Soul Train Awards 2023: 5 Things to Know About This Year’s Presenters Flyana Boss

The LA-based duo presented Janelle Monáe with the first-ever “Spirit of Soul Award.”

Rising stars Bobbi LaNea and Folayan, better known as internet sensation Flyana Boss, raced toward stardom earlier this year following the release of their song viral single, “You Wish.” Since then, the duo has collaborated with some of music’s biggest icons, including Missy Elliott, and toured with “Soul Train Awards” 2023 “Spirit of Soul Award” honoree Janelle Monáe.


The ladies presented the Grammy Award-winning singer and actress with the inaugural award, formerly known as the “Lady of Soul Award,” while also marking their debut appearance at the annual celebration of R&B and soul music. 

As we look back on yet another amazing display of musical brilliance hosted by Emmy-nominated actress and singer Keke Palmer, get to know this year’s presenters better with these interesting facts.   

  • They’re not originally from Los Angeles

    Bobbi and Folayan hail from Detroit and Dallas, respectively. The pair met at a music school in Los Angeles.

  • They went viral

    Flyana Boss gained viral fame after dropping "You Wish." The online clips showcased the duo running through diverse locations, including Walt Disney World and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • They’ve hit the road with superstars

    The duo had the amazing opportunity to open for Janelle Monáe on the singer’s "The Age of Pleasure Tour.”

  • Missy Elliott is one of their biggest fans

    Flyana credited Missy Elliott as one of their major influences. Last summer, the rap icon came to the group's defense when they encountered online criticism regarding the repetitive nature of their TikTok content for “You Wish.” Missy also appeared on the song’s remix. 

  • They’re signed

    They signed to Atlantic Records in 2021, after their record label, Vnclm_, made a joint venture  with the major label 

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