KOKOnista Of The Day: Ciara Is The Melanin Beauty Empowering Ladies To Powerfully Love Themselves

Ciara Princess Wilson is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and model empowering ladies all around the world.


Ciara Princess Harris was born in Austin, Texas,  the only child of Jackie and Carlton Clay Harris. An army brat, she grew up in Germany, New York, Utah, California, Arizona, and Nevada.

She was named after the Revlon fragrance Ciara which was introduced in 1973 and is still sold today. During her teens, Ciara and her family settled in Atlanta, Georgia.


She traveled around the world during her childhood, eventually moving to Atlanta, Georgia, where she joined the girl group Hearsay.
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The group recorded demos, but as time went on, they began to have differences and eventually parted ways.
Despite this setback, Ciara was still determined to reach her goal and signed a publishing deal as a songwriter.

She later signed a publishing deal and befriended producer Jazze Pha, who recorded demos that would appear on her debut album. With his help, Ciara signed a record deal with LaFace Records.

Her first writing credit was on Blu Cantrell’s debut album, So Blu for the song “10,000 Times”. She also wrote the song “Got Me Waiting” for R&B singer Fantasia Barrino’s debut album, Free Yourself. It was when she was writing songs that she met music producer, Jazze Pha, whom she called her “music soulmate”. In 2002, the two recorded four demos, “1, 2 Step”, “Thug Style”, “Pick Up the Phone”, and “Lookin’ at You”, which all appeared on her debut album, which was released two years later. “1, 2 Step” was the second single released from it and became a hit.

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 19: Ciara attends the 2017 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

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