Bio

 

PNMA is a Washington, D.C. - based singer, songwriter, producer and vocal arranger. Her eclectic band of alternative R&B plants her virtually alone on an island of genre-shattering rebelliousness teeming with raw emotion, sensuality and bounce. She describes her sound as an an aural isthmus that bridges two worlds, exploring the duality of the human condition.

 

PNMA began singing at the young age of three, and songwriting at twelve years old. Coming from a family convinced there was no financial future in music, she initially decided to pursue a career in Psychology. It didn't take long for her to realize that music was her calling and she left the University of Maryland to enroll in Howard University's vocal jazz program. Here she polished her signature syncopation, complex cadences and high-contralto singing style. During college, PNMA worked as lead writer, session singer and day-to-day project organizer for House Studio DC; penning the hits "Survivalism" for Mannywellz and "History" with Kokayi. Her work on the BOOMscat album No Life Jacket helped to land them at #18 on the iTunes R&B charts. 

 

PNMA has spent over five years working with music's brightest stars, including Joe Maye of NBC's The Voice, GRAMMY®-nominated vocalist Carolyn Malachi, RA the MC, M.O.P.,  Mick Jenkins, and many more. In 2016, she officially joined forces with Reggie Volume (producer for Wale, Fabolous) and formed the production and songwriting duo "TheHVNs".  PNMA is currently finalizing projects with Reesa Renee, Alex Vaughn and Chaz French, touring intimate venues throughout the DMV and finishing her debut album set to release in Spring 2018; tentatively titled Facades.

 

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