Cheryl Brooks has been singing all of her life and involved in the entertainment industry since the age of 7. Born into a family enriched with artistry, Cheryl sang with her family gospel choir, The Weeden Family Singers. While singing with her family, Cheryl recorded live at the age of 19 on their debut album and opened up for acts such as Al Green, and Shirley Ceasar and The Children’s International Games. Cheryl’s mother was the first person to discover Cheryl’s vocal abilities while listening to her singing Minnie Riperton’s album and entered her into a talent show at a Catholic School. Along with her sister and God-sister singing background, they won first place. . At 7, she began dancing and singing in talent shows. Cheryl’s mother who was once a professional dancer, performing behind the likes of Solomon Burke and Richard Pryor, taught Cheryl modern dance, ballet, jazz and tap. Cheryl joined the drama club in high school and has appeared in several plays at Karamu Theater in Cleveland, Ohio and The Ohio Theater with the Cleveland Opera. Cheryl also wrote and performed a song entitled, “Love’s Calling” produced by a Clevelander named Bill Richardson. This song became the theme song for the transition into the daily Lottery Number announcement on FM93.1. While residing in New York City, Cheryl began working with a variety of producers and began writing and vocally producing many aspiring artists seeking recording deals with major record labels. Cheryl has written and recorded with Michael Fredo (Warner/Qwest) on his debut album, “Michael Fredo. Their song was also used to launch the “Tommy Girl” fragrance commercial and aired on radio and television. Cheryl also co-wrote on the Hip-Hop film, “Black and White,” starring Brooke Shields, Mike Tyson, and Allen Houston. Cheryl is also involved in the fashion industry, creating accessories. Her company, Nilaja has become succesful enough to have celebrities such Beyonce, Common, Kanye West, Serena & Venus Williams all as benefactors of her designs.