Where things started –
Her art imitates her life and love for music.
Since 1995, this Caribbean Music Award Winner and international artist has captivated the hearts of the Caribbean and the world with her powerful poetic sound.
Lyricallynn is a dynamic singer and songwriter with a unique versatile sound that infuses popular genres, creating a diverse medium for impacting the various cultures.
After Graduating from Florida A&M University with a BS Degree in Music Education and a Minor in Theatre, Lyrical Lynn pursued a career in the arts as a k-12 grade creative arts teacher, she also gained experience in directing plays, musicals, and short stories in after school and summer programs both locally and internationally.
Among some of her favorites teaching experiences are: Musical director and Lyricist for the 2005 FAMU Essential Theatre production of The Peanut Gallery; Drama and Musical Director for Christian Heritage Church Holiday Productions of He is Risen, A Reason to Celebrate, and many more; Composer and Musical Director for small projects, such as “God’s Unchanging Hands: The Musical”; Aceia Anderson’s and The Tallahassee First SDA Church FNL productions of Invisible War, God in Me, Amazing Love, Turning Point and CHOICES.
Lyricallynn enjoys acting in her spare time. Some of her most memorable performances include: “Wanda” in the FAMU Essential Theatre 2006 and 2010 production of Don’t Bother Me I Can’t Cope; “Aida” in 2005 FSU Triple threat Theatre production of AIDA; and, recently, a performance of “A Piece of Mine” with her FAMU Essential theatre Family.
As a writer and producer, she has written and produced six albums, three of which received Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards. Her third album Created to Worship inspired her to create the workshop and vocal training course “Created To Worship.” With the help of husband Andre Forbes CEO of Music Man Dre Productions, she developed the course for choirs, praise teams, and bands. In addition to vocal training, she offeres one-on-one consultation to vocalists, musicians, praise and worship leaders, and college students.
Her goal is to uplift, encourage, and inspire through musical expressions, she loves writing songs with messages that, promote love, life and positive thinking. Lyricallynn, born Lililita Johnson was raised on the beautiful Island of St. Maarten, she often attributes her love for world music to the melting pot of cultures her Island exposed her to growing up. Lyricallynn is a member of the world renowned Caribbean duo Jumelle , which is French for twin; Lyricallynn and her twin sister, Ilismo, began their musical journey together at the early age of 12. In 2008 they decided to explore their individual talents and musical passion separately , but often find time to meet and share their mutual love for music with their fans.
Lyricallynn has a passion for children, this lead her to serve 7 wonderful years as a part time after school teacher in Music, Creative Arts, Show choir and Theater at Woodville Elementary and Middle school.
Currently she is a writer for various up and coming artists both locally and internationally. In her spare time she enjoys mentoring young musicians and future leaders, singing lead in her husband’s band “Session” and traveling with Jumelle. She is currently working on her first Book, a Singing & Sight reading Manual for Singers, Musicians, Praise Teams and Music Directors. She is also hard at work completing the Music for Underground the musical based on the the critically acclaimed twenty-one time Award Winning Musical Underground by Akil DuPont.