Natural Hair Model and looks forward to representing the beauty of young natural women to the world for years to come.

    You can find her on FB at Folami Winter Song.

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