Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Latoya received formal music training as the only singer, songwriter, and guitarist in her family. She found early inspiration from pioneers such as Nancy Wilson and Anita Baker, as well as contemporary luminaries like Mary J. Blige, who all helped shape Latoya’s identity as a recording artist today.
Competing at Miss Oklahoma and winning top talent. She eventually joined a local band, opening for reggae superstars such as Jimmy Cliff and The Wailers at the Austin Reggae Fest.
She became active in the local Dallas scene, performing acoustic sets at local venues. As she progressed, Latoya reconnected with her original bandmates to build her live show.
Latoya was landing voice-over gigs, and other artists hired her to perform background vocals and sing hooks on their tracks. This opened the door to Latoya for recording her debut solo project, the Eclectic Soul EP, released in 2015. By this time, it was safe to say that this was the turning point where Latoya’s long hiatus from music officially ended. From then on, she performed for sold-out crowds, and songs from her EP even went on to gain traction on local airwaves. Her brand new EP “ Hear Me Roar” was released in 2017 to a warm reception and with new music on the horizon.
Latoya is also the President and Founder of "Music Meets The Boardroom" Workshops and was recently featured on Essence.com as a new artist to watch.
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