Malina Moye is Phenomenal & A Face to know in Rock & Roll!
Malina Moye embraces her unique brand, bringing charisma, fire, and emotion to music unlike any artist in the world today. As a savvy businesswoman, she has taken her childhood dream and turned it into an empire. She is what I consider to be positively explosive, and spiritually grounded. That is simply just a vast hint to explaining the multi-talented, left handed guitarist, singer, songwriter, and luminary star, Malina Moye.
When discussing who she felt inspired by in the industry of pop culture, she stated that that there were so many influences, and that seeing Tina Turner, Prince, Michael Jackson, James Brown, and even looking at You Tube videos helped to inspire and motivate her as a musician. She mentioned that just being able to see the type of energy and power that these people would bring to music was simply unbelievable!
After releasing her single “Girlfriend” and cross-marketing it with her calendar “Spend 12 Months With Malina Moye: Hot Fun in California Sun,” she caught the attention of the crowds, who considered Malina to be almost a resemblance of Madonna! This helped land her song, “Girlfriend”, on the R&B Hip-Hop Sales Billboard listing at number 43 for one week. Guitar World Magazine even named Moye as one of the ten female guitarists in the world to know!
Her down to earth but passionate spirit for reaching the world with her music has no limits. Not only is she for creating an amazing tune, but also for meeting the needs of those who share in the experience of dreams larger than life.
Malina’s humanitarian efforts include serving as co-founder of DriveHope.org a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to helping individuals elevate themselves and their communities. Drive Hope’s mission is to step in at the right moment and help those who may come from less-fortunate circumstances to see greater options for their lives. Whether it’s bringing inspiring role models to speak to classrooms and social organizations with Drive Hope’s ‘Friends Lift Friends’ program, or in the form of funding education programs and scholarships for students who are working toward a desired field, Drive Hope’s mission is to open minds and fuel success. (drivehope.org)
“When someone is in their element, they shine bright and inspire others without even trying. By helping one person achieve their dream, their family and friends are affected positively too. And this is a beautiful thing!” — Malina Moye
Outside of her music, Moye recently has joined the ensemble cast of indie film “The Samuel Project,” shooting this month in San Diego. She will play a supporting role opposite Emmy and Tony award winner Hal Linden-best known for portraying the title role in the long running series “Barney Miller,” and star of Disney’s “Pair of Kings,” Ryan Ochoa.
Malina Moye is truly such an inspiration as a recording artist and humanitarian. She has carved out her own lane among the new genre of Rock artists with her own fabulous blend of Funk and Rock. With her popping red lipstick and fly fashion, she lights up the stage with her guitar! She is definitely bringing recognition for being a phenomenal Black woman in a genre of music that was once thought to have limits to certain cultures!
Interviewed By: Tanisha D. Davis