In this double feature, we meet with Tialyah, the leading lady of  Luminocity. Hailing from New York City this singer/model cites have always been interested in the arts. Since the release of her song Your Love, she’s been working hard to get her supporters some new music by 2017. We got the chance to speak to her about joining the group, her debut song Your Love, her opinion on modeling, and much more! 

Read full interview below:



Q: For those who aren’t aware of you, would you like to introduce yourself?

A: My name is Tialyah (pronounced Tie-lay-ah) also known as Bapreme. I am a 19 y/o singer- currently attending Five Towns College to help pursue my music career.


luminosityQ: You’re part of the collective Luminocity, what initially drove you to join them?

A: Luminocity is an independent movement designed to provide a platform for artist of all kinds. What drove me to join were the young adults, such as myself, getting together and expressing ourselves in what we love such as; painting, making music, photography, fashion, community outreach and social events.


Q: Do you feel being part of a collective benefits you? If so, how?

A: I do feel that being apart of a movement is beneficial for me because it gives me the opportunity to learn how to work with others. Also, it teaches me how to actively come together as one in order to make everyone become great as a team.


Q: Who are your top musicians from the past & present?

A: My top musicians from the past are Aaliyah & Lauren Hill.
My top from the present are Jill Scott, Ashanti &  H.E.R. and honorable mention to Amerie.


Q: If you had to open up for one current artist on tour who would it be and why?

A: I would want to open up for Drake or Bryson Tiller. Bryson is still fairly new and plus the vibes at his show is so dope yet semi calm. Drake, well he’s my favorite male artist so it would be a goal fulfilled if I get a chance to open for him.


Q: Do you write all your music yourself? If so, explain the process.

A: I do write all of my music myself but honestly writing is a bit difficult for me. I’ll start, and then get an idea for a different song and start jotting those ideas down. The process for me is looking for a beat that I really enjoy and that I can not only sing to but naturally write to. When it comes to writing I would recommend listening and looking for a beat that best fits from within and that way it’ll flow naturally.


Q: Speaking of writing music, earlier this year you released a song entitled Your Love, can you explain the song to the readers who may not have heard it?img_9489

A: My song Your Love is about a girl that feels as if there is nothing that compares to her lover’s love. She feels that even though they fuss and fight at the end of the day, she knows she wont find another love like his because he treats her right.


Q: Were you nervous about the reaction people would have towards the song?

A: I was extremely nervous to how people would react. As soon as I uploaded it to sound cloud I wanted to take it down after about 15 minutes. After a while it received more plays and likes which gave me motivation to continue doing what I love, which is making music and reaching out to others through music.


Q: You recently performed this song for the first time over the summer, how was that experience?

A: OH MY! Performing my actual song was such an amazing feeling. Being on stage and feeling the energy from the crowd was great. I am a very shy person and it wasn’t the first time I’ve sung on stage but it was the first time I ever performed my actual song. When it came to singing my own song I felt free and confident and I wasn’t as nervous as if I was doing a cover of someone else’s song. Overall it was a great experience.


Q: Should we expect some new music in 2017?

A: Yes be on the lookout! I am currently working my EP so there will be music coming soon.


Q: Besides working on music, you’ve been working on modeling- is that something you’ve always wanted to do?

A: I’ve always been interested in modeling, just not as much as music. I enjoy taking pictures and capturing the moment. It’s like a second passion to me.


Q: Do you feel that social media has helped or hurt the art of being a model?

A: In my opinion, social media has helped and hurt being a model. It has helped because now it is easier to reach out to others when it comes to doing business or getting in contact with someone. It has hurt because now anyone can take pictures and call themselves “models” – standing in grass naked doesn’t make you a model, more effort has to go into the art.


Q: What do you think sets you apart from other models?

A: What sets me aside would be my actual passion to do the job. I’m not saying that others don’t take modeling serious but everyone on social media now claims to be a “model” when all they know how to do is pick a nice filter for the photo that day.


Q: Do you have a signature style? If so, what do you think it is?

A: It honestly varies on my mood for the day. My style can vary from tomboy to very girly girl. I get my tomboy style from my inspiration of Aaliyah and some of India Westbrooks.


Q: If you had to choose two celebrity best friends who would they be? and why?

A: Well my first, I’m not sure if I can consider her a “celebrity” but I would say India Westbrooks because we have a lot in common. We both have some what of the same style, and I just think because of our personalities we would click instantly. The second person would be Mila J she’s just dope and even though I like her sister (Jhene Aiko)  I feel like Mila and I would bond more.


Q: Being in the public eye, you will be an influence for a lot of women – what words of wisdom would you give them?

A: Always be yourself and never let anyone else energy come between you and your dreams. Stay positive and focus.


Q: Is there anything you would like to tell your supporters?

A: Thank you to all my supporters for being there and listening to me and ready to watch my growth love you all.


To hear more from Tialyah follow her on Instagram

To hear her debut song Your Love click here

About The Author

Sasha "Andro" Bannister is a 19 y/o songwriter and photographer from The Bronx, NY. She's been writing music for over 7 years and practicing photography for a little over 5. Coming from a musically inclined family, it's no wonder she's been attracted since a young age. Having the ability to play several instruments, she hopes to make an impact in the music world. She is currently a member our music team but from time to time comments on Fashion, Photography, and Modeling. To catch up on her daily follow her on Instagram @fye.andro

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