HELLO FROM THE CREATOR-AND-CHIEF, TEMAKHA
I am Temakha, a modern day medicine womban with remedies that include award winning music, guided mediations, and visual art. As an entrepreneur, I provide my art, products and services via Abundaverse. I am previously known professionally as Tierra - TEA - Benton with a career resume resplendent with international recognition as a runway model and beauty ambassador. The foundation for my professional modeling career was laid Atlanta Georgia where I also earned a BA degree of the highest honors from Georgia State University.
My music career began in 2019 with the release of my first single entitled, Nouri. Success swiftly followed as I received the Indie Music Channel awards for Best Female RnB Artist 2019 and Best Music Video in 2020. In January 2020, I released my first self published book entitled, Abundaverse : The Remedy. In this body of work, I share personal reflections from my healing journey and the art and music that resulted from my exploration of indigenous healing arts. While in the process of building my first studio recorded music album I was inspired to also create The Abundaverse Chakra Meditation Album as a simple and practical tool for listeners to access, sustain, and maintain inner peace and wellbeing.
My visual art has been featured in exhibits in Georgia and South Carolina. In 2019 I led my first solo exhibition in conjunction with my single release party with Dadd’s Production Studio featuring a full collection of more than 20 original paintings. Also in 2019, I featured a capsule collection of original work in The Gullah Art Exhibition - Arts Ob We People produced in affiliation with the Art League of Hilton Head South Carolina. In October 2020, my work entitled, The Divine Current, was featured in the Friends of African American Art Exhibit in the Telfair Museums, Jepson Center for the Arts.
I am currently based in Savannah Georgia and if I am not painting or recording new music you can find me working closely with my jewelry designing mother, Taunya Benton Design as a model and creative director and with my soul sister, Kamilah KaMaat of Sankofa House Savannah as a temple assistant and multidisciplinary healing facilitator for the community.