The Kandid Shop
The Kandid Shop
Nov 8, 2022
Kandid Artist Spotlight: ”Look At Us Rise” w/Oya Thomas
Play • 1 hr 6 min

I had the absolute honor and pleasure to sit down with renowned singer, songwriter, speaker, activist, philanthropist, educator, producer, Author of "The Five Star Points for Success: Manifest Your Dreams, Live Your Life's Purpose," & Founder of "Spirit of Oya," Ms. Oya Thomas, for a very special artist spotlight chat!

Spirit of Oya: The Movement

"It's really about being in the spirit. It's really about being connected to your soul. It's really about the truth. It's about the love that we talked about. This is a movement, like this isn't just me singing, just to have people like dance."

Look At Us Rise: The Single

"This is a song to really start the conversation about rising above adversity and discrimination and hate and us all coming together. We have to unite in love and come together and that's what this is all about. One love, we are one love, we are all spiritual beings having a human experience."

"The song and the lyric video for “Look at Us Rise” was inspired by my interactions with diverse groups of people from all walks of life, realizing that while some may not be aware of discrimination outside their own communities, everyone has experienced bullying and prejudice in some form; and each one is entitled to being treated with love and dignity." (Spirit of Oya YouTube page)

In Her Words:

  • "Singing actually saved my life. Where I come from life isn't something you live, it's something you endure. Through sheer stubbornness and the love of making people smile, I fought to become a person that could empower those around me. Learning what it took to build relationship and create spaces, not only fostered growth, but rewarded it." ~Oya Thomas
  • "I just really believe that when you really, truly experience love and know that your love, it's really challenging, very difficult to hate anybody else." ~Oya Thomas
  • "What's going on on the outside of you is but an outer manifestation of what's going on on the inside." ~Oya Thomas


Connect with Oya & Spirit of Oya:

Get the Book:

Listen to Oya:

Look At Us Rise


Intro:  "Welcome to The Kandid Shop:" by Anthony Nelson aka BUSS

Outro: "Look at Us Rise" Oya Thomas

℗ 2022 Spirit of Oya












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