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Introducing @ThisIsCeytra !

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Whether you need a hot 16, or assistance with Postoperative Care/ Body Sculpting, the Naija Goddess Ceytra has got you covered. The Chicago native has made quite some noise in the music industry in these past several years. From Dropping Hit singles like “FTOB” which has gained 1000’s of streams and support online to Founding DbodyByCeytra it is clear the Naija Queen is destined for greatness.

Q: Where are you from? What was it like growing up there?
Ceytra: “I was born in Chicago, to Nigerian parents. But Being from Chicago groomed my character, made me go harder because of the struggles we had to endure. And I feel like music created a sense of therapy for me.”

Q: How has your hometown influenced your music?
Ceytra: “My hometown really wasn’t an influence on my music, it was really my father. He was a big RnB, Jazz and Hip Hop fan. After my father left, in order to not miss his presence I used to play his CD collections.”

Q: What was the first record you ever released? Was it hard?
Ceytra: “Naive Love” was my first record that I released. It had an RnB feel to it. It was just a real record my ladies can relate too. I think it was “hard” because the lyrics and my voice was very powerful.”

Q: What has been your favorite release as an artist to date?
Ceytra: “My record “The Statement” is my favorite because lyrically I felt that I can go head to head with the men. It gained a lot attention, where some Hip Hops legends loved it. But truly “FTOB” is my top because I killed a classic record! Lol!”

Q: What has been your most notable moment or experience in the music industry?
Ceytra: “I feel like there’s so many great moments. I literally can’t pick them all. But I got to attend the BET Experience in LA 2 years in a row and after I dropped my record “FTOB” so many celebrities reached out to me. Even C-Murder’s team contacted me. That was dope because I payed homage to the classic record “Down 4 My N*****”.”

Q: What type of sound would you say you have?
Ceytra: “I really don’t have a specific sound, I’m just versatile and authentic lol.”

Q: How do you currently feel about the music industry? Has COVID slowed you down at all?
Ceytra: “I think the music industry is in a different place more than ever. It’s showing artists like myself that we can prosper independently. Business wise it hasn’t slowed me down, but with music it’s definitely different. Tik Tok became the new club durning the pandemic. It’s like our music had to be Tik Tok worthy.”

Q: Where did your name come from?
Ceytra: “Funny story, my mother gave me my name. My real name is Tracey, so she just flipped the last three letters in my name & you get Ceytra.

Q: Favorite artists of all time?
Ceytra: “I gotta say Tupac, Lil kim, Missy Elliot, Lauryn Hill, DMX, Biggie, Hov, Beyoncé, Mary J Blige, Aaliyah, and Backstreet Boys.”

Q: What does Ceytra listen to?
Ceytra: “Right now, I’m in my R &B/ Rap mode so I’m listening to really that. I listen to RoTimi, Lucky Daye, DSVN, Saucy Santana, but it all depends on my mood lol.”

Q: What got you started in Post Op therapy?
Ceytra: “I have an 8 year experience working in the healthcare/ medical field, so my experiences getting surgery made me want to be an advocate for women. I went through a traumatic experience, so I want to make sure women get the best education and care. I’ve always had a passion for helping individuals.”

Q: Is it hard balancing your own company and music career?
Ceytra: “Yes it is lol. But I had to learn how to balance it. Working from morning till late then going to the studio or an event isn’t easy at all. But I have a passion for both, so I gotta balance both.”

Q: What has been the most challenging part of entrepreneurship?
Ceytra: “My dating life sucks lol. But really just trying to balance my personal life, business and music. I can’t be in 10 places at once which is challenge for me. I literally have to tell people I have to pencil you in my book lol.”

Q: Do you have any advice for upcoming female entrepreneurs?
Ceytra: “My message for my ladies trying to be an entrepreneur is to always remain who you are and have tough skin. Being an entrepreneur will definitely break you if you can’t take the pressure. Always believe in yourself. Despite what anyone thinks, you have to stand out and be different.”

Q: What are some challenges of being a female in this industry?
Ceytra: “We don’t get the same respect as the men. I don’t like how the industry treats us women as objects, like a toy. But I also think, the industry is changing because we’re using our voices and demanding our RESPECT!”

Q: What motivates you to keep going?
Ceytra: “I lost my father three years ago and he always believed in my full potential. He never wanted me to give up on my goals & aspirations. I watched my father fight till his last day, so I got my motivation from him to keep fighting everyday & never give up!”

Q: What’s next for Ceytra?
Ceytra: “You never know what’s next for Ceytra. I move in silence lol. But my future is filled with endless possibilities. Right now, I’m just focused on growing my business, making new music and I’m testing out management for artists.”

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SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS ANNOUNCES JOZZY AS FIRST ARTIST SIGNED TO LOVE RECORDS AT BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

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Grammy Award-winning recording artist and songwriter Jozzy debuted her new single “Replay” on TV at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 15). In addition to her performing the song at the award ceremony, it was also announced that Jozzy is the first artist signed to LOVE RECORDS – Sean “Diddy” Combs’ newest record label venture. 

“Replay” marks Jozzy’s official release under the new R&B label and will be the single to her forthcoming EP, Jozzy has made a name for herself in the music industry as a songwriter and producer having penned hits such as Billy Ray Cyrus’s verse on Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” as well as tracks for Summer Walker, Mary J. Blige, Pharrell Williams, and Coldplay, Jozzy is now preparing to fully embrace her artistry in her own right. As the first artist signed to LOVE RECORDS, Jozzy is focused on creating timeless R&B music and stepping out in the spotlight. 

Diddy stated LOVE RECORDS will be dedicated to R&B music and will release singles and collaborative projects from a collective of world-class artists, producers, and songwriters. 

With Jozzy’s official debut of “Replay,” she’s letting fans into her world and inviting them to get to know her on a whole new level as an artist. 

Jozzy is managed by both RocNation and Hallwood Media. 

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Alaan Creates A Heavy Moment On “Cheatin”

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Alaan (@Alaanlllisn’t holding back this time around. His newest EP, ‘Between Her & Music,’ is a statement to everyone in his area. His latest visual is for the intro track, “Cheatin.” As an artist in the DMV, not many people have access to the industry. His willingness to create without the pressure of sounding like what he hears on the radio is unique. Between Her & Music is a bold 7-track offering that features an emotional roller coaster for all of his fans. Clocking in just under 16-minutes, the new project leaves his listeners wanting more.

The Never2Big crooner is getting closer and closer to cementing himself as a top dog in the DMV’s R&B scene. With creatives like Shann, Matt McGhee, and LVRN’s Alex Vaughn making waves, Alaan fits right in. His latest visual for “Cheatin” tells a story the whole way through. Although he might have the look of a rapper, his voice and subject matter are as R&B as it gets. The mini-movie shows the battle-tested creative feeling like he was invisible watching his lover pair with someone else. Although she tries to act like everything is okay, he knows she is dealing with someone else.

Press play on his latest visual for “Cheatin” and stream his newest EP, ‘Between Me & Her’ today!

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Joey Bada$$ announces new album ‘2000’ to be released on 6/17 + North American tour

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Joey Bada$$ officially announces his new album, 2000, slated for release on June 17th, 2022 via Columbia Records. The album will arrive nearly 10 years to the date after the release of his classic mixtape, 1999. Along with the album announcement, Joey announces a 20-date North American summer tour.

Check out the full tour routing and details below and stay tuned for more from Joey Bada$$ coming soon.

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