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Joliet, Illinois, USA. Despite the fact that Nesby launched a successful solo career in the late 90s singing R&B-style tunes, her roots lay in gospel music. Both of Nesbys parents were singers, but it was her mother who taught the youngster how to sing, leading to her debut at the Mount Zion Baptist Church at the age of three. Two years later, Nesby became the youngest president to be appointed of the church sunshine band, that later led to a part in a musical production of Sing Hallelujah. The show first premiered in Cincinnati, before moving to the Village Gate in New York City.
By 1987, Nesby had begun working with friend Timothy Lee, who soon proved pivotal in the singers career, as he became her manager and husband. Through her sister, Shirley Marie Graham, Nesby landed a spot singing with the respected gospel outfit, the Sounds Of Blackness. Nesby lent her vocal skills to a tribute to Martin Luther King, entitled Music...