Live Sessions

Published on May 11th, 2020 | by Jerry Doby


Live Session with Toñya Lewis Taylor

Toñya Lewis Taylor is a  former celebrity publicist/marketing executive in the music industry, her work includes a tenure at Roc-A-Fella Records. Her gift of spreading the good word helped her make Billboard’s Top 15 with her single, “Thank You” with the release of her debut album Delayed But Not Denied, and again hitting Billboard’s Top 20 with a song from her 2016 sophomore album, I’ve Got To Win entitled, “I’m a Winner”. She’s been featured throughout the media and has been the recipient of numerous other awards. Taylor has also applied her faith to her writing – her recent book Be You Not Her – is a manual for self-actualization and healthy living. She’s employed that energy to her philanthropic efforts on behalf of her I Will Graduate Youth Development Program, and is also the Co-Founder/Executive Director of Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, a non-profit organization that enlists celebrities and high-profile individuals to stress the importance and coolness of being educated, headquartered in New York City. Her work has been celebrated by New York City Mayors de Blasio and Bloomberg, as well as former NYS Governors Cuomo and Patterson for outstanding service—declaring I WILL GRADUATE DAY for the city and state of New York. But she never applies herself with more ferocity and intensity as she does when she’s in the vocal booth. There, she’s absolutely searing – completely committed to the Almighty, and dedicated to celebrating His goodness.

The Hype Magazine caught up with Toñya to get a deeper look at this multi-hyphenate creative and champion of education!

About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.

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