Progression is the key for everyone to keep up-to-date with their bodies, interests, achievements and businesses, according to renowned gospel singer and entrepreneur Yolanda Adams. She said her professional and spiritual endeavors have been centered on ways to improve the mind, body and soul.

Renowned gospel singer and radio host Yolanda Adams will perform at the Ubiquitous Hair and Heath Expo in D.C. (Courtesy photo)

As part of her notion of progression, Adams is scheduled to sing on Aug. 28 at the Ubiquitous Beauty Hair & Health Expo being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Northwest D.C. The expo strives to inspire, motivate and empower women through beauty and health education. The expo will be in the city from Aug. 27-28.

“Every generation changes but smart people move with the times,” she told the AFRO. “When you’re successful you don’t have to start over, all you have to do is progress.”

Adams will join other celebrities at the expo, including R&B Singer Vivian Green;  Chanté Moore;  Maurette Brown Clark; and comedian Marcus D. Wiley. Celebrities that are scheduled to attend the expo include actress Nicole Ari Parker, celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble and best-selling novelist Zane.

According to Adams, progression in life could be related to the game of golf because the player is constantly trying to make each shot better than the last.

“Golf for me is a game of correction, you’re always correcting your last shot,” she said. “It’s the same thing with life. Life can deal you some things that you weren’t expecting, so you have to keep on the course, you have to keep going forward.” Adams said she has played golf since she was nine.

Adams said the purpose of life is to “push” through the difficulties to something better. “We should really look at them like this is pushing me to my greatness,” she said.

As part of helping others, Adams said she has several messages she likes to give people that center around knowing yourself.  “Life is wonderful, life is beautiful no matter what you deal with in life, you always come out triumphant when you know who you are,” she said.

The year of 2017 will include several business endeavors for Adams, including  the release of a new fragrance in her bath and body line – Simply Yolanda, a new sports apparel line and a new coffee line – Wake Up with Yolanda.  All products will be available on yolandaadamslive.com.  Also her bath and body line is currently available on her site.

“When you get into your 40s and 50s you find that your skin changes, your hair changes, everything changes because of hormones and you have to have balance,” Adams, who is 54, said, calling her bath and body line more of a soufflé that heals and moisturizes the skin.

Along with the release of the new products, Adams also said that her radio show, The Yolanda Adams Morning Show, which is currently on sabbatical, will begin airing on Oct. 1 from Houston. She also wrote the song “Super Sea Star Savior” for “The SpongeBob Musical” that is slated to open on Broadway in 2017.  The musical will also feature songs by Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Jonathan Coulton, Dirty Projectors, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Lady Antebellum, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I.

 

LaTrina Antoine

Special to the AFRO