Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Essence Green has been singing for the past 12 years — which is a majority of her life since she is only 16.
And most of those years were spent here in Georgetown County.
Green — who now lives in Jacksonville, Fla. — has been using her talent as often as she can and recently recorded a CD, appropriately titled Introducing Essence Green.
The first single to be released, Our God, is getting some radio play, according to her agent ‘Diddy Coffee’.
It’s a song she helped write and compose.
“It’s a song about how awesome God is and what he does for his children,” the teenager said in a recent telephone interview.
Green said her mother, Shenika Green, discovered she could sing at age 4 but it wasn’t until she was 7 that she began to sing publicly.
Her first public appearance was in church at the Lighthouse of Jesus Christ in Georgetown. She said she was not nervous. Probably because the talent is something she inherited.
Green said she is a “fifth generation singer,” adding she has aunts and cousins who sing.
“I love singing gospel. I have been saved since I was 5 years old. I was brought up in church. I do not want to do secular music,” she said.
The message she is trying to deliver, she said, is “without God you can’t do anything.”
Coffee said he first saw Green in a talent show in October.
“She blew me away with her voice,” he said. “She is very confident and is really mature for her age.”
Until 2009, Green lived in Georgetown and attended Kensington Elementary and Georgetown Middle Schools.
NOTE: It was previously reported Green would be in Georgetown this week for a concert. According to her mother, the concert has been postponed until September.
By Scott Harper