Thursday, September 20, 2007

Spotlight on Jaylaan Ahmad-Llewellyn

Jaylaan with her horse 'Minute Maid'

With Mom Shahara at a New York Charity Event
Twenty-eight year old Ms. Jaylaan Ahmad-Llewellyn is on the rise in a BIG way. She is the founder/owner of bluhammock music – an indie label based in New York City. After she earned a Bachelor degree in Sociology from Harvard University, she worked at the William Morris Agency – honing her skills in artist development and contract negotiation. She later branched out on her own and may in the music industry are taking notice.
Some of the artists on her label include Speech (formerly of Arrested Development), the Cary Brothers, and the Virginia Coalition. The projected gross income of this label is around $375,000 for the end of the year. She says that she strives to sign and promote “intelligent” artists versus that same ole studio made music superstars.
Jaylaan is also the owner of an equestrian themed clothing company called bluhorse clothing which launched this year. An avid rider (she rides her horse several times a week), Jaylaan decided to create clothing targeted towards this exclusive market that could also be worn on the streets.
Jaylaan grew up in the super privileged lifestyle of one of the country’s wealthiest Black families. Her father J. Bruce Llewellyn, is Chairman/Owner/CEO of the Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company. She is often seen at various charitable events with her mother, Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn. I recently featured Jaylaan’s fabulous artist showcase party in the Hamptons as one of the ‘Friday Fabulous Flicks.’
Keep your eyes open for more news about this talented young woman!