Ezina – The Soulful Rock Goddess
“In my music I allow the listener to hear the hurt, the pain, the tears, the lesson, the healing and laughter. I sing wrong notes on purpose sometimes to express the dysfunction or the pain of the experience. How can you sing of pain in the perfect pitch? It doesn’t make sense to me. Pain is not pretty...” Ezina
It seems unlikely for a former Miss Black USA to speak of anything that is not pretty. Taking one look at Ezina, it is downright impossible to see anything unattractive. However, life experiences and pain are gritty, real and raw just like her music and unstoppable spirit.
Ezina , grew up in Michigan as the eldest child to Jewish and African American parents. Perhaps being born under the Scorpio sign was what ignited the fire in her soul and personality. Ezina is the niece of R & B legend, Bobby Womack, evidence that musical talent is hereditary. Regardless of repetitive successes, Ezina has had her share of tribulations, contributing to an evident inner warrior.
Ezina defines indie artist. From the junction of her life that she left her label, she kept herself grounded and schooled, working towards becoming an attorney, a seemingly suitable career for such a powerful fighter. After working in countless law firms, she decided against a career in law and one she gained her degree from the University of Michigan, proceeded onto New York City where she briefly studied at the world famous Juilliard School. Finding school too restrictive, she set out to pave her own way as an indie artist.
Ezina breaks the norm even further with her guitar playing. While it is unusual enough to combine R&B and rock as well as be a black woman who masterfully plays the guitar, she wields a left-handed Paul Reed Smith custom 22 guitar named Birdie. Her fifth album, appropriately entitled, Rockaholic, displays much more of her rock vibe and unsurpassable talent on the guitar.
Ezina often refers to herself as “the quiet storm” which is relevant to both her demeanor and her music. She is wildly underestimated due to her sunny disposition and positive aura. Underneath the layers exists a force field of emotion and raw talent that hasn’t been matched in decades. With a classically trained voice and sounds that incorporate funk, soul, blues and rock it is an absolute mystery of what to expect until she steps up to the mic.
Ezina has a list of accomplishments that keeps gaining pages. She has found the time to write and publish several books, written 2 films which are in pre-production as well as working on her clothing line. Ezina is a true inspiration to women proving that any and all dreams can be accomplished through determination.
My Body- Mavin Records, 1986
Tempted- Victress Records 1995
Power of A Woman- Victress Records 2004
Surrender- Victress Records 2005
HotGirl Mixtape- Victress Records 2006
A Homegirl Returns to the Ghetto- Victress Publishing, 1996
Greens and Grits- Victress Publishing, 1998
New Blood From the Soul- Victress Publishing, 2001
HotGirl Diet- Victress Publishing, 2001
Make Money Now, Selling Music on the Internet- Victress Publishing, 2001
HotGirl Diet Cookbook- Victress Publishing ,2002
How to Make a Living as a Fulltime Artist- Victress Publishing, 2002
Starting From Scratch: How to Start a Profitable Record Company- Victress Publishing, 2003
Indie Artist Bootcamp: What You Gotta Know to Make the Dough-Victress Publishing, 2003
How to Start and Manage a Band- Victress Publishing, 2004
Raw & Living Foods 101- Victress Publishing, 2004
Book Your Own Damned Tour! - Victress Publishing, 2005
Divine Living Cuisine: Raw Food in a Cooked World- Victress Publishing, 2005
Tempted- Victress Publishing, 2005
Grow Your Star! - Victress Publishing, 2006
Power of A Woman- Victress Publishing, 2006
50 Tips To Ignite Your Music Career- Victress Publishing, 2006