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. Her genre-bending songs 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 (www.globalinstituteforchange.com) and empowering vulnerable youth through her humanitarian organization (www.changerocksfoundation.com).  Is it faith, ambition, the music?  Perhaps its simply her Yoruba birth name (which means "reincarmation of mother") that foretold this story long before her journey began.

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AMAZING GRACE (December 2015)

Yewande returns to the studio to record the soundtrack for her forthcoming human trafficking documentary "Amazing Grace: Freedom's Song"  (www.changerocksfoundation.com). The film will lift the veil on this $32 billion global industry.  It will further capture her work with trafficking victims and Boko Haram conflict refugees from America to Nigeria - 2 countries with the highest rates of trafficking in the world.

 

RUNNING INTO THE DARK (August 2015)

Yewande's TED Talk is finally live! Her talk, "Running Into the Dark", sheds light on her passion for activism and her humanitarian organization's use of music and the arts to confront social issues from poverty to human trafficking (www.changerocksfoundtion.com).

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"WAR" (from Yewande's forthcoming album "Better")