Day 19 of the Grammy Chase and I’m recovering from a late evening in the studio as we’re wrapping the last few details with the release. We’ve made the final cuts on the album after considering the opinions and input from our friends and associates from the GMA Listening Party about a month ago. 12 strong, lean songs that will go out into the world as my best foot forward in getting a higher level of recognition, like the songstress that I’m just discovering in my Grammy search by the name of Wayna.

Cd Baby link

Indie artist Wanya released an album called Higher Ground in 2008 with the song, “Lovin You (Music)” featuring Kokayi being nominated for Best Urban Alternative Performance. Wayna is a part of the many Cd Baby indie artists that are causing tsunami waves in the industry. I can’t say it enough, that when artists make music unique to their own perspective and soulful expression that it is very possible for them to be picked from obscurity and garner the respect and exposure they deserve.

Wayna Highlights for her Grammy Nominated song (Loving You featuring Kokayi)

Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Singles Chart, Peak #3
Billboard 100 Hot Singles Sales, Peak #12

She’s been compared to Lauryn Hill and the late great Minnie Ripperton and has even been given high praise from Stevie Wonder.
Another Indie artist for you all to become acquainted with. Unfortunately, I was “Tardy for the Party” in celebrating her accomplishment as this news was from last years Grammy show.


About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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