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affectionately called, “The Empress of Soul”, is an exciting entertainer, song
writer, actress, producer, and philanthropist. The daughter of a Baptist
minister and the second of four singing girls- her passion for family, music
and giving back influence her life. She never disappoints or ceases to amaze
After being mentored by Chicago’s Own Jerry “Ice Man” Butler, Terisa landed national exposure singing backup for Diana Ross on an “Oprah” telecast. Through her production company, My Naked Soul Productions, Inc., Terisa wrote, produced and stared in a series of “One Voice, One Woman” shows and she has successfully produced three albums. Terisa made her acting debute in Director Hill Harper’s movie “The Truth” and she wrote the title Song for the movie “Can’t Stop Loving You”.
Through her production company, My Naked Soul Productions Inc., she has successfully written, produced and starred in a series of one-woman show productions. These shows featured: One Voice, One Woman, Fantasy-A Tribute to the Divas of Song and Stage: Josephine Baker, Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn, Queens of R & B- A Tribute to the Queens of Rhythm and Blues: Dinah Washington, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Donna Summers and Tina Turner, and Songs Divas – A Tribute to Famous Song
Audiences in her adopted home of Chicago as well as the city's lucrative, jingle industry are in a passionate love affair with the gifts she has to offer. She performs to both local and national venues
around the country. With her unique style, Griffin has opened up concerts for the biggest names in music that includes: Will Downing, Crisette Michelle, The O’Jays, Roberta Flack, Patti LaBelle, Rahsaan Patterson and Musiq Soulchild- just to name a few.
Although Terisa has graced the stage with some
of the nations greatest, her life journey and music inspired her to reach
deeper into the lives of those she touched, which resulted in the creation of
BETTER LOVE YOURSELF, Inc. This non-profit organization was created in 2007 to
develop the road map for young adults to master the art of loving and caring
for themselves. Her dream is to fill the trunks of every inspired student who
would like to attend college because “a mind is a terrible thing to waste” and
a dream is a pearl waiting to be defined.