What do you call an individual who is good at everything he does? Multitalented? Supremely gifted? A “master of all trades?”
We call him a favorite to win the 2012 SafeAuto “Do The Jingle” Contest.
Meet “City.” The central Ohio native was a hard-working DJ who got tricked into going down to the radio station by his colleague. After being interviewed on-air by Paul Strong, he became hooked and soon earned the evening slot on Power 107.5 WCKX-FM in Columbus. Now, City is one of the station’s most popular radio personalities.
When he heard about the “Do The Jingle” Contest, City decided to put together an all-star lineup of performers and talents, which he collectively dubbed “The 614” (after the area code for the Columbus metropolitan area). Here’s a closer look at the rest of the group’s members:
- Yavin Pennington, aka Yavin Thunderheart, has been dubbed The Muhammad Ali of R&B. He’s an aspiring musical artist who is well-known in the Columbus music scene (which he has called “heaven on Earth.”). He has recorded several tracks including “Loretta,” “Losing It (My Mind),” “My Heart,” “Peanut Butter,” and “Still I Rise.” One of Pennington’s mantras is “erasing racism through music.”
- Angel Lopez is an accomplished musician, music producer, and engineer in the Columbus area. Since starting music production back in 2005, Lopez has produced songs and tracks for numerous artists, including MC Magic, PBlackk, Ace Kali, Kamba Naine, Peach, and Chibo. Lopez was born in Oxnard, California but was raised in Hilliard, Ohio. He is described as a “musical genius” who is as talented in pop and rock music as he is in R&B and Reggaeton.
- Yaves Ellis is a man of music and a child of God. Growing up in inner-city Columbus with a mother who had problems with drugs, Ellis saw first-hand the scourge of addiction and all that heartache that came with it. Now, the man affectionately known as “The Street Pastor” has dedicated his life to serving his community as the public affairs director of Radio One. Whenever Ellis and his group, The Slingshot Group, perform in another city, they make it a point to stop at a homeless shelter or assist with charitable efforts there.
Four talented and gifted people in one group. Put all of their skills together and what do you get? An entry in SafeAuto’s “Do The Jingle” Contest that you simply have to check out. [Check it out and vote here.]
*THIS CONTEST HAS ENDED*