Hello, my name is Niambi Rowland (pronounced Ny-am-be). I had to put the pronunciation because my name is butchered everyday. But I love my name, it was given to me by my wonderful parents. They named all their daughters African names. The meaning of my name is "Melody", and it fits me because I am a singer as well and love music
I'm a Midwest girl, born and raised in Springfield, IL. I graduated from Southeast High School & was highly involved in student government & athletics. I then attended college and received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Radio-Television from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Carbondale, IL.
During my college career I was on the track team, and my many clubs and organizations I joined kept me really busy. I worked as an anchor, photojournalist & writer for the student run nightly newscast; served as a radio co-host for the community radio station; and wrote and voiced voice-overs for the local PBS affiliate (WSIU/WUSI-TV). I also became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. But most importantly, I received honors as a member of the Dean's List, Cum Laude graduate, and receiving the top 25 Senior Award at my university.
After college, I moved to St. Louis, MO. My sister and I formed a singing duo called Az One. We've always sang in church, so we decided to take it to the next level professionally. Az One has taken me many places and I have learned a lot from being in the music business. I've traveled all over the United States performing, such as New York, Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, and Memphis, just the name a few. I've sang on national television on Black Entertainment Television (BET), local television, done numerous radio interviews, and have recorded and written albums with original music, including a holiday album. I have met many great and talented individuals and love being on stage!
I am also a free-lance television and radio host, specializing in interviewing and covering events. I've worked as a brand ambassador and promotional model for five years now, for companies such as MTV, FX TV, Fox Reality TV, The Game Show Network, Coca-Cola and Energizer. I do voice-overs as well. I am great at thinking on my feet and just going for it!
On a personal note, I just love to have fun. It doesn't take much to please me. I can hang out with just about anybody, from all walks of life and make the best out of any situation. I value family, friends, and especially freedom! I feel life is what you make it. My motto for myself is, "Love life, do not let life live you."
NIAMBI KNOWS © 2013