Everlasting Life International
Sonya Richardson is a preacher's daughter who learned to sing, act and appreciate music at a very early age. With music playing such a dominant role in the home Sonya had no choice to follow in the unofficial 'family business'. Sonya chose the drums to express her creativity and spirit. Later she developed a love for singing and directing. Her God-given skills took her from behind the drums to in front of the entire music department. She quickly became the obvious choice for musical director at her father's church. Sonya's unique style of praise and worship consistently positioned her as a model praise and worship leader for local area churches. With the experience she gained from collaborating with other artists and choirs in the metro-Atlanta area she co-founded a group called Agape. Sonya's vocal and leadership abilities were honed during a successful two-year period of with Agape. Sonya ultimately left the group to form a revolutionary gospel singing force called God's Own. The group, God's Own, traveled up and down the eastern seaboard electrifying audiences with their 'original' praise and worship experience. Sonya began to receive recognition within the gospel community for her powerfully soulful voice. Her gift then made room for her to share the stage with artist such as Marvin Sapp, Marcus Cole, Natalie Wilson and S.O.P., RiZen, Nancy Jackson, Donnie McClurkin, Angela Spivey, Youthful Praise, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Mary Mary, Eugene Cole and Purpose, Crystal Rucker, Bernard Johnson, Twinkie Clark-Terrell and The Georgia Mass Choir. Sonya is no stranger to center stage as she has opened for gospel greats such as Beverly Crawford, Timothy Wright and Douglas Miller. She has also performed at multiple NAACP events. Most recently in Atlanta, Sonya dazzled the audience at the Ricky Dillard and New Generation's CD release 'Unplugged...the way church used to be' with two songs from her upcoming solo project. With vocal agility that is comparable to none and marveled by many, Sonya has begun to incorporate thought provoking lyrics with unmistakable jazz overtones into her music. Her organic songwriting and ability to blend soul, jazz, funk, praise and worship has caught the attention of many music legends and record executives. Finally after years of dreaming and hard work she has began to professionally record her first project entitled 'My Praise To You'. Soon she will be introducing her fresh new sound in gospel music to the world - get ready!