Born with an unusual name eclipsed only by her talent, Yewande (ye-wan-day) has been recognized as one of the most sought after independent artists in the world. As Monarchy Records' "First Lady of Alternative Soul", her genre-bending songs still speak unapologetic truths about issues that many artists shy away from - poverty, war, race. Her powerhouse vocals hearken to the days of Tina Turner and Pat Benatar. With the angst of Rock, a dash of Hip-Hop and a whole lot of Soul, Yewande's second forthcoming album "Better" is like a carefully scored soundtrack that will leave you wanting more.
Listeners may wonder what inspires this artist, activist and honorary U. S. Cultural Ambassador who devotes much of her time to lecturing and empowering vulnerable youth through her humanitarian organization (www.changerocksfoundation.com). Is it faith? Ambition? The music? Maybe its simply her Yoruba birth name (which means "reincarmation of mother") that foretold this story long before her journey began.
MY BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL! (April 2014)
Yewande selected as a "My Black is Beautiful" Ambassador semi-finalist. The national campaign (sponsored by several beauty brands including Olay, Covergirl Queen, Pantene and Clairol) will select 6 empowering women that encourage other Black women and girls to be their best. More details coming soon...
TIME TO FLY! (March 2014)
Yewande signs global distribution deal with Monarchy Records (a division of Spectra Records)! Label mates include Orlando Napier (from The Voice), Fredro Starr (from Onyx), Tony Terry, Lina and Adina Howard. Her new album, "Better" (2014) will be available online and in stores including FYE, Walmart and more!
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"WAR" (from Yewande's forthcoming album "Better")