Monday, December 17, 2007

Future Star: Jamia Simone Nash

Georgia peach, Jamia Simone Nash is a multi-talented young lady who is too cute to boot. Jamia's only 11 years-old but she's already garnering respect as a actress and singer. She's performed at the Apollo, 2003 Essence Awards, singing Michael Jackson's "Who's Lovin You" honoring Mary J Blige. She and her younger sister Olivia sing the hook in the song "Black Girl Pain" on Talib Kweli's 2004 album The Beautiful Struggle; she also sings in the hook for "Black Maybe" on Common's 2007 album Finding Forever.

The young actress has landed some solid movie roles as well. She played a ten-year-old Fantasia Barrino in the 2006 Lifetime Original Movie Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story, and has a role in new movie August Rush.

Coined as MC Lily, Nash sang about the alphabet on Nick Jr. Her song "Bongo Bird" was featured as a video on the Noggin series Jack's Big Music Show. She provides the singing voice for the character Uniqua on The Backyardigans. Jamia has also had cameos in episodes of 7th Heaven, Romeo!, My Wife and Kids, and appeared as herself on The Tony Danza Show, Half & Half and Big Time.

This little girl has extraordinary star quality. I can't wait to see how her future pans out for her.

Peforming Michael Jackson' "Who's Lovin You"

Song "Raise it Up" from movie

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