Spirit of Oya

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post title background Pledge to Love You … by Using Your Gift

As I’ve continued to reflect on the inspiration behind my latest song “Pledge to Love You” this month, I’ve been thinking about ways I help people discover their gifts. I do my best to motivate and inspire, because I want people to take the steps to move forward with their dreams. Still, I understand that sometimes we just get caught up with life and the daily routine. We have to pay our bills, take care of our kids and significant others, and, of course, take care of ourselves! While these tasks are all just a necessary part of the “daily … Continue reading »

post title background Time to Celebrate YOU

Sometimes when I sit down to write a new blog entry to share with you, I find myself in a space where I am writing about exactly what I need. And the experience becomes about sharing not what I know, but what I am learning. Today, I have been thinking about how much I have been RUNNING – running and pushing through all of 2012 … the entire year! I appreciate my ability to run so much, as it allows me to reach my goals. (It is how I was able to reach my goal of putting out the Spirit … Continue reading »

post title background Spirit of Oya CD released September 23, 2012

  It’s September 23!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My dream as a little girl and big girl for that matter has come true. LOL My CD SPIRIT OF OYA dedicated to my Father has been officially released on his Birthday and now avail on iTunes! Happy Birthday Father! I Thank God for your loving and powerful Spirit in assisting me in becoming the woman and artist I am today! Okey dokey everyone now go click on iTunes link below and go download SPIRIT OF OYA and help me celebrate Father’s Bday :0) iTunes  – digital download Also Available on the following sites: SPIRIT OF … Continue reading »

post title background Oya’s photo shoot for the Spirit of Oya CD

YOU TUBE LINK FOR BEHIND THE SCENES ON OYA’S PHOTO SHOOT    http://youtu.be/ZQjEt6BwbrY Check me and my team out behind the scenes on the Spirit of Oya CD photo shoot. This was  a very special day for me because this photo shoot was for my childhood dream. To be taking pictures for my CD was a bit surreal but it felt so good. Over the years I have produced several shoots so it was wonderful to put a team together that I felt could take control and allow me to just be the artist. I wanted something very specific and … Continue reading »

post title background OYA THOMAS DEBUT SINGLE “LOVE” NOW ON ITUNES

OYA THOMAS DEBUT SINGLE “LOVE” NOW ON ITUNES Independent Artist Inspires and Uplifts The Soul August 15, 2012, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Soulful independent artist, Oya Thomas, highly anticipated new single “LOVE” is now available on iTunes. “LOVE” is an up tempo thankful salute to the tales of life swaddled by the blessings of love. It is a heartfelt tribute to the divine beauty of the world as felt through the Spirit of Oya. LISTEN TO “LOVE” NOW iTUNES SOUNDCLOUD YOUTUBE “LOVE” is one of 10 tracks off her soon to be released debut album “Spirit of Oya”. The project … Continue reading »

post title background Live Your Dreams

I meet so many people who have given up on the dreams they had as little kids, because they have been repeatedly told those dreams are crazy, or that living them out is not realistic. They have been brought down by those who have told them they need to lower the bar for what they can imagine and achieve in order to avoid disappointment. But I have personally come to discover that there is no such thing as a crazy dream. And it has become one of my greatest missions on earth to share my own experiences with others to … Continue reading »

post title background What is Success?

We’re given a lot of mixed messages about what it means to be successful in our lives. And many of us want to – and even feel pressured to – succeed in everything we do. “Success” is a concept that’s incredibly important to me, and that’s why I wanted to take a moment to talk about what it means to me personally … and how you can turn your own quest for success into a positive, driving force in your own life. First of all, let’s look at the official definition of “success:”  According to The Oxford Dictionary, success is … Continue reading »

post title background The Beauty of Music

Just stop for a moment and imagine a world without music. That is a painful moment! For me, music brings my world to new heights; it brings inspiration, color and joy. Whether I am writing a new song, singing at a concert or listening to a song I love – the spirit of the music moves me. I feel it in my soul. The beauty of music is that there is something for everyone, for all taste for all backgrounds. Whether poor or wealthy, living in a city or small town, 7 years old or 100 years old, music is … Continue reading »