noun. la·gniappe \ ˈlan-ˌyap , lan-ˈyap \
“a little something extra”

As a New Orleans native, I always enjoy receiving lagniappe when shopping. It’s not usually expected, but it always makes my day. Sometimes we need a little something extra to make us smile or to remind us to stop and smell the roses. I hope this page will do just that for you.


Musical Gifts

Do you like good music as much as I do? If these artists aren’t already on your radar, you’ve been missing out.


God. Music. Healing. This is the mantra that Genensia lives by. Her album, Under Your Shadow, is available on Amazon.

“Before and during the making of this project, the biggest lesson I learned was always to remain extremely close to the Lord (under His shadow). There may be many things you are struggling with, but you don’t have to deliver yourself. God will. So give over those things that are impossible for you. Your only responsibility is to be available to seek the Lord with your whole heart, mind and strength, then rest… under His shadow.“


Victory Boyd

Victory’s music is a fusion between soul music and folk music. Whether performing classics or original compositions, she has a way of tailoring each song with her voice and guitar to fit her unique style. Some people say that Victory is in the lane of Tracy Chapman, Roberta Flack, and Nina Simone. But beyond those three, Victory brings an entirely new youthful element to the music world, an indescribable spiritual depth mixed with her youthful interpretation of sound influencing her artistic expressions. Victory has released two albums on Roc Nation – New Dawn and The Broken Instrument.


Maya Speaks

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