Introducing Maximum Records' First Lady, Neefah!
Prior to launching her musical career Neefah got her start by auditioning for the Brooklyn High School of the Arts; a specialized arts school where she majored in vocal music. In addition she took Music Theory for she believes reading and writing music should be a very important factor in any musicians training.
Neefah excelled in the program and later attended the AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts where she graduated in 2006 with a degree in Musical Theater. She also graduated from the Barbizon School of Modeling the same year. Upon both graduations, Neefah began pursuing music full time.
Stephanie “Neefah” Fontus was born on February 21st in Brooklyn, NY to a Haitian mother and a Haitian and Bahamian father. Her father, a professional bassist didn’t give her much support or encouragement when it came to music and her mother supported his decision because they didn’t want their daughter to make a career in music instead they encouraged her to complete her studies and have a normal and stable life and career. Neefah heeded her parents’ advice however it was in school where she found the necessary encouragement that she needed which came from her music teacher and through her teaching and mentoring Neefah finally felt secure enough to pursue her dream in entertainment.
Neefah went on to perform at some very prestigious events and places such as the United Nations, FAME on 42nd Street (Broadway Musical), VH1 Hop Hop Honors where she opened the show, she sang the national anthem at the Yankees’ stadium for the Mets twice to name a few. Although Neefah's musical training and experience is outside of the Haitian Music Industry’s (HMI) realm, she is no novice to the industry. Neefah's collaborations under Maximum Record Label include Dola Mizik, Clinton Benoit, Madman JP and Charlot Maitre on lead vocals.
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