Ywada “Count Me Out”
Ywada was born the daughter of a songstress and a sound engineer. Ywada grew up surrounded by music. A vocalist extraordinaire, so much so she caught the eye of BET’s own, Dr. Bobby Jones at the tender age of 15. Ywada was granted the opportunity to perform on stage with multi-Grammy award winning artist Yolanda Adams, which would be captivated by her talent. With encouraging words from Yolanda Adams, Ywada vigorously continues working towards her dream.
In 2007, Ywada opened up for the hit R&B Group 112. Shortly after doing so, local press started to acknowledge her talented soulful voice. They took notice of her ability to become the character in her songs and her ability to touch the audience with the story she would tell through her music. Ywada went on to become the winner of Sarasota Florida “Singer of the Year” in 2007. With her music career on a steadfast paste, she has appeared on nationally known radio shows as well as featured on Southwest Florida’s ABC 7 News. Ywada has also become known nationally after appearing on 106 & Park “Wild Out Wednesday” in 2008.
Her new album would be put to use to encourage women to follow their dreams. Ywada is asked so frequently, “What inspires her to have a love for what she does”? Outside her influential inspirations such as Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Mary J. Bilge, Faith Evans, Gladys Knight, Kim Burrell, Karen Clark Shear, Cee Cee Winans, and countless others. Ywada response is always the same “I believe that God chose me to do this “music” and has put an anointing on my voice”. Ywada acknowledges that the “anointing” sets her apart from other artist in the industry. She so graciously states “I feel that there’s a great soul that lives within me”, this is why I will keep going no matter what obstacles get in my way, “I have to do this, it’s my calling”.
Ywada isn’t stopping there, she plans to have her voice and music around for a long time. She knows she’s more than just a “fly by night artist”. Ywada says, in the next five years: “I want to be on stage in front of millions of people still telling my story”.