Emerging artist Akeylah Simone, debuting her first single “Uncertainty”

Akeylah Simone, from Newport News, VA is just getting her feet wet as a singer, songwriter, and now recording artist. While she has been singing and performing since her first time on stage at an elementary school talent contest, songwriting has recently gained her focus and she is ready to share it with the world.

Her love for music is deeply rooted in her upbringing. Raised by two musicians, Akeylah,developed a passion for singing and music exploration early on. She always knew she would be a performer and that she would pursue a life onstage. She was so certain by age 7, she was practicing her Bruce Horns by set in her room every night--just to be ready. She is sure to get up onstage with her dad, Bobby Black hat as often possible. She has also been featured on a few of his albums singing back-up vocals, solos and even her own cover of “Fever” with her younger sister.

Music has always been her outlet for dealing with stress and anxiety, and that inspired her to create a series of “Therapy Sessions.” These consisted of hours of creating, singing, and sharing her best moments with her family and friends through social media. The feedback and encouragement motivated Akeylah to revisit some of her original work. She has now recorded her first full track,originally written seven years ago.

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