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First Look: Whitney Houston Played By America’s Next Top Model Star YaYa Dacosta

MOBO- FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014 12:09 PM GMT

Former America’s Next Top Model star Yaya DaCosta will play Whitney Houston, in a biopic about the singer’s life, it has been revealed. Lifetime’s early-2015 biopic Whitney Houston (working title)—directed by the singer’s Waiting to Exhale costar Angela Bassett- has just began shooting. Even though Yaya does not have the same vocal range as the late R&B diva, she has the look down to perfection, as the first promotional photo demonstrates, with its striking resemblance to the pop star’s original 1987 Whitney album cover. As for how she prepared for the shoot, she said: “I just looked at the picture and did the pose!”

The biopic will focus on Whitney’s relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown and will not address her death in 2012, which is something Bassett told TMZ she did not want to highlight.

“We’re not interested in dragging her life again through, you know, the muck. She had to play out her choices, and the consequences of them, in a very hot, glaring spotlight, but we’re not interested in dragging that through again.”

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Author: Adenike Gboyega

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7 Ways to Get an Artist to Cut Your Song | MusicWorld® | BMI.com

Cliff Goldmacher states:

Writing for yourself is where it starts, but keep the artist in mind throughout your process

When you’re starting out as a songwriter, a common scenario is that something in your life moves you to the point where you’re inspired to write about it, and thus, your song is born. This may still be the case – and on some level, I hope so – but if you’re hoping that someone other than you will record your song, here are some essential strategies to keep in mind.

1. Make your song memorable and easy to learn.
There are several ways to create a memorable song. First and foremost, is there something about it that sticks in the listener’s mind and sets it apart? That’s a great place to start. Almost as important, though, is whether the song is easy to learn. If it is, then lots of things can happen. Not only can music fans pick up on it and sing along, but an artist is much more likely to connect with it and learn it as well. Lyrically, making sure your rhyme scheme is consistent in the verses and that your choruses are simple and the same from chorus to chorus is a great start. Regarding your melody, while it should be unique and memorable, it also helps to keep away from something so complicated that it’s tough to learn. Remember, in order for an artist to record your song, they have to learn it. The easier you can make that job for them, the better.  Read more on ….

7 Ways to Get an Artist to Cut Your Song | MusicWorld® | BMI.com.

Whitney is back and I’m loving every moment…

I am soooo happy to see and hear Whitney again!  It was great to see two powerful women sitting together and embracing the love and support that women need to have for each other.  It is up to us to pull our sisters up from any type of oppression and help to bring them forth out of their turmoil.  I had tears in my eyes and somethimes could not utter a word as Whitney and Oprah had their conversation about the struggle that many women face whether famous or not.  As I sit here expressing my thoughts, it fills my heart with joy to see the love expressed by millions about the return of Whitney Houston.

Whitney-You are every woman and you are inside of us all!

Speaking of….my day!

Certainly today has had it rewards. Just knowing that in a very few short days, there will be another artist breaking into the market. The anxiety for the artist is through the roof, so much that the artist is not even asking questions or commenting on the fact that all of his childhood dreams are realizing themselves.

It’s funny how we wish and wish for things to happen in our lives and when it happens we are in disbelieve. As the saying goes…be careful what you wish for because you just might get it!  And I would venture to say …be thoughtful about what you wish for and you will get it!!

Freedom

Blogging may birth itself for me as a sense of freedom. Free to speak my mind and share my thoughts!!! I wonder who will listen? As Envogue once sang-“Free your mind and the rest will follow.”

Micheal Jackson

I am mourning the loss of a musical genius!  Not only that, a person whose life has been scrutinzed. Do we not only do this to high profile individuals or do we do this to our neighbor, co-worker or someone we don’t really know. We should all take a look in the mirror-I am talking about the one that reflects and really check ourselves!!

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