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Jersey Artist, Tenin, Tackles Childhood Obesity Through New, High-energy Music Video
Jersey singer/songwriter and actress, Tenin Baba Ndanani, will shoot the music video for her fun, high-energy single, "Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes" in support of the national Let's Move! campaign on Saturday, August 28, 2010 in Jersey City, NJ.
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JERSEY ARTIST, TENIN, TACKLES CHILDHOOD OBESITY THROUGH NEW, HIGH-ENERGY DANCE VIDEO
(Plainfield, NJ – August 21, 2010) Professional singer, songwriter and actress, Tenin Baba Ndanani, will shoot the music video for her high-energy dance single, "Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes", on Saturday, August 28th, 2010, at Parlay Studios in Jersey City, NJ. Written, performed and produced by Tenin for WBN Productions LLC, this fun, “go-hard” dance video is being done in support of the national Partnership for a Healthier America: Let’s Move! campaign to combat childhood obesity. The music video, conceptualized by Tenin and Tammy Westbrook, is designed to showcase the artist’s love for dance, comedic acting abilities and whimsical flair. Cinematographer and director Rock Davis leads the video production team. A host of professional and non-professional dancers will join the fun, bringing their flavor to the visual mix. The song’s simple lyrics and driving beat are easy to follow, allowing for anyone to get-up and get-moving to "Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes."
When Tenin learned of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, she wanted to do something to help. The inspiration for the song came after parents of children at her alma mater elementary school invited her to present for career day. Tenin was already touring middle and high schools with her one-woman show, “The Miss-Adventures of a Fabulous Phat Girl!”, encouraging young people to overcome low self-esteem and peer pressure, when she decided to make a difference on a larger scale. She researched Let’s Move! and the video project was born. The premiere of the video is being planned in conjunction with back-to-school events across the tri-state area. Tenin is offering a free download of "Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes" at her website, www.TeninWorld.com, to children who take the Let’s Move! pledge (www.letsmove.gov)
The issue of childhood obesity is personal to Tenin. “I was the fat girl growing up, so I know the struggles that come with it -- feelings of low self-worth, bullying and teasing... “ In particular, Tenin credits her Plainfield High School dance teacher, M.A. Taylor, for awakening her passion for dance that caused her self-confidence to soar. “Dance helped me to overcome my body issues. I want to do what I can to help others, but especially kids, to be free and confident!... get up and move and express themselves!”
The super danceable "Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes" music track is the work of Tenin’s long-time friend, super producer Matthew “Woody” Irby of Phantom Boyz Music. A creative and self-proclaimed “Jersey Girl”, Tenin is known throughout the tri-state area for her thrilling on-stage performances, playing over five seasons at Edison’s Plays-in-the-
To learn more about Tenin, visit her website at www.TeninWorld.com. For more information, a press pass or to schedule an interview with Tenin Baba Ndanani, please call Tammy Westbrook at (908) 226-1160 or e-mail info@WBNProductionsllc.com.
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