Being a part of the solution of life’s challenges is part of Ieshia’ core values. As an Oklahoma singer and songwriter, IESHIA, as she is now becoming nationally recognized, has been helping to find solutions for the homeless and the children impacted by those conditions.
The introduction into the world of service began when her father, then a transit driver, invited a person in need of shelter into their home. IESHIA worked with the rest of the family to provide food and shelter for those in need from the time she was a teenager.
Today, IESHIA, is expanding her area of service to be a voice for those battling HIV/AIDS. She has served as grand marshal for AIDS Walk OKC in Oklahoma City. “The numbers are increasing across the country,” IESHIA said. “If I can use my voice here in Oklahoma and around the country to make people aware of the importance of direct care, food and resources, then things will change.”
“Now that IESHIA is recording with IT Music Group, She can write songs with lyrics that will empower and remind folks that it is our responsibility to help others,” IESHIA said. “This vehicle allows me to take my message to the masses.”
In March 2014 IESHIA landed the number two spot on the countdown chart here in Oklahoma on KRMP 92.1 with her single called That’s for me ft Sabrina Antoinette. IESHIA has opened for KID INK, Omarion, T Pain, KIRKO BANGZ, PROBLEM, YG, and YUNG NATION just to name a few.
With her new single JAM ft. SNOOP DOGG, IESHIA is one step closer to making her dream come true, dreams that have included becoming OKLAHOMA”S own POP, R&B, Hip Hop Artist star.
The road map to my future is not etched in stone, but I am open to all the possibilities.
IT Music Group Presents National Recording Artist "IESHIA"
“IESHIA”, the fresh young female artist taking Oklahoma City by storm is dominating the air waves across Urban, Rhythmic, and Top 40 charts in the Top 200 National Billboard. She is the first recording artist in her genre to blaze three chart topping areas with not one song, but two in the Oklahoma City market. The local radio stations, concert promoters and businesses are taking great notice as door after door opens wide to receive the young thought provoking artist.
“I can’t say how amazing it is to be received in such an overwhelming way. I never expected this response, I just work hard and do my best. I love it and I am so thankful,” says IESHIA, referencing her humble beginnings. “In the beginning, we were just working hard to serve a cause that was bigger than us in the best way we knew how. Music has always been a big part of who I am and it motivates me… so of course, I volunteered to sing for a great cause.”
What started as an idea to help her family serve the homeless population blossomed into a plan and purpose for IESHIA. “I want to create a safe haven for people transitioning out of homeless shelters. I want each person to be able to move into an apartment they can call home as they gradually move back into a place of self-sufficiency. My dream is to create a 60-apartment complex that will serve the recently restored population in Oklahoma City and I know it’s possible,” says they young artist.
“IESHIA” isn’t the normal artist you find looking to make it rich and get famous,” her father and manager, Anthony Thomas says. “In fact, she isn’t a normal young adult either. She is completely self-less and I think that is why so many entities gravitate to her. She is very humble and very intelligent. I know that even if I am not around, she is going to make the right choice… the moral choice, and that is a great feeling to have.”
“I am determined to be a positive influence for young ladies everywhere. I have a standard regarding my lyrics, dress and attitude that I refuse to compromise. I can only imagine it helps but regardless, I will stand unwaveringly behind my beliefs” IESHIA says firmly.
In a media market where “Trap” Music is growing in popularity and R & B is a dying genre, IESHIA’s fresh style and unique approach makes her shine like a diamond in the rough. With endorsements from some of the industry’s top DJ’s including, DJ Carisma, who named IESHIA “California Pick of the Week” and national spin play she is receiving from the BakaBoyz, professionals like Mack McKinney (who has produced hits for the likes of Ne-Yo and other top artists) are happy to work with the young artist. Even Kevin Lewis, President of VirdiKO has serviced her record to DJ’s across the US. This new hit-maker has gained major support from OG Cuicide, OneWest Magazine and OneWest Radio.
After one of IESHIA's performance, Tony Neal of 'Core DJ's' told IESHIA that he has ONLY told two women in his life that they were amazing, the first was a young lady in a crash, Aaliyah and the other was IESHIA. This short but powerful statement has seared the spirit of the child, deemed as the "90's baby" and fueled the direction of her creative energies to direct a project in tribute to the Anniversary of Aaliyah's passing. In a recent interview, IESHIA said. "If I can use my voice here in Oklahoma to make people aware of the importance of direct healthcare, food, and resources, I can use my talents to inspire the next generation around the world to embrace true talented artists whose lives were cut short too soon." In this, IESHIA has created a mixtape and is available to the public FREE for DOWNLOAD to keep the memory alive of a musical artist that has been the driving force for her career, posthumously.
“At the beginning and end of the day, I am a philanthropist. It is what wakes me up and puts me to sleep. I grew up in a household that embraces love for all people. My parents have always imparted love without judgement and I want to continue the legacy they started in a much bigger way. My career is about more than an image or success, it is about giving back and loving others. At the beginning and end of each day, it’s all I care about” says IESHIA.
IESHIA, 24, has recorded songs with international recording artist Snoop Dogg and has opened for artist T-Pain, Omarion, Keyshia Cole, KID INK and many across the country and serve as great testimonies of her work ethic, stage performance and commanding voice. IESHIA has been a voice for those battling HIV/AIDS and recently performed to a welcoming crowd of 15,000 at the OKC Pride Festival.
IESHIA is currently performing in public schools across the state helping to celebrate the return of the school year and hopes to do so across the nation. It looks as though she may very well get that chance and soon as a large local non-profit with a brand new app for teens considers making her the face of their promotional campaign. The app focuses on the angle of teens helping teens fight the plight of teen homelessness and the everyday problems they face finding food, shelter, medical care and more.
IESHIA has been working as a radio personality for iheart KJ103 on the Brad B nightly show since June of 2016.
Local businesses have taken notice as well. Many are looking to IESHIA to provide endorsements, model products and perform at their events. It is an exciting time of exponential growth and opportunity for the young pop artist.
IESHIA would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the DJ’s and radio stations across the nation playing her music and her fans who continue to request it. If you haven’t had the opportunity to request it please reach out to your radio station and request IESHIA’s ‘JAM’, ‘Drop It Down’, and '90s Baby'.
For more information please visit IESHIAIMG.com. For booking, sales or media inquiries, please contact IT Music Group at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anthony Q Thomas (405) 215-7263.