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โœจThis is Marcus Canty

A-List Celebrity according to Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹

*Picture from Google Images*

A few years ago, I remember sitting on my couch as X Factor aired its auditions. There was this 20 year old guy that flashed across the TV & began sharing that his mother gave him 2 years after graduation to shoot his shot at music before he would have to go to school & get a “real job.”

Marcus Canty.A name I knew I would remember forever. He’s not exactly a “no name,” but he definitely isn’t on a mainstream as I feel he should be. But forget the rules, he’s an A-List Celebrity according to what Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ โ€ผ๏ธ

I remember falling in love with him immediately. His energy was contagious & positive vibes vibrated through the TV. He was just the guy to love….I was just hoping he could sing.

His audition song was “I Wish” by Stevie Wonder & he nailed it. L.A. Reid said Marcus reminded him of a young Bobby Brown & Simon Cowell said that Marcus reminded him of Usher Raymond. Both of which are A1 & official artists. The performance was emotional, and I promise my eyes sweat every time I watch it. “I’m not crying, you’re crying.

As the season progressed, and he continued to grow as a singer, I grew to love him more.

His rendition of”All my Life” was K-Ci & Jo Jo was flawless at the judge’s house episode & made me fall in love knowing that I was single. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Catch him singing “I’m Going Down” by Mary J. Blige & he makes you feel every word of the song. It made me hurt like I was the one experiencing the break up. ๐Ÿ˜†

Though he didn’t win, I continued following him on all his platforms & I promise “In & Out” featuring Wale is my favorite song!

*Picture from Wikipedia & Google Images*

Check out these still shots from his video “In & Out” on YouTube

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹

๐Ÿ‘ฃFollow Marcus Canty on Twitter: @IAmMarcusCanty

๐Ÿ‘ฃFollow Marcus Canty on Instagram: @themarcuscanty

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ Like Marcus Canty on Facebook: Official Marcus Canty

๐ŸŽถ Purchase This Is Marcus Canty on Amazon: This is Marcus Canty

๐ŸŽถ Stream This is Marcus Canty On Spotify: This is Marcus Canty

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๐Ÿ“–Meet Author Devona Boone

Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ today we are featuring a good friend and a powerful influential woman, Author Devona Boone.


Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ here’s why I decided to feature Author Devona Boone–she’s astounding! The same grace & elegance she posseses doing business, is the same smile & energy you receive when you see her outside the office/business setting. While some would desire sympathy from a painful past, Devona embraces the circumstances & draws strength from her pain. She contributes hardships as a reason she’s so strong & powerful today.

I admire Devona because while empowering herself, she isn’t selfish, and reaches out in the community to empower other young ladies.

This type of empowerment for young ladies is essential and offers the ability to discover identity and build self-esteem. Devona embeds the importance of self-love, self-confidence, and self-control. She provides skills to be successful in every aspect of life.


Author Devona is the Founder of Precious G.E.M.S., Inc. ๐Ÿ’Ž and Author of โ€œA Precious GEM: The Journey of My Shaping.โ€


What does Precious GEMS do?

Precious GEMS Inc is for girls ages 10-18 and we offer 3 programs:
My Life Foundation

Promotes the importance of positive self-image and respect for self and others. Prepares young girls to succeed by teaching them decision making and problem solving skills. Helps young ladies make independent life decisions to overcome past mistakes that altered their lives.

๐ŸšงCommunity Service Leaders
Provides young ladies with meaningful community service that provides instruction and reflection. Teaches girls civic responsibility and the importance of strengthening their community.
๐Ÿ‘—Natalie’s Closet
Provides clothing, shoes, accessories and outerwear and more to girls. The goal is to inspire girls to care about their appearance but also work with budgets to obtain the things they desire.
In honor of Devona’s mother, ๐Ÿ‘—Natalie’s Closet will also raise awareness about domestic violence. 

What does Author Devona Boone is the recent author of:

โ€œA Precious GEM: The Journey of My Shapingโ€ is a memoir about how I persevered through childhood domestic violence and generational curses. Itโ€™s a story about how I coped with life after my momโ€™s murder. Through my transparency you will see that Iโ€™m a living testimony of my motherโ€™s story as well as my own and be encouraged to ignite self-discovery, change and true healing within yourself.
๐Ÿ“–Genre: Empowerment/Community Outreach
๐Ÿ—“๏ธDates Available/Website: Book is currently available for preorder at www.AuthorDevonaBoone.com
RELEASE DATE: December 15th
PGEMS (Open Enrollment Nov 1st-Jan 30th)
Register online ($25 fee) at:
Stephy Says ๐Ÿ’‹ Connect with Author Devona Boone on Social Media:
๐Ÿ‘๐ŸฝLike her on Facebook: Precious GEMS
๐Ÿ‘๐ŸฝLike her on Facebook: AuthorDevonaBoone
๐Ÿ‘ฃFollow Author Devona on Instagram: preciousgemsinc_
๐Ÿ‘ฃ Follow Author Devona on Instagram: AuthorDevonaBoone