Africa Miranda: Born To Win
Miranda:â€œI see myself securing a recording contract in the very near future, and taking my career on a global scale. I've had the opportunity to perform in various venues in New York City, Alabama, and Miami. I can't wait to travel overseas.â€?
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Where She's From: Africa Miranda, whose Zodiac sign is Capricorn, was born in Boston, MA, and raised in Montgomery, AL, and considers Alabama her home. She graduated from Alabama State University and from there moved to New York City to fully pursue my music career.
Where Sheâ€™s At: â€œI definitely consider myself to be on the verge,â€? Miranda says. â€œI've been working very hard the last few years developing my craft: recording, songwriting, performing---and now thanks to the exposure I've gained from being a finalist in the My Grammy Moment competition, there are so many doors and opportunities open to me.â€?
â€œI feel my biggest challenge is staying positive in the face of setbacks and negativity. When things don't go according to plan, which is often, you have a choice to view it as a negative or a positive. I work hard to see the lesson in everything and keep moving forward no matter what. I feel that this mindset has helped me get this far and will continue to take me all the way,â€? she continues.
Mirandaâ€™s hard work has translated into several accomplishments. Sheâ€™s been a Top 3 Finalist in the My Grammy Moment competition; Featured story in People Magazine, Hip Hop Weekly, and Cove Magazine. She also featured on Vibe Magazine 2007 Artists on the Verge Compilation CD; featured artist on Webstar Presents: Caught in the Web album released on Universal/Motown.
Where Sheâ€™s Heading: â€œI see myself securing a recording contract in the very near future, and taking my career on a global scale. I've had the opportunity to perform in various venues in New York City, Alabama, and Miami. I can't wait to travel overseas.â€?
â€œIt is absolutely important to combine beauty with intelligence because a pretty face is nothing without intelligence. Also, beauty is extremely subjective, and it is guaranteed to fade. So if you base your self worth on it you will ultimately be disappointed,â€? Miranda cautions.
So how does Miranda dress to kill? â€œI use Kiehl'sâ€”very natural, great for your skin, and love the scents. Perfume: Delice de Cartierâ€”the best scent in the world, to me. Makeup: Becca Cosmetics for foundation, MAC for blush and eye shadows, Urban Decay for eye shadows.â€?
Mirandaâ€™s Words Of Wisdom: â€œDon't be afraid to ask for what you want; believe that you are worthy of it, and be ready to receive it.â€?
Mirandaâ€™s Secrets Of Success: â€œBe brave, take risks, and don't be afraid to stand alone.â€?
Mirandaâ€™s Favorite Three Movies: â€œThe Color Purple, Coming to America, Love Jones.â€?
Mirandaâ€™s Favorite Three Books: â€œTheir Eyes Were Watching God, The Alchemist, Charlotte's Web.â€?
Three Leaders That Have Most Inspired Miranda: â€œOprah Winfrey, Malcolm X and
The First Three Things Miranda Would Do As President: â€œEstablish national health care, have the government pay for higher education, and raise minimum wage.â€?
Mirandaâ€™s Favorite Car: â€œI love convertibles soâ€”Porsche.â€?
Mirandaâ€™s Favorite Musicians/Entertainers And Songs: â€œPrince â€“ Adore; Sting - Fields of Gold; Sade-Is it a Crime; Outkast â€“ Elevators; Notorious B.I.G.- One More Chance.â€?
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