You'll lose your heart to Whyte, whose silky voice is one of the best in Cleveland.”

— Chuck Yarborough/The Plain Dealer

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Mariama Whyte

Whether in the recording studio, featured on national stages, or crafting a poignant song, Mariama Whyte has the secret recipe that is certain to satisfy even the most discerning palette. A multi-hyphenate artist from Cleveland, OH, Mariama is a dynamic singer, songwriter, recording artist, and actor whose musical foundation lies in R&B/soul, yet her vocal and lyrical abilities span across various genres including reggae, inspirational, and pop music. An author and former Broadway touring performer with The Lion King and The Color Purple, Mariama has been recognized for her artistry in her hometown, being awarded a 2020 Artist Residency from Karamu House as well as a 2019 Verge Fellowship from Cleveland Arts Prize. 

Mariama is excited to release her new single, This is a Gift that will be included on her full length album, Hey You It's Me.  She showcases her unique lyrical style along with playful and powerful vocals throughout to  deliver a timeless message of love. With this release, she continues in the tradition of delivering uplifting, clever and heartfelt songs evident in her previous releases such as We Be One, I Need You, and This Mother's Life. 

Stay tuned for more from Mariama Whyte!