You may recognize Jamia Nash from her first national appearance on ‘The Apollo’ in 2002 or when she performed at the 2003 Essence Music Awards singing”Who’s Loving You” in honor of Mary J. Blige. She also starred in movies August Rush and Life is not a Fairytale:The Fantasia Barrino Story. She played a young Fantasia with the big voice and small frame. The now 16 year old has a new EP coming out soon titled, “To the Future and Back”. Check out her version of DJ Khaled’s “On One” called “Been On” here. Follow her on twitter @ThisisJamia and her official website www.thisisjamia.com & Tumblr: http://thisisjamia.tumblr.com
Tomorrow, Disney Channel will premiere ‘Let It Shine’ at 8 p.m. EST/ 7 p.m. CST. This Disney Channel original features three young rising stars: Tyler James Williams, Coco Jones(a brown beauty!), and Trevor Jackson.
Below is an excerpt from the movie’s feature on blackcelebkids.com. Check out the interview BCK conducted with the cast here!
In the movie, Cyrus, played by Tyler James Williams (“Everybody Hates Chris”), is a shy, aspiring musician/songwriter that writes music under the pen name “Truth.” He enters a contest with a song that he writes about an unrequited love for an old friend, Roxanne, played by Coco Jones (Radio Disney “N.B.T.”). Too shy to present the song himself, Cyrus lets his best friend Kris, played by Trevor Jackson (“Eureka”), perform and take credit for the song. Cyrus idly stands by and watches as his best friend receives all of the accolades and begins to grab the heart of his crush.
Let It Shine is an inspiring movie set to the beat of gospel and hip-hop. The modern day Cyrano de Bergerac-inspired story is about three teenagers and how they learn the importance of being themselves.
*Courtney ‘Coco’ Jones is a 14 year old actress, singer, rapper, and dancer. She was born in South Carolina, but was raised in Tenessee. Coco was featured on Radio Disney’s ”Next Big Thing” in 2010 and made a cameo on “So Random” in 2012. She was also just recently signed to Hollywood Records!
Meaningful Melody:[We Are The World:The Next Generation (Brian McKnight Jr., Naturi Naughton, Lil’ Mama, Mishon, Taylor Parks, Mishon, Montana Tucker, Chani, Solre & others] “We are the world, we are the children. We are the ones to make a brighter day, so let’s start giving! There’s a choice we’re making, we’re saving our own lives. It’s true we’ll make a better day, just you and me”.
*omg CHILLS!!! This is a REALLY dope rendition. They all have such amazing, unique voices.
The lovely, radiant & oh so talented Ms. Lauryn Hill
«No time for moping around, are you kidding?
And no time for negative vibes, cause I’m winning
So I like what I see when I’m looking at me
When I’m walking past the mirror
No stress through the night, at a time in my life
Ain’t worried about if you feel it»
Can you feel it ? Can you hear it?
My whole world is dying. The whole world is crying
out for you
It’s ,Black and White so simple right?
Everyone has to die, I sigh
I hope he told the angels “no”
“Heaven can wait , don’t wanna go”
I hope he tried, or did he Scream ?
I hope he danced; he made me dream
made me Keep (the) faith , and made me jam
was exactly like my surrogate dad
He brightened up my younger years
made my Childhood now i’m in tears,
introduced me to ben , let me paint the town
He made me Smile when I was down
He helped me see my light within
and showed me how to give and live
I want you back , I need you BAD
In my eyes, you are “The man!”
Your music makes the world go round
And in your words, I have found
and eternal happiness unabound
I Cry …
Athough you are gone and its undeniable true
I will never, and Just Can’t Stop Loving You