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About Me

My Beginnings

   

“MAKEDA” 

    
 
 

A native of South New Jersey, by way of Harrisburg Pa., Rutgers University Performing Arts and Track/Field Major “Makeda” Her new life and a renewed identity has transcended in her music and has gone to a higher level as well. Now the Founder and CEO of the Womens Healing Organization “ESTHER’S CHAMBER” Makeda can be heard every Friday at 5pm on KTYM.MEDIA  co-hosting Gospel Jazz with Conversation bringing various topics for Healing Our Women! As well as Hosting her own TalkShow third Wednesday of every month tackling relationship issues on her Faith Based Show “RELATIONSHIPS REBIRTH”
 

Makeda is The Former Lead vocalist of the Grammy Award band Rose Royce, No one has ever set the stage on fire like this lead vocalist for this Amazing 70’s Funkband , she’s Singer/Songwriter, Actress, Author/Speaker, TalkShow Host and International Recording Artist in her own right, performing at sold out venues all over Japan and various Countries she performed with Teena Marie for over five and a half years as her featured opening act and background vocalist. Known as one of the most requested lead and background vocalists in the industry, Makeda has shared the stage with Jiggy Marley, Mavis Staples, Eric Benét, Kirk Whalum, Angelic Kejo, Phillip Bailey, Jeffrey Osborne, TQ, Howard Hewett, Shelia E. and Ron Brown and countless others! She can be heard on projects from Lenny Kravitz, Mavis Staples, Blue Magic, Malcolm Jamal Warner, The Big Band (Norway),Jessie Powell, Mark Allen Felton, Girls SF, Christopher Owens and 3rd Force.
 

Some of her honors include: LA Black Music Award (BMA) Best Gospel Female Performer of the Year 2004, Southern California Gospel Guild Contemporary Gospel Female Artist of the Year 2004, and a LA Black Music Award (BMA) for Best New Artist 2002.The First Black Miss Greater Bridgeton, New Jersey. 1988, Miss Cumberland County 1989 just to name a few…
 

Makeda has released three soulful CDs – “The Naked Truth,” “The Return,” as well as, her latest “The Escape from Egypt.”  Makeda’s music can be found at www.cdbaby.com/Makeda and www.Itunes.com/Makeda.  She can also be contacted via www.Facebook/Makedalive  , please contact me at (424)-321-9188 and just4makeda@gmail.com

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My Favorite Work

At the end of the day, the work I enjoy the most is when the audience feels connected to my performance. There's nothing more gradifying than knowing a life has been Touched and Changed by my Music or Motivating God Given Messages!

My Life Today

I'm a Singer/Songwriter, Actress, Author and Motivational Speaker and Talkshow Host This job allows me to travel performing concerts, speaking and meet interesting new people all the time. I hope we are able to work together soon!

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