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Accomplished Memphis singer and songwriter Tamikyo Inez: What You Need To Know


A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great. (Proverbs 18:16 NIV)


A RISING STAR 

MEMPHIS MADE — A longtime Mid-Southerner who has spent the better part of life in the Bluff City, Tamikyo Inez is a proud 1993 graduate of the historic Memphis Mitchell High School. Today, she is founder and CEO of “12 Disciples Entertainment,” a venture she appropriately dubs “my life.”

DALLAS — In case you don’t know her, Tamikyo Inez would like to introduce herself.

Widely regarded as an accomplished American singer and songwriter I  her own right, Tamikyo Inez was born on June 8, 1975 in Memphis, Tennessee.
A longtime Mid-Southerner who has spent the better part of life in the Bluff City, Tamikyo Inez is a proud 1993 graduate of the historic Memphis Mitchell High School.
Consequently, she enrolled at Memphis’ Southwest Tennessee Community College, where she had ultimately acquired an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration in 2108.

MORE ON TAMIKYO INEZ: tamikyoinez.com

Having adopted a keen passion for music, Tamikyo Inez sang her very first solo at the tender age of three, during which she grew up in the church, where she had become fixture in the choir.

Interestingly, this gifted and brilliant entertainer had endued what undoubtedly was a sometime tumultuous and stormy childhood, one that was mired by poverty and abuse, she told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week.


“Music has always been a vital source in my life.” — Mid-South Entertainer Tamikyo Inez


Much to her delight, though, it wasn’t until December 11, 2015 — or “at the most rock bottom place in my life,” she recalled — that Tamikyo Inez had witnessed the much-anticipated breakthrough she so desperately sought.

“God gave my life new meaning and purpose through songwriting,” she said. “That opened me up to learning the music business.”

And the rest, as they say, was history.

Today, Tamikyo Inez is the founder and CEO of “12 Disciples Entertainment,” a venture she appropriately dubs “my life.”

“Everything I see in life, I hear as a song,”   Tamikyo Inez said of her company, which is steadily attracting a national presence. “My music speaks to anyone who loves and anyone who seeks encouragement through music…especially to dreamers over 40 (years of age) who venture to explore more of life in their mature years.” 

Having adopted a keen passion for music, Tamikyo Inez sang her very first solo at the tender age of three, during which she grew up in the church, where she had become fixture in the choir.

Now with her debut single, “Well Deserved” scheduled to be released on August 9, such a milestone will be accompanied by a nationwide tour, during which Tamikyo Inez’s musical talents will be put in display in such places as Atlanta, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, among other major establishments.

“My mission is so inspire dreamers to achieve their dreams,” Tamikyo Inez said. “When God created us, He made each of us with a unique calling and purpose. Life has so many setbacks and distractions, but we must be zealous to return to God — His will, His way, and His purpose for our lives.”

NATIONAL STAR WATCH 

Now with her debut single, “Well Deserved” scheduled to be released on August 9, such a milestone will be highlighted by a nationwide tour, during which Tamikyo Inez’s musical talents will be put in display in such places as Atlanta, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, among other major establishments.

All things considered, amongst the things about which this Mid-South entertainer is especially grateful is that she never placed her dreams and purpose by the wayside.

In case you don’t know her, well, now you do.

So remember the name.

“I’m here to encourage you to never give up on God, because God had not given up on you,” Tamikyo Inez said. “My greatest inspiration is knowing why I woke up today and when I go to bed at night. I feel amazing, because I was busy fulfilling my purpose. I want that for everyone. That is the zealous life. INEZ (which stands for) I Need Everybody Zealous.”


For more information about Memphis-area Entertainer/Businesswoman Tamikyo Inez Ueal of 12 Disciples Entertainment, or to book her for a public appearance, connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/901tamInez/. Also, send email to: tamikyo@live.com.


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Memphis’ Faith Temple Ministries COGIC to celebrate its Scholarship Fund’s 25 years of existence this weekend

MEMPHIS — Mary Owens is all about higher education.

Take, for instance, how some 2 ½ decades ago, Owens, a longtime member of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ in Memphis, had become engaged in what was a pretty enthralling conversation with a few individuals during a women’s trip.

As Owens recalls, that’s when the notable concept of establishing a church scholarship fund had arose.

Kenneth Clancy, Bolton High School Class of 2017

“I put forth the challenge while talking across the aisle of the bus to the women that were in hearing distance,” Owens told Making Headline News this week. “We agreed that having a scholarship fund for our graduates would be great. And I said the one to establish it should be Lou Hoskin.”

Hoskin, a former member of Faith Temple, consequently served as director of the scholarship ministry for a number of years. Owens, meanwhile, has been director since 2005 and, come Sunday, she and rest of the FTMC membership will celebrate the Scholarship Fund’s 25th year of existence during a special worship service at 10 a.m. at 5191 Elvis Presley Boulevard.

Alonzo Grant IV, Houston High School Class of 2017

A licensed evangelist, Sunday School teacher, trustee member, the Reading Enhancement Program director as well as advisor for the Children’s Church, Owens admittedly finds great pleasure in overseeing a ministry that was officially established in 1992, in large part because witnessing high school graduates become the beneficiaries of monies raised by the church serves as a precursor, of sorts, to higher educational excellence.

“It’s an awesome and challenging job working with young people,” Owens, a full-time Mid-South-area realtor, said. “I have been working with young people for many years at Faith Temple. That’s my ministry to teach and train the next generation.”

Jordan Wright, Germantown High Class of 2017

As for the feeling that comes with contributing mightily to the future of those who have fulfilled the essential requirements to earn a scholarship, Owens emphasized that while playing such a role is what she deems as “just a start,” she is especially grateful whenever recipients accomplish such a feat as what will unfold Sunday as they prepare to make the lofty transition from high school to college.

“(We’re) calling, texting, making sure they can get a way to the church, encouraging them to keep God first always,” Owens said of the committee’s efforts in aiding youngsters to meet the church-mandated requirements for scholarships. “Also, the sky is the limit in Jesus Christ.”

While celebrating its Scholarship Ministry for 25 years of dedicatory service, Faith Temple will welcome its newest recipients for the Class of 2017.

A native of Grady, Arkansas, Andrew Jackson, Sr. founded Faith Temple in 1969. His son, Ivory Jackson, Sr. (pictured with his wife, Lisa) is the current Senior Pastor, the church’s second since its inception.

Acquiring scholarships this year will be Bolton High’s Kenneth Clancy, Houston High’s Alonzo Grant IV, and Germantown High’s Jordan Wright.

Clancy and Grant IV will enroll at nearby Southwest Tennessee Community College this fall. Wright has yet to decide on a school.

When asked what is so special about how FTMC has kept its Scholarship Ministry active for such a lengthy period of time, Owens credited Andrew Jackson, Sr., the church’s founder who served as Senior Pastor for 47 years until his retirement last June.

A native of Grady, Arkansas, Jackson, Sr. founded Faith Temple in 1969. His son, Ivory Jackson, Sr., is the current Senior Pastor, the church’s second since its inception.

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“The reason for the longevity I think is (because of) our founder, whom you know believes in educating us in the word and he wants our young people to excel in higher learning,” Owens said. “Also the scholarship committee — present and past — are still working to keep it going. Last but not least, the Faith Temple Ministries Church family keeps giving and we give great thanks to them all.”

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher of Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson is the former chief adjutant to Elder Andrew Jackson, Sr. of Faith Temple Ministries Church of God In Christ. Based in Dallas, Texas, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division. To reach Johnson, call him at 901-690-6587 or send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.