Cedari Entertainment

Cedari Entertainment


soul/r&b/hip-hop with a hint of jazz



Cedric Stephens aka "Ced" from famed soul & r&b group "Stepchild" on Warner Bros Records teams up with wifey Ariella; to her own credit comes from a talented family of legends in music and film such as The Brothers Johnson, Fats Domino, Angela Winbush and she is the cousin to Raz-B of famed group, B2K just to name a simple few! Ariella has performed and written with the most talented artists famous and non on the planet! Together, they've formed a dynamic entertainment & production company/brokerage and resource center for struggling and established artists around the country.

As the "Dynamic Duo" they together produce, write and arrange materials for themselves as well as colaborate with various artists and producers on music for film, radio and television. Ariella has also established a production company which we take solid ideas and make them into major feature films or television shows.

Cedari Productions latest venture is the production of a new..hot..television series, motion picture feature film and video game called "CONCRETE PARK!" WWW.CONCRETEPARK.COM is being produced by Ariella along with friend, famous award-winning actress, Erika Alexander of hit TV Show "Living Singles" starring Queen Latifah and was written by award-winning writer, Tony Puryear, of movie "Eraser" starring Arnold Swartzenegger and Vanessa Williams which grossed over 300 million, as well as "Fahrenheit 451" and "Street Time" on SHOWTIME Network starring Erika Alexander and Terrence Howard of "Hustle & Flow."

Also, Ariella's poetry and book of poetry is being sold and featured on Poetry.Com just enter in; Natasha Stephens; (aka Ariella.)

With over 30+ years of experience in the industry... no wonder they are the hottest ticket in town!
Artist Information

Ariella, singer/songwriter/producer/performer/arranger/piano/percussions

ASCAP Member since 1996


Influenced by only the greats from Michael Jackson, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Tina Marie, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Angela Windbush, Stephanie Mills & Gladys Knight, in no particular order, amongst others, is where Ariella draws her memories and love of music as a child.

Ariella has 20+ years experience in the industry as a singer, rapper, dancer and overall performer as she is the child of famous parents who are world renown singers/songwriters in their own right.

Ariella's mother, Yakira, who is a trained classical pianist w/8 octaves to her vocal credibility and vocal coach to the stars, in Atlanta, Georgia, started her daughter off early in this business.

At age 3, her mother knew there was something special about her child whom inevitably inherited the talent for music and musical instruments (which obviously ran in the family.)

As early as elementary school, Ariella, discovered writing rhymes (raps) and songs during school time lunches.

Ariella started off as a dancer for who are now considered old-school rappers back in the day. As her 3-girl dance crew went their separate ways which was rewarding for all of us, kind of, a promotion in a since....Alice McConnell aka Pumpkin, Shannon and myself, Lady Fresh Pumpkin went to dance for Yo-Yo (rapper), me and Shannon team up behind MC Crispy.

Sought out at age 15 by signed local Hollywood bands, Ariella began singing and rapping in rock, ska & funk bands such as; Trulio Disgracias w/Fishbone and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Civil Rite, Weapons of Choice (Marshall Law) Island Records & Subject to Change w/actress Cree Summer from A Different World Capitol Records and Slapbak (Fast Food Funkateers,)Warner Bros. Records.

Ariella blew up the stage at such hot spots as The Coconut Teazer, Club Lingerie, The Troubadour & The House of Blues to name a few.

She also began her acting debut then at age 17 on such shows as A Different World, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, & the movie, House Party.

Noticing her ability to keep a crowds attention, she began focusing on a solo career.
Ariella comes from a family of living legends with world renown legends in her family such as; her great-uncle, Fats Domino, her cousins, The Brothers Johnson, George's son-her cousin, Troy Johnson - new producing sensation who produced songs on Kelly Rowland's album from Destiny's Child and Beyonce' Knowles's little sister, Solange's debut album, her cousin, Raz B of hit group sensation B2K , her aunt singer, Angela Windbush of Rene & Angela, and Mrs. Ronald Isley, her uncle, Barrington Henderson now-lead singer of The Temptations but formerly of Lakeside ...(Fantastic Voyage.) Her mother, Yakira who has a duet w/world renown singer/songwriter Aaron Neville's of The Neville Brothers on his latest albu


Lovin U

Written By: Ariella

last night i spent time with you
oh you
and i never meant to fall in love with you
in my heart i felt i was so into you
but i didn't want you to know that i'd never let you go
you didn't even know you made my dreams come true
and i want you in my world
i just want to be your girl.

hook: baby i can't, i can't help from lovin u, and i can't explain, why i can't help from lovin u

you know i want to be with you
oh you
this is why you still do the same
things that you do
oh you
i just want you to be close to me don't want you to be ashamed my love you can't erase
you can be free if you just believe
i want you to believe in me
and we will be happy

back to hook - repeat x2
to bridge:
i can't get you off my mind thinkin bout you all the time x 2

back to hook


Unmistakable Gifts (Ariella Project)
True Indeed (Ced Project)

Set List

Lovin U Piece of Your Heart
Can't Believe Get Up!
Can't Believe (remix) I'll Wait Upon Him
All I Can Do Can U Hear Me?
Tell Me Let's Get It Started
With Every Inch

Sets are typically 1 hour depending upon the venue.