Singer/songwriter Asher Makeba is on a mission to keep soul music alive and add her own flair at the same time. Bred into music by her mother, soul icon Betty Wright, and her father, reggae legend Noel “King Sporty” Williams, an artful career was written in the cards. After appearing on BET’s Chasing Destiny, Asher Makeba is ready to make her debut with her new single.
A nod to her Miami and Caribbean roots, “Like I Do” finds Asher reckoning with a lover’s betrayal. Grappling with the part she’s played, the singer belts out a melody that will be familiar to many women who have starred in a similar love story – and the songstress encourages them to lean in.
“When a woman values her love, she speaks her mind, in love, in truth and sometimes in song,” she says. “Let your heart sing along.”
A musical theater major, Asher Makeba has also previously performed with a number of troupes and toured with Joss Stone, Urban Mystic and Betty Wright. She has also recorded background vocals for Lil Wayne, Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson. Her full project is expected to arrive in early 2017.
Listen to Asher Makeba’s “Like I Do” below:
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