Representing March 3, 2011… 3 of the #31femcees…
Today, let’s talk about @AmandaDiva
Hails From: New York, NY Via Orlando, FL
Game Entry Date: 2002 as a Spoken Word artist. 1993 as an actress.
Label: Divaworks, Inc.
Interesting Fact: While she was one of the “Def Poets”, most people who appeared on the show usually do not go beyond poetry. She managed to use the Def Poetry show as a launchpad for her career in Hip-Hop. She’s an artist and a commentator in Hip-Hop via hosting shows for MTV and SIRIUS radio. She was also a member of Floetry, replacing the Floacist (Natalie Stewart) when she left the duo. Sadly, it was only to help fulfill the required record label tour contract.
Indie or Major: Indie. However, in addition to her work with Floetry, she appeared in a music video with Q-Tip.
Official Hub: AmandaDiva.com
Other Thoughts: She’s got a degree in African-American studies from Columbia University… and she did it while she was holding the MTV and Siruis gig. By the way, when I said she’s an “artist”, I wasn’t only talking about recorded music. She’s a visual artist. Check out her works at Divaworksofart.com
So, if she manages to get a college degree while holding her spot down in the entertainment business, then you should not have any excuses for not getting a job while going to school.
Also, while she was a member of Floetry, she was never a “full-feldged” member. Some people even shown dislike towards her, thought no fault of her own.
She did managed to dust off her shoulders and distance herself from that short coming. So, she got the “Fallen and Got Up” award for that-a-one as well.
Her Thoughts: “I don’t throw no punches. I’m not a fake, a phony, I’m just like what you see is what you get and I’m a real honest person so if I say it I mean it.” - Tha Biz Interview