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Submerged in a musical family it was not a surprise that the energetic five-year-old Lavonne could handle singing church solos all by herself. However, what was surprising was her ability to feel and convey emotions through her big voice. With passion and conviction, Lavonne progressed into singing at school talent shows, local events, pageants and local churches. She began to truly love the impact of music and how spreading the Gospel was changing lives. Lavonne quickly became a praise & worship leader at her local church and developed a sound all her own. Not only did she have a passion for gospel music but all music. Lavonne has trained with some of South Jersey’s and Philadelphia’s most talented vocal coaches.
Lavonne has had the opportunity to sing for various recording artists contributing her vocals on their albums and at concerts. Lavonne learned to maintain humility, professionalism and to remain personable with everyone she encountered. That mindset allowed her the opportunity to open up for Gloria Gaynor at the world famous Apollo Theater. As well sing in Nashville at a Stellar Award weekend event, Radio One's One Love Cruise " New Artist Spotlight" in addition to conferences, community events and singing before elected officials. Lavonne was honored to participate in the Stellar Awards Music Video "Nobody Greater" by Vashawn Mitchell. Currently, Lavonne is a worship leader at her home church - True North Church in South Jersey and continues to sing where every the door opens.
Lavonne was encouraged by many to combine her love for music with acting, which has opened many doors. She has graced the stages of many theaters having a lead role in It's your season Cinderella as Cinderella, as well as Ragtime, and the South Jersey debut of The Color Purple playing Doris in which she won The Julie award for the best-featured person in a musical. Ms. Nichols can be seen alongside many stars participating in the movies like The Benefactor with Richard Gere, Creed, and Silver Linings Playbook to name a few. She has also had the privilege of having three appearances on The Doctor Oz show. This go-getter has furthermore taken her talents behind the camera starting her own YouTube show entitled the Lavonne Nichols Show as well as interviewing several celebrities & organizations on radio and television. Lavonne is excited to have started a new radio partnership. You can find her Industry Buzz segment on the syndicated show HBH Radio worldwide which airs on many stations such as Power 92.7fm and Crossover Radio with Cuzn DJ Will from Jacksonville.
Even so, what Lavonne is most proud of is her community outreach efforts. Her parents were very influential in showing her that all people need love, encouragement, and God. Nevertheless, Lavonne's own story of overcoming trials and surviving some of the most terrible situations has given her the drive to be there for others. Lavonne has made it her mission not only to show love through her talents but more importantly show love through her giving. Lavonne is embarking on a movement to bring encouragement to her community, and anyone whom she can reach. It is her heart's desire to let people, especially women know that they are loved. Lavonne wants people to know that no matter what has taken place in their lives, there is still a higher purpose and a plan for them. Lavonne is the founder of Love Blueprint Inc. a nonprofit that provides people with a "Morning of encouragement" by receiving toiletries, clothes, food, and resources. Along with her dedicated team, Lavonne has been able to provide resources and encouragement to shelters and organizations all over South Jersey. Lavonne is a firm believer that if we just show the love God can put the pieces of someone's life back together, restore them and put them on a path to greatness.
Lavonne is a graduate of Rutgers University with Bachelors in Liberal Studies and a minor in Childhood Studies. She also obtained an associate's degree at Camden County College in Early-Childhood Education. She will receive her Master's at Eastern University in Organizational leadership spring 2019.