NYALLAH

Vocalist • Writer • Muse Creator @TheLoftSessionsLA USC Thornton '19 💌 : nyallahmusic@gmail.com

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🌱 | Thank you to the folx at @zenandkush + the lovely @lizzyjeff for hosting a beautiful healing event last night! Much love to all the artists, vendors + supporters who showed love yesterday.
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Sharing some new stuff with y’all very very soon, keep an eye out for new tings! ✨ { #livemusic }

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🌿 | Hello lovelies of the InterWebs!
In honor of the upcoming “Full Moon Function” event hosted by yours truly + @oakheartoracle, we having a lil giveaway! 💫 This last year has been a trying yet fruitful chapter of life, as much as there have been challenges there have been many blessings, many lessons in disguise. Some of y’all have shared with me how much the daily affirmations/quotations have helped with your own individual self-care journey, and it brings me so much love + light to hear that we’re all in this thang. Together. Whole-heartedly, as we continue to better understand Self and all that we have to offer (as individuals as well as a unit). So thank you, first and foremost, for the reminder that no one is alone on this road to self-discovery.
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THREE lucky winners will receive a handwritten journal filled with unreleased lyrics, affirmations, poems, and quotations I’ve gathered from the last year. Mixed in w/ a few sarcastic comments + to-do lists, along with the journal winners will receive ✨FREE ADMISSION✨ to our Full Moon Function on December 2nd, where I’ll be doing a set + co-hosting 💛
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Issa deal? Hell yea it is. All ya gotta do is:
1) like this post
2) repost the flyer [second photo]
3) tag @n.yallah
〰️ DEADLINE: November 28th!
Y’all got two weeks, DM me if you have any questions, goodluuuuuck 🌱✨ { #giveaway }

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🌅 | “All the street lights,
Glowin’, happen to be
Just like moments passing in front of me
So I hopped in the cab and I paid my fare
See I know my destination, I'm just not there.” - Streetcar by @danielcaesar
〰️ LA residents have been blessed af with these sunsets, good Goddess. Thankful for you, thankful for your continuous love + beauty, you are all that is needed. { #sunset }

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🌱 | Shoutout to Mother Earth for giving us 70 degree weather in LA! Laying the shorts/sandals to rest + replacing them with my grandpa sweaters/Dr Martens. Speaking of Mama Earth...
〰️ GIG ALERT
Next Saturday we’re celebrating the Gaia at @zenandkush hosted by the lovely @lizzyjeff. Come thru for yoga, live music, vendors, tarot card readings + more! Early bird tickets are available until Monday 11/13, see y’all soon!! 20% w/ code VIBRATIONS 〰️ 11.18 - Zen and Kush (hosted by Lizzy Jeff)
Tickets @ earth.splashthat.com
📷 by @blckamber { #zenandkush }

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🌕 | Co-hosting a full moon celebration w/ @oakheartoracle on December 2nd!
〰️ Celebrate the new cycle with us as we gather for dinner at 6 pm + finish the night off w/ a function!
Full dinner, live music, live painting, dance party, open bar, 420 friendly (free joint w/ ticket sale).
$15 presale, discounted tickets available for college students via DM. Link in bio. { #fullmoonparty }

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💈 | Lord be my witness...
📷 by @magloirehavemercy { #liquorstore }

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💓 | Thanks so much to everyone who came thru last Friday for ACA’s final Mental Health Awareness Month event! I had a great time listening to everyone’s experiences regarding mental health, thank you for allowing me to share some stories regarding my own personal journey with mental health as well. Shoutout to all the other performers, thank you for being brave enough to share your story.
〰️ Since we’re on the subject of mental health, I’ve been going thru the run around with mine as of late. I’ve been learning a lot about how I cope with unwanted energy, my shadow’s role in my daily, my hand in the situations I find myself in. It’s not a smooth path, this shit gets more challenging the deeper you get into it. However I am beginning the learn the importance of acknowledging all aspects of a situation (regardless of whether they fit into your mindset at a given time), to forgive even when met with opposition, to find the light in every scenario regardless the circumstance. It’s taking some time. There have been road blocks here and there. But the lessons are worth the discourse. I will continue to put in the work; no matter how tired I may get, no matter how often the fear attempts to creep in, no matter how much they hate, no matter how much shit is talked (ya, I fuckin’ hear all that mess! ✨)
The monkey chatter doesn’t matter, y’all can keep talkin’ ya shit, I’m learning it’s only excess noise going on in the midst of this journey. The work has to get done, it will, and I’m the only who can do it. I have to. With or without the help. Let’s get it.
+++ happy Halloween boos! 🎃🍭 { #inprogress }

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🌷 | Peace y’all, happy Monday!
Got some goodies to share with ya.
〰️ I just finished an interview with @christina.sara for @happeningindtla, where I discuss influences, vulnerability, my creative process, my upcoming EP (yessss it’s comin’!) and being a full-time student while also pursuing a musical career.
Thank you so much again for having me, it was a pleasure reflecting with you.
Link in bio. Let me know what you think!
Photos captured by @j.essink { #happeningindtla }

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🍊 | Mood bc I’m performing next week!
10.27 / Ground Zero Performance Cafe / 7 PM / FREE
〰️ I’ll be sharing a few songs about mental health, self care + all that good stuff in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month next Friday! Stop by Ground Zero for a milkshake + live music/poetry, all for the low price of ✨ free ✨ hope to see y’all there!
📷 : @amber.jaee { #livemusic }

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🎶 | Thank you to everyone who came thru for the Second Year Pop Midterm Friday!
Here's a snippet of part of our set, I'm sangin' bout them bad girls, the sad girls + more! ✨ Comment ya thoughts, thankful to be able to share my gift with folx + to be able to do so by way of those who came before us. Have a great night! { #donnasummer }

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🌸 | Much love to those who are willing to build relationships regardless the distance.
Much love to those who are open to sharing pieces of themselves with others.
Much love to those who act with the intention of healing those outside of ourselves.
〰️ S/o to @jena_dominique for being a dope queen + starting up a cute pen pal exchange! Excited for what's to come during this exchange, thankful it was delivered safely. Much love, you'll be hearing from me soon ✨
Postcard by @streetsalad.co { #penpal }

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🦋 | Footage from "Girls Girls Girls" last week w/ @hellalooks + @leiminspace
〰️ Thank y'all so much for coming thru last week + sharing space with us. Thank you once again to @hellalooks / @neijahlanae for inviting me, always grateful to share my art + experience with others especially with family. In case you missed last week, here's a few clips to give ya lil taste.
P.S. the project is in da works.
It's comin' soon, I promise ;) { #goodmorning }

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🍊 | Saw this today in Little Tokyo.
Spread knowledge in any + all ways you can, especially in spaces that used to be home to marginalized folx (until gentrification took place that is).
Did y'all know that Little Tokyo used to be home to Black/Brown/Native folx? During the Great Migration out of the South and WWII, many Afrikan migrants moved to began the West Coast, where labor shortages in the defense industry brought new employment opportunities. Bronzeville, the area now known as Little Tokyo/Arts District, provided space for these communities to relocate.
〰️ Hope y'all have a great weekend + learn a thing or two you didn't know prior.
📻 : Black & Ugly by @rapsody + @bjthechicagokid on #LailasWisdom { #gentrification }

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🌷| "To whom much is given, much is required."
Beautiful, thankful for the experience you manifested + the memories created within the space. Thankful for artistry, thankful for the gift of giving, thankful for Mama + those who utilize her roots/soil/petals/leaves to bring joy to others.
Happy Autumn, + thank you @moses.
〰️ captured by me + @dahliaelliott { #aromanticism }

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🍓 | Friendly nightly reminders:
1) you are capable of all you imagine + more
2) you are made of magick gifted from the ancestors
3) the universe [aka u, urself, + I] got ya back as much as you got yo' own, so show UP to yourself.
I love you like you were me, because we one in da ✨same✨. Have a good night kings + queens.
〰️ Shot by Maya Bingham { #goodnight }

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🕊️ | Who we are is
Who we now choose to be.
When we make mistakes
Or do not achieve the success we'd anticipated,
Let's examine our actions at THAT moment,
Then take our lessons with us and move on.
The future will become the present,
We need to anticipate and prepare for it. { #lookingforward }

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〰️ 🌷 | Affirmation: I maintain a loving internal dialogue with myself. My words inspire love, empower greatness, and awaken truth. I water my ascension like a growing plant.
Grand rising, may your week be filled with lessons + knowledge learned. Bless. { #grandrising }

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🌺 | Nyallah by @kennatree
Background: art found at @leiminspace #BlackArt

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🌷 | "You can’t trust yourself if you’re not listening / You can’t trust yourself if you're not fair..."
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I was reminded of my purpose this weekend.
I haven't been performing in a minute (literally as well as figuratively). I’ve been very detached from reality. In my head, unlearning aspects of myself I no longer find suitable, coming to terms with parts of the past, recognizing the blessings in every thing.
Growing, essentially.

The last six or seven months have been wild. Months ago, if you were to ask me where I would be now, I wouldn’t have thought I would be open to being vulnerable about my pain/insecurities. Never did I think I would be writing out my trauma for all to see lol, and never did I think people would be vibing to and singing along to my struggles (+ actually relate 100% !)
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Creation (n) : the act of bringing into existence of the universe, especially when regarded as an act of God.
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Read that again.
"An act of God."
What a privilege we artists have, to be able to reveal our wounds and simultaneously heal that of others. Sometimes I forget that this is a privilege, that this ain’t about me. This ain’t about us, it’s something bigger. We’re doing this for a bigger purpose, a purpose we might never truly understand, but that's a risk we must be willing to take as artists.

This weekend was a blessing. Thank you to @passionfruitsla + @arthoecollective for allowing me to share my craft, thanks to those who were present in the space. Thank you for laughing with me, crying with me, being joyous with me. Thank you for reminding me the importance of vulnerability, I am so thankful for the energy I received this weekend. Y’all reminded me why I do this, I am so grateful. More coming soon, peace. { #blessings }

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🔸 | "Life makes sense when there is an eternal order and an eternal life behind the uncertain and momentary experience of life-and-death.
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The more we are able to find pleasure, the more we are vulnerable to pain. Whether in background or foreground, the pain is always with us.
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If living is to end in pain, incompleteness, and nothingness, it seems a cruel and futile experience for beings who are born to reason, help, create + love." { #alanwatts }

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🏡 | "The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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From The Loft Sessions to many conversations, this space became a hub for creation/love/family/growth. Ideas were manifested in this space, relationships were developed, lessons were learned. I am very thankful that I experienced this chapter of my life whilst in this space, thankful I was able to create a home here as well as within myself, thankful for the beings who flowed through the space. Loft 102, thank you for your melody. { #newbeginnings }

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🌷 | Set rising rituals for Self.
Started my day off with an hour dedicated to removing distractions: no electronics, no human contact, no music. I spent this hour reading, journaling, and setting my intentions for the day. It is important to start your day balanced, whatever that means to you. You will be amazed with your ability to navigate through your day to day.

Have a blessed one, on purpose tho!
(P.S. s/o @itsduxmusic for the book) { #goodrising }

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🕊️ | (Re)born. Slowly, but surely.
Shot by @shaina.santos { #thepresent }

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🌸 | Happy Sunday from lil Ny #ThrowBack

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✴️ | Healing. Growing.
Understanding. Living. Thriving.
It is all coming to(get)her. { #thankyou }

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🍊 | Your heart is alive.
Keep listening to what it has to say. { #goodmorning }

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🌞 | "Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested."
Took some time but I finished this read earlier this afternoon. It was a journey going through this book, very grateful that I received it as a gift. The lessons it shared will be forever be ingrained. { #thealchemist }

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⛅️ | Growth doesn’t come from having one good thing after another happen to us.
It comes when we are able to learn from the difficulties that we face while cultivating gratitude for what we have while we face it. { #blessings }

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🔮 | "Won't you shadow dance for me..."
shot by @imanye_west { #lastnight }

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