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La'Nita M. Flournoy (Lala Maria), born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, is a songwriter, actress, dancer, musician, vocalist. La'Nita comes from a family of performing artists, she started singing at age 3. She was very bashful, no one knew of her talents outside of family until she was 10. She sung with a group her sister Angela R. Frazier started with cousins Bonita Scales and Arthur Scales called Kings Kids.
In high school her gifts of playing the piano andher voice blossomed more with the help of Mr.Delwin Roland. She had the opportunity to sing with Englewood High School Choir at the White House in December 2000. In 2003 she starred in an off-Broadway production called "Mama I Want to Sing" singing background in the choir, at the Harold Washington Cultural Center in Chicago, IL. She hasalso starred in several Madhi Theatre Company productions; "The Wiz, Chicago Style”, as a background singer, a munchkin and a dancer (2004), "School Daze 2005" as a background singer and dancer, “Hearts of Men” as a background singer(2005), and "The Wiz, Chicago Style" as the scarecrow (2006). Since 2007 she has starred in a Deavine Purpose Ministry production, "God Saw It" as one of the lead characters, background singer and dancer.
Now signed with StreetLigion LLC, Lala Maria has released “It’s A Love Story” her first of many albums. In this album you can hear the musical influences of Lauryn hill, Jill Scott, India Arie, Toni Braxton, Left eye and Da Brat. “My ultimate goal is to encourage others throughmusic letting them know no matter the circumstances you can make it thru and to bring back music where it made sense when people told stories”.
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