Bio Rickie Byars

Rickie Byars is one of the most acclaimed and beloved singer-songwriters there is in the genre of inspirational/New Thought music.  Through her three decade career as both a solo artist and as founder/director of the world-renowned Agape International Choir, Byars’ deeply soulful and heart-felt songs of spiritual renewal, uplift, and empowerment have struck a powerful chord with audiences around the globe. She has released nine albums over her illustrious career.

Byars  dedicates much of her time to social activist causes including Voices 4 Freedom, an abolitionist  organization that works to free  70-million modern-day slaves around the world, and Kuumba in Motion, a non-profit educational initiative that empowers  children to discover their inherent gifts and talents through exposure to nature, the arts and creative sciences.  She is also the Founder of HUBCITY LIVE/ ETHIOPIA-MINCHU Project, a technological futuristic city planned for Bahir Dar, Ethiopia.  Known by many Ethiopians as “The Real Wakanda,” the Afro-futuristic project will usher in next-generation technologies, conscious commerce, innovation, culture and opportunity to an emerging Afrika.