Looming in the shadows of the big city, bright lights cascade over a rose bud ready to bloom. Combating arduous conditions, the rose bud must overcome dire obstacles to survive. The concrete jungle has birthed some of the biggest names known to the world. Names, whose influence alone have made them immortal in the memories of men. Shvona is similar to the concrete rose. The New York City native has flourished in the fierce terrain and is ready for the spotlight.
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Shvona always knew she was an entertainer. She could sing, write, and act. She was a triple threat. Through the encouragement of family, friends, and the staff of Manhattan’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Shvona Lavette found herself where she wanted to be.
Ambition fuels this budding starlet’s grind. The hustle is real for Shvona, who juggles acting and singing. She has been featured in several films and television shows such as Love Don’t Cost A Thing, Mac and Devin Go To High School, Miracle’s Boys, and Melissa and Joey. In addition to filming Lavette is working hard on the release of her new album.
“I cannot wait to work with Angela Bassett and Kate Winslet. I know it’s in my future.”
From the beginning, since seeing The Wiz, a young Shvona knew entertainment was the industry for her. “I was enamored with the performance of Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. I’ve always expressed myself creatively.” Shvona’s journey has been a rich one. However, she can’t contain her excitement about her future. “Whether it’s a TV show or a finished album. I know what it took to get to that final product.”
Shvona’s dream collaboration would be a duet with the legendary Lena Horne. As for her acting fantasy pair up?“I cannot wait to work with Angela Bassett and Kate Winslet. I know it’s in my future.” The thespian turned chanteuse has big plans for tinsel town.
In the meantime, you can download her current mixtape Gossamer and watch all of her latest videos on her site.
By the way #bombshells, Shvona has also launched an organic beauty, health and wellness blog titled “The PinkSeed.” The video blog features DIY videos and tutorials that mirror the singer’s healthy lifestyle. Check it out here: ThePinkSeed.com. Follow her on Twitter: @ShvonaLavette
Words by: Melissa Amezquita