(New Video Post) Broken Camera – But The Show Must Go On! #SelfLoveSaturday


Happy Self Love Saturday!

My camera is broken 🙁 It hurts me to type that. I gave it in to the repair shop yesterday and all the camera stores I went to gave me the same report that it would take 3-6 weeks because of the holidays…womp womp :(.

But as disappointed as I am the show must go on. That was the lesson for me this week, regardless whatever bumps, heart aches, unexpected repairs, and whatever other BS comes in your way, the show doesn’t stop! You have to keep going.

What is “the show”? The show is your goals, your dreams, your long term plans, your true self, your best self, it’s the thing that is most important to you — The path to this doesn’t stop because of stress, depression, defeat, financial strains etc. Stay focused on the course, deal with the problems as they come in the best way possible, in the way that serves you in the end. Learn the lesson, grow and prosper! All week that message has been slapping me in the face, asking me “what is important to you? Why? How will you do it?”  I have a cough/cold right now and I had an audition yesterday where I had to sing SING 4 songs. So I tied my boot straps tight, drank all the tea my pantry had to offer, hot tottied my way to bed every night and sweat through all the layers of clothes I had on to make sure something resembling “Andrea the singer” would show up to my audition.

My camera’s broken but that doesn’t stop me from posting and talking about my weekly Self Love Message because it’s not about my camera in the end, it’s not about a super polished image and a bunch of likes, it’s about my journey and talking about it with the community of people who have constantly encouraged and inspired me to keep going.

The show must go on.

Today my message to you, is no matter what you’re going through, stay focused on the long term goal,  take a deep breath, talk to a friend or family member if you can’t solve the issue on your own and aim for success. Your goals don’t stop, your growth don’t stop. YOU don’t stop! The show must go on.

(New Video Post) Artist Vlog – T.O – LA Behind The Scenes


Hey guys!

How are you? I’ve been incredibly busy over the last few weeks, prepping “Black Actress” Season 2, auditioning, writing another series and hustling as much as I can to make my dreams a reality. I’ve been vlogging a lot too and I wanted to take you guys on the adventure with me as I went from Toronto to Los Angeles, check out the video below and stay tuned for part two!

(New Video Post) Interview with Andrea Lewis & @BeautDot BeautifulToronto.ca

I recently did a fun interview with BeautifulToronto.ca, a great new site that features the talent and awesomeness of my hometown, Toronto Canada! Check out the interview below and a big thank you to their team for being so supportive of everything I do!

(New Post) Upcoming Performance with @GiftofMusicTO in Toronto Dec 17th

Hey ya’ll I’ve got a show coming up! Woop! Woop! 

It’s been a little while since I did a live performance of my own music so I’m really excited to end my year with a bang and perform in the 4th Annual Gift of Music Charity Event hosted by the amazingly talented Glenn Lewis (this man sings like Stevie Wonder! His voice is incredible) All of the proceeds from this show go towards MusiCounts which is a non-profit organization that helps to keep music education programs and instruments in schools. It’s all for an amazing cause and 100% of the money raised on the night of the show goes to MusiCounts . If you are in Toronto in December please come to the show, it’s full of a lot of talent and it’s all for a very good cause plus I’m going to be there! 🙂

WHAT: The 4th Annual “Gift of Music” (all proceeds to MusiCounts)

WHERE: The Hard Rock Cafe, Toronto
WHEN: December 17, 2013 (doors open at 8pm)
WHO: Presented by Kid Kut | IV Play | Darling Nicky
TIX: $15 ADVANCED at www.ticketgateway.com (More at the Door)

**Note: 100% of the proceeds go to MusiCounts (see below for details)**


Award winning MC and Producer Kid Kut, and co-producers IV PLAY and Darling Nicky are pleased to return for their 4th installment of “The Gift Of Music” with returning sponsor  CASIO Canada Ltd.; an evening of music to benefit MusiCounts Canada.  On Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge Street at Dundas) the public is invited to celebrate “The CASIO® Gift of Music”, an event featuring live performances by an A-list roster of artists that have made an impact on the Canadian urban music industry.  This highly anticipated event, hosted this year by Canadian R&B icon Glenn Lewis alongside Kid Kut shall feature live performances by August Rigo, Ginette Claudette, Aleesia, Luu Breeze, Andrea Lewis, Omar Lunan, Rufus John, Lisa Banton with a special performance DJ segment by turntablists Turnstylez.    An after party will follow with music by G 98.7’s Jester and MC Linx.

“It never ceases to amaze me how much talent there is in the City of Toronto, and to be able to provide a platform where established artists and up-and-comers can perform on the same stage in the name of my favourite cause is nothing short of a blessing.” – Kid Kut

MusiCounts associated with CARAS, is a charity based organization that focuses on supporting music programs in schools across Canada, ensuring that children of all walks of life have access to music education through instrument grants, scholarships and other music initiatives. This year, schools across Canada will benefit from $600,000 worth of Band Aid musical instrument grants. The grants (worth $5,000 or $10,000) impact thousands of young Canadians and support diverse music programs that include concert and jazz bands to drum and guitar ensembles from Pre K to Grade 12 in urban, rural, remote and First Nations communities from coast to coast.  For more information on MusiCounts, please see their official website at www.musicounts.ca.
The Hard Rock Café, located in the heart of Toronto, is a perfect venue for such an event which boasts a long history of live performances. With limited advanced tickets available, it is strongly recommended that you purchase yours early, as it is guaranteed to sell out.
On December 17th, 2013, you can expect an evening of unparalleled musical entertainment, along with the opportunity to give the gift of music to generations to come via silent auctions, and raffles.  100% of the proceeds will be donated to MusiCounts Canada on behalf of The CASIO® Gift of Music Team.

“It’s important to keep children learning through music in schools.  Music is an amazing force that can make people with difference share something in common.” – Natalie of IV Play.

“Music may be the one gift that we can give to one another that is universally appreciated, and re-gifted over and over.” – Darling Nicky

Advanced $15.00 tickets to The Gift of Music can be purchased securely online at www.ticketgateway.com OR by calling 416.858.2191.
The Gift of Music on December 17th, 2013 at The Hard Rock Café.

For General Info: info@giftofmusicTO.com
For Media Inquiries: nicky@publicitysupport.ca


(New Video) Happy Canada Day – Top 5 reasons I love Canada

Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian peeps! I absolutely LOVE being a Canadian!

I appreciated being born and raised in Canada the more I traveled and lived in other cities and as much fun and experiences as I’ve had all over the world, there is nothing like your home! Here is a quick video on the top 5 reasons I love being apart of this great nation! Enjoy your long weekend with friends and family and good food! xo


Top 5 Reasons

1. Diversity: Many people do not know this bu Canada is a very diverse place, especially Toronto! We’ve got a little bit of every culture here, it’s beautiful.

2. Cleanliness: Canada is one of the cleanest countries you will ever go to. We take pride in having clean streets!

3. The health care system: We take care of our own especially when it comes to health. It’s not a perfect system but it’s good and you will get top notch service when you need it!

4. Tim Hortons: In Canada we have a very unhealthy obsession with donuts and coffee and there is literally a Tim Horton’s coffee shop on every corner. I love donuts so this is a good problem for me.

5. Friendly: Canadians are extremely friendly and easy going people and there’s nothing wrong with that!

Happy Canada Day!