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The best kept secret in music


""I was quite impressed.""

Eugene Foley is the founder & president of Foley Entertainment, Inc. - a Music Industry consulting firm and licensed Entertainment Agency representing artists, labels, managers, executives, producers, engineers, songwriters and other industry participants.

This is his review of Deja's songs; Luv 2 Prayze, In The Morning, & A Differrent Me:

Date: 10.5.06

"1" Indicates the Lowest Score
"5" Indicates The Highest Score

Recording Quality/Production: 4.5

Lead Vocals: 5

Musicianship: 4

Lyric Writing: 5

Music Composing: 4

Song Arrangement: 4.5

Artist: Deja'


Hello Wakene,

Thanks for submitting your material for the evaluation.

I enjoyed listening to the songs. It's so nice seeing you create music with a positive message.
The songs all had a great vibe and a positive energy. I was quite impressed.

To give you insight to the scoring scale above, the majority of artists score in
the 2.5 to 3.5 range in the various categories.

Whenever an artist sees a 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 or 3.5 as a score in a certain
category (or categories) it means that's an area I feel they need to improve
and develop.

When someone sees 4, 4.5 or 5 as their score in a category,
that tells them, to me, they are in the professional league
and have strong potential.

Every artist should work hard to earn 4.5 to 5 in every category.
It's a very competitive business and people averaging in the 3's
(or less) will probably not get too far without a great deal of improvement.

I don't give out 4's and 5's easily, so any of those you see, you have earned.
Well done Deja!

One thing to keep in mind, at least for your songs designated
as "Singles" (the songs geared towards winning over radio
stations and record company executives) - try to keep Intros
to under 10 seconds and try to reach the Chorus between the
40 and 43 second mark.

If it's 44 seconds or longer and the Chorus did not kick in yet,
you should edit the song's arrangement accordingly.

In rap music, the chorus can come in at the 55 to 58 second mark or so,
since the verses are traditionally longer, compared to pop and rock

Thank you and continued best wishes!

Eugene Foley
- Eugene Foley - founder & president of Foley Entertainment, Inc.

"Taxi Submission Results-Artists Feedback"

Dear Wakene, Congratulations to Deja on her Billboard win. I'm sure the competition was tremendous. She has an adorable look and I think her vocals are outstanding. It's my pleasure to forward these tracks. All the best to you and Deja.
I think this indy label will want to hear Deja, who has a wonderful voice and talent.

Thank you Deja,for blessing my day with your Faith inspired songs.The sincerity of beliefs are beautifully expressed powerful vox performances.and in your sincere and confessional lyrics.In"A Different Me".I feel like I am eavesdropping on a private conversation you are having with God through your Spirit.That is how real your lyrics and vocal performances have on the listener.In this case the listener is me.Your vox arrangements and performances show how skilled you are in getting the best performances for each song.The music grooves in each song give the Contemporary Music appeal that speaks to the Youth of this culture.Yours is a needed voice that may be able to reach the most hurt and lonely in our society.I thank you again for your submission,and the blessings I received as a result of hearing your songs.. Each of your songs display a great witness for your Faith,& the Love &Trust you have in God.The sincerity of your witness will inspire and comfort many a listener. I liked your vox arrangements and melody lines in each song.As a result of these fine qualities in each song,I will be happy to forward your submission..I wish you all God's best. - Taxi

"13th Annual Billboard Song Contest 2005"


Deja is the 1st Place Winner in the Contemporary Christian/Gospel Category,with the song "Raise Up And Praise Him "!

Valuation by Billboard Song Contest 2005:

"Wow! Gets right to a hook; very catchy. Verses resist wordiness, but get close. Chorus really makes this song great! Impressive!" - Billboard Song Contest 2005


Deja ' - A Different Me
Deja'- Luv 2 Prayze
Deja'-In the morning


Feeling a bit camera shy


Deja first born to William & Demetra Washington was born and raised in Washington DC. This First Place Winner of the 2005 Billboards 13th Annual Song Writing Contest under Christian/Gospel Category with the song Raise Up and Praise Him. Deja knew from the beginning her destiny has been led by the holy spirit of God. Deja Born Deletra J Washington developed her unique vocal style under the guidance of her father, a music master in his own right, who passed on vocal training to Deja at an early age. As a toddler, Deja was showing her talent and early love of Classical music by humming Beethovens Fifth symphony in C minor, which also later on prompt her to study and excel in playing the violin while in grade school. Deja has been exposed and trained in classical, Gospel and R&B music from the start. She has come from a long line of singers and musicians starting with her grandfather Richard Blandon of the Doo Wop Group called the Dubbs. Her mother is also a singer along with a long list of others in her family; Deja could not help but to sing. She formed and sang in a gospel quartet called One Voice. The group participated in talent shows and performances all over the DC area. Deja released her first demo at the age of 16 and is now anticipating the release of her debut Gospel album independently, later this year. Deja continues to sing God's praises wherever she goes.