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armony, energy and the divine beauty of the world are all channeled through the artistry of soulful Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter, actress and musical mentor and author Oya Thomas. In her recordings and engaging performances, she uses her voice as an instrument to weave textured stories and melodies that vibrate with the transformative power of music. She takes a playful yet wise approach to her craft, and her heartfelt original songs and thoughtful interpretations of timeless favorites pay homage to the authentic storytellers and creators that most powerfully influenced her, including Whitney Houston, Ella Fitzgerald, Prince, Mahalia Jackson and Stevie Wonder.
Oya fully immersed herself in music when, at three-years old her father began to encourage her natural propensity for expressing herself through poems and stories that she would immediately turn into songs. As she continued to fine-tune her instrument through church choir and solo performances, her desire to teach people about the instinctive spirituality and strength within them led her to pursue and complete advanced degrees in spiritual psychology.
Oya reaches the highest level of fulfillment as a singer, actress, life coach, speaker and mentor by watching the way her voice can move and shape the world around her and leading others to find their own sublime bliss and emotional freedom in the Arts. By combining her extensive spiritual and therapeutic training and her extremely multi-faceted artistic background, she has found an apt vehicle for her talents and is able to spread her light and love through one-on-one coaching, empowering speaking engagements, written works, as well as through her music and her commanding stage presence. Spirit of Oya is her debut solo album. She has also released her first book, The 5 Star Points for Success: Manifest Your Dreams, Live Your Life’s Purpose, a guide designed to help .
Oya Thomas has spent her life delighting in the freeing, connective force of music. The beginning of her musical and spiritual journey can be traced back to Oya’s earliest experiences – joyful impressions that have added a genuine playfulness to her work’s mantra even as she matures as an artist. At the age of three, deeply inspired and encouraged by her father and personal hero Ezekiel and his distinctive voice, she began to sing tirelessly, writing poems and stories on the spot and setting them to music. Her ability to express herself fluidly through song strengthened the bond between the members of her tight-knit family as they gathered around the piano to revel in her enduring enthusiasm and colorful world perspectives.
In Oya’s words, “To feel is such a great experience in and of itself, and to be able to do it with something I have inside me, from the depth of my spirit is like a wonderful sharing that I cannot put into words. A smile, applause singing along, someone saying how good I made them feel makes everything worthwhile. These experiences are gratifying to me as an artist and performer and because I know I am helping someone else connect to their emotions in a positive way. I always said I wanted to use my talents to see God’s great earth, and so I am.”
With deep, immovable roots nourished by her father’s love and support as well as an innate fervor for growth as an artist and a human being, Oya continues to ignite her exceptional spark through her art.
Spirit of Oya is her debut solo album.
Read more about her here: http://mad.ly/f3db44
Sunday Evening Shout! In The Basement With JaVonne is a gospel music /inspirational/all people affirming radio program. This week, we are pleased to welcome the beautiful Oya Thomas, a gospel music singer/songwriter. She is also an author and an actress. She is intelligent, beautiful, and talented and I am excited to welcome her to join us for a message of love, acceptance and empowerment! God is Love and Love is for Everyone! If you made it to church and want a little bit more shout or didn't make it outside of bedside baptist, it doesn't make a difference. God is where you need God to be! Open your heart, feel God's love and let the music minister to you. Just keep in mind that JaVonne is no angel, just another servant! God Bless
The Crystal Show welcomes the vibrant entertainer, OYA THOMAS to the show. Her debut album Spirit of OYA, a fusion project of Gospel, R&B/Soul, Jazz and Funk. It's a musical depiction of Oya’s journey, filled with life, love, inspiration and light.
She was named one of 2014 CBS Top 5 Singer/Songwriter in Los Angeles. We are currently promoting her album as well as her new book "The Five Star Points For Success: Manifest Your Dreams, Live Your Life's Purpose", a practical guide designed to help anyone with a creative mind build a rock-solid foundation for living an exceptional life grounded in the five core components of self: MIND; BODY; SPIRIT; EMOTIONS, and ENVIRONMENT.
We will also be discussing the HOT TOPICS of Get Crystalized so join us!
Tonight, we area talking about Oya. Most os ys relate or refer to her as Orisa, the Warrior Woman who grows a beard like a man; she fighs the battles that Sango cannot win. In Odu, it has been said that she, the wife is stronger than her husband. To night we will discuss her as Iyami, she is Iyami, you know. She is one of The Mothers. I suspect from time to time we will discuss other female Orisa as well as Iyami. Since we already know that Yeye Osun is the First Iyami, it is appropo to disscuss some of the others. Tune in and join the discussion by calling 347 308 8392 at 8: p.m. EST. I think you will find it very rewarding!!! So, please tune!
Join Damon Rawls and Phylecia Tarael-ANU as they explore the relationship between business and spirituality and provide techniques and advice for the generation of wealth.
In this segment they discuss the Orisha Oya from the Yoruba pantheon and how this powerful energy can be utlized in business.
Tune in enjoy the show.
I wasnt giubg to do a show tonight, but now i feel like talking!
Oya, come lets yarn.. I'll be on air from 9pm talking about anything that takes my fancy ;)
Social media, dating, work, money, family, drama!! Whateevaaa...
You got something to say as well? Lets hear it ;)
Have you been considering changing and ending some things that are holding you back because they no longer serves your highest and best good?
Are you ready to awaken your body, mind, and spirit to be the BEST you can be. Awaken the Goddess Oya in you and embrace the power of transormation, death and renewal.
Join Yeyefini Efunbolade,on her show ASK YEYEFINI. She is one of South Florida's most respected Priestesses, counselors, workshop facilitator, spiritual teacher,author and cultural consultant.
She will share some of the ceremonies, techniques, and spiritual products that have enabled her to have a very successful practice for over 43 years.
"A Balanced Life Is A Source For Endless, Abundant Miracles When Mind, Matter, And Spirit Are Aligned". ~Yeyefini Efunbolade
Oya is a cleansing force. Invoke her to clear the air and create a safe space to settle disputes.
We see the process of things being swept clean as she is the hurricane and winds that remove objects and completely reface the landscape/properties of ownership. Within the vortex of her storm Oya holds all that that she removes so, in essence, she represents the supplanting or reassigning of power and resources. She brings resources from one place to another, just as a storm does.
She has the ability to be housed and worked with through your ability to see through the storms ferocity will allow you to see the actual fortune that the storm carries.
Similar Energies – OYA Yansen, Ezili Danto, Kali, Sekhmet, Green Tara, Manman Brigitte, Guan Yin, Bast, White Tara, Sarasvati, Nyale, Artemis-Hecate, Centalla Ndoki, Our Lady of La Candelaria, Saints Barbara (Umbanda), Teresa (Santeria), and Catherine
Also make sure to pick up your copy of my book “Grasping the Root of Divine Power” and use this valuable tool in order to increase your psychic abilities and take hold of the power inherent in the spirit world boldly and competently.
We Dish on EVERYTHING. From clothes, current events, black female enterprise, black feminism, black female rights, black female sexuality, black female health, black female wealth and most importantly BLACK FEMALE SOVEREIGNTY!
While Iyanla mite "help" you "fix" your life: the Angry Deva's help you GET YO LIFE!
In all thy Getting, get an Understanding.
The Original Mother, the Black Wombyn is the last to awaken to her Divinity and Divine Place in the Cosmos. We are the place to discuss all the things they DON'T WANT us to talk about or focus on. Tune in daily, write to us to be a host, and share! This is FOR US and BY US. so lets SUPPORT our OWN.