Who is She?
Lakesha Shontell Woods born May 6, the oldest of two children and raised in Carver Ranches a subdivision in West Park, Florida. Lakesha may be known as a socialite, and the daughter of Blues/Jazz guitarist Ike Woods, but since the age of 10 she has been finding her own way. She started at the age of 10 singing with an all girl gospel group called Cousin's Touch. Lakesha says, "We were just a group of cousin's who wanted to sing like our daddies The Woods formerly know as The Hollywood Stars". Since the days of singing with Cousin's Touch Lakesha has become a well noted entertainment journalist, a versatile entertainer, mother and entrepreneur.
Lakesha completely left the corporate world to pursue her dreams of
becoming a full time entertainer. It was after she rediscovered her love
for writing and singing that she decided to publish Enjoy Life Magazine online. Eagerly exploring the internet for
subjects of interest, she took the advice of a friend and joined
MySpace.com. It wasn’t long before Lakesha began to search for all the
talented voices and entertainers that inspired her. During her search
she connected with celebrity talent manager Ian Grant and he introduced Lakesha to Grammy nominated Singer/Songwriter Calvin Richardson. He was later featured as Enjoy Life Magazine's first celebrity artist. This was the beginning of a brand new start for Enjoy Life Magazine and Lakesha's career as an Entertainment Journalist.
The article "Calvin Richardson - Music Man, Ladies Man, Business Man", gained much attention from Public Relations professionals, Celebrity Managers and entertainers from both the music and film industries. The interview gave her the leverage she needed secure interviews with other well known R&B artists such as Carl Thomas, Conya Doss, Tyrese Gibson, Hip Hop rapper Mr. 704, and Jazz sensation Pamela Hart, just to name a few.
When asked what she enjoys writing about, Lakesha said, "I like writing about things that are common - everyday situations that happen in my life." Through Enjoy Life Magazine, Lakesha writes the editorial column "Mind Body & Soul". She's also written several poems, essays and commentaries that have been published in literary magazines, online publications and in compilations with other authors.