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Meet Ja’Shayla!


Feature, Latest | by — July 8, 2013

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What do you get when you mix natural talent, a bowl full of determination and an extra side of focus? None other than the amazing singer & songwriter, Ja’shayla! Hailing from Toledo, Ohio, Ja’Shayla was greatly influenced by gospel music and soulful singers which led her to tap into her own musical gift.

This skilled vocalist has already graced the stages of the Apollo Theatre, The Fox Theatre in Detroit with Anthony Hamilton and numerous venues in the New York area. She has been a finalist in talent events along the east coast including beauty pageants, talent showcases and most significantly, beating out over 10,000 contestants to perform for P. Diddy. Ja’Shayla has been praised by vocal experts such as celebrity vocal coaches Doc Holiday and Craig Derry for her range and vocal abilities. Her musical style is best described as Contemporary R&B/Hip-Hop. Ja’Shayla’s emotional and soulful lyrics/sound stems from her jazz and blues background as a trained saxophonist and soloist of a jazz band. Vocally, Ja’Shayla has a dynamic and powerful voice that is both original and expressive.

Let’s get to know Ja’Shayla a little better…


How did you first dive into your musical career at such a young age?
I was born this way… Lol no for real I can’t help but sing & dance all day long and it’s all I’ve ever done since I arrived on planet earth!
Music is a powerful tool to express yourself, how has it impacted your life?
Music is very powerful indeed & I’ve always believed that. For me, music has been my blanket like Linus from Charlie Brown… It’s been my praise instrument for God & my outlet that keeps me sane. Music expands the confines of my mind & my universe. With music I can go anywhere & do anything. Maybe music is a little too important to me…
Where do you see your career in music taking you in the next 5 years?
By the grace of God music & I will go everywhere together. We’ll build a family & we’ll rock out together for grand occasions on a world platform… Influencing others for years to come, writing & collaborating with the best and brightest.
We tend to pull characteristics from others in our lives or from people we admire, who inspires you and why?
1st Jesus inspires me to be more like Him. Loving, giving freely & following His example more & more each day. I want to live right & be a great example. 2nd my mom inspires me because she has a great heart & she works so hard on everything. She touches so many people & lives daily & I don’t think she even knows it. I’m her only child but so many people treat her like she’s their mother. She’s very ambitious & so intelligent! I look up to her so much.
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What are 3 pieces of advice you would give to girls who want to pursue their dreams in music but are too nervous to start?
This is my favorite question!! Send them to me!! Seriously! I love being silly & all anyone really needs to do is just crack a smile or laugh. Relax & enjoy doing what you love & the rest comes naturally. Always always be true to you & you’ll never go wrong. We get nervous mostly because we don’t want to mess up or we’re trying to impress people. My best comes out for God because I’m just expressing what’s already in my heart. Be free & don’t worry about what people think. Just do you!
We are all about EMPOWERMENT at C.O.R.E mag, What does empowerment mean to you?
Empowerment is my movement. See what people don’t get is that I don’t do this for me. If that were the case I would have given up a long time ago. I believe that young girls more than ever need self-esteem boosters & guidance to love themselves better. That’s the beginning to an empowered group. When you feel good about yourself you typically don’t allow others to mistreat you. When you believe in yourself you can do great things beyond the limits of your surroundings. When you value yourself you can be a leader & influence/change the world!
Fun Faves! Fave Food? Artist? Song? Celeb Crush
Favorite food: corn… My friends would say steak lol
Favorite songs: Man in the Mirror & Pretty Brown Eyes
Favorite color: sparkles

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Daily Blog, Latest | by — February 28, 2012

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Good Morning Loves!

Check out Rebecca Ferguson’s new song -Nothing’s Real But Love. And yes, you’ve heard her amazing voice on the hit show X Factor…check her out!

Flip It!

Latest | by — August 12, 2011

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Happy Friday Loves!!

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Original Version

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