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The Icho Group & Agency 22 Music & Entertainment Merge to Form New Music Industry Firm, UNDIVIDED

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On-the-rise Faith Based Agencies Combine Brand Marketing, Management and Consultation Resources to Create a Powerful Entertainment Concern

Norman Gyamfi of The Icho Group (Columbia, SC), andWalter Thomas of Agency22 Music & Entertainment(Chicago, IL), have merged their respective enterprises to create a dynamic new entertainment firm, Undivided. The novel union now represents some of the biggest headliners in the Christian-Gospel music genre such as GRAMMY® Award winner, Jonathan McReynolds; worship leader, Todd Dulaney; platinum-selling recording artist, Erica Campbell of Mary Mary fame and Chandler Moore of the Gen Z worship collective, Maverick City, among others.

Undivided will provide its clients with management, marketplace branding and long-term strategic career consultation and planning services. “The primary objective in our coming together as a unified front is to merge our respective visions, resources and expertise’s to offer our clientele a unique and differentiated presence in the marketplace,” said Thomas. His erstwhile agency managed the careers of Jonathan McReynolds, worship leader Bri Babineaux, and singer-songwriter, DOE. He adds that, “Pooling our missions expands our market share, increases profits, and extends the reach of our artists, whereby pushing the genre forward as a whole.”

“We want to become a case study on what it’s like when you partner versus when you compete,” said Gyamfi who managed and provided business direction for Billboard No. 1 recording artists such as Travis GreeneKierra Sheard-Kelly, and JJ Hairston. “We want people to look back and say that was the moment when they put their pride aside and decided that us coming together was the best thing that could happen for a genre –not for Walter, not for Norman; but for Christian-Gospel music in general.”

Aside from its faith-based endeavors, Undivided is also actively broadening its roster and developing relationships with R&B acts and sports figures as well. They recently promoted the Checking In book tour for Destiny’s Child alum, Michelle Williams. They are currently working with singer and television personality, Tamar Braxton, on her Under Constructionpodcast, and with professional baseball player, Mark Kemp, onhis annual youth music festival.

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Ceelo Green joins Pastor Mike Jr. for Super Bowl Gospel in Gospel Remake of the Gnarles Barkley Hit, “Crazy”

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Five time Grammy Award-winner, Ceelo Green, joins breakout urban inspirational star and 5x Stellar Award winner, Pastor Mike Jr., for an epic performance of the current Billboard hit, “Amazing” — a gospel rendition of the Gnarles Barkley hit, “Crazy”.  This epic performance will air during a special tribute to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and current Jackson State University coach, Deion Sanders. Super Bowl Gospel is scheduled to air on Bounce this Saturday, February 12 at 5 pm PT / 8pm EST and be available for streaming free on Prime Video and IMDB TV.

The show will be hosted by Sarah Jakes Roberts and comedian DC Young Fly. Other guests performances include Cece WinansNatalie GrantChloeRegina Bell, and Mali Music. When asked about this special performance Pastor Mike Jr. says, “Wow, to have the opportunity to perform for Super Bowl Gospel with the legend Ceelo Green is a dream come true! Often we see things from afar and find it intangible…” He continues, “…but when the intangible manifests into the ‘tangible’, one can’t help but stop and praise God for being what we call Him —a promise keeper. I’m truly grateful for this amazing opportunity.”

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DOE Releases New Docu-Series To Accompany Up & Coming Album – Watch Here!

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Doe Jones is back with new music! But this time, she’s taking her fans behind the scenes to learn more about her story, her creative process and more.

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Doe Jones is back with new music! But this time, she’s taking her fans behind the scenes to learn more about her story, her creative process and more. DOE is known for being very down to earth and relatable. These are truths that are especially heard in her music. Her two recent releases from the coming album, “When I Pray” and “So Good” each carry the transparency and authenticity that we love to hear from DOE. It’s also a style that seems to be a leading characteristic from any music released from the LifeRoom Music Label so far!

DOE made the first announcement of her new DocU Series on instagram where thousands of fans immediately showed their excitement!

Since the announcement, DOE has released two episodes of the series giving us all a sneak peek into parts of her world that we have never seen or heard before. The first episode features stories from her Parents, LifeRoom Music Label owner Jonathan McReynolds and Pastor Michael Todd of Transformation Church. DOE dives right in sharing stories about her upbringing, her creative writing style, her musical journey and much more. DOE’s coming album releases February 18th! So, pre-order today and get caught up on the docu-series now! Trust us. You’ll be glad you did.

If you missed the release of the first two episodes of DOE’s docu-series, we’ve got you covered! Scroll down to watch both episodes below:

EPISODE ONE

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DOE Releases Official Video for New Single “So Good”

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DOE has released a brand new single and official music video for “So Good,” available now. Announcing her upcoming new album CLARITY and unveiling the album cover, the three-time GRAMMY nominee will release her full album on Friday, February 18th, 2022. Released by Jonathan McReynolds’ Life Room Label in partnership with RCA Inspiration, the chart-topping artist/songwriter/producer’s new songs “So Good” and “When I Pray” are the first featured singles from her upcoming full-length album. “So Good” has also been serviced as the lead single to CCM radio.

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DOE has also launched a docu-series, “This Is DOE,” with Episode 1 available now on her YouTube channel. Describing Clarity as the quality of being coherent and intelligible; the quality of transparency or purity, the episode shares DOE’s story of her musical beginnings with her family in the group Forever Jones, with more episodes in the “This Is DOE” docu-series to come, sharing insights into DOE’s life and ongoing journey in her music ministry as a solo artist.

A joyful track celebrating God’s love and exclaiming “You’re so good/In all things/At all times,” DOE’s bright melodies and refreshing vocals on “So Good” continue to shine a light and inspire listeners to claim victory, following in the vein of her inspiring songs such as “When I Pray,” and #1 hit single “Brighter.”

DOE first gained worldwide attention as a teenager, performing with her family in the Christian gospel septet Forever Jones, which released three albums and garnered numerous accolades, including two GRAMMY® Award nominations. DOE garnered her third GRAMMY® nomination as a featured artist on Jonathan McReynolds’ hit song “Cycles.” Bringing her powerful vocals and uplifting ministry to her performances, DOE recently performed the national anthem at the Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors game in Chicago, and garners accolades from her peers and fans with her fresh songwriting, musicianship, and vocal gifts.

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