In Swahili, her name means “Perfect Omen,” however Kamilah is better described as “Perfectly Prepared.” Thriving in musical theatre since the tender age of four led her all the way to the Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre of Harlem. After graduating Suitland High School’s Magnet Dance Department in Fort Washington, Maryland, Kamilah headed to Towson State University’s Theatre/Dance program. It was at that point in her life she met PRINCE and 24 hours later, left the studies for the stage and never looked back.
Talent is in her genes. Kamilah’s mother, accomplished songwriter Vinnie Barrett, worked with R&B icons Gamble and Huff, founders of Philadelphia International Sound. She penned such hits as “Sideshow,” “Love Won’t Let Me Wait,” and “Just Don’t Wanna Be Lonely.” Vinnie encouraged her daughter to follow her singing talents resulting in a recording contract with Artist Direct Records/BMG and productions with Grammy Winners Rodney Jerkins, Ron Feemster, and James Poyser.
In Spring 2010, she took a musical hiatus. Kamilah began co-starring with Reuben Studdard in the gospel play “Heaven I Need A Hug” replacing Robin Givens as the character “Satan.” However, duty called and she returned to the recording studio in the Fall of 2010 to start on the next part of the journey.
Kamilah collaborated on “Electric Lights,” a rhythmic duet with International Recording Artist B. Howard, produced by none other than Teddy Riley. This key track is part of B.’s debut album, GENESIS released through 6 Point Entertainment / Universal Music Japan. Kamilah was invited to tour with B Howard in his sold out Asian Tour performing “Electric Lights” at every show. Additionally, two of Kamilah’s songs, “Cherry Pop” and “Fabulous” were featured in NBC’s “Las Vegas” and WB’s “The Eve Show.”
In September of 2011, Kamilah debut video, a sexy cover of Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera’s hit “Moves Like Jagger,” will debut on Vevo followed by a steady stream of music clips targeting social media sites. Look for her debut EP release of “Perfect Omen” in early 2012.