For Ms. Yolanda “Wildpraize” Marant, gospel is the music of both personal testimony and miraculous salvation. A sought after praise and worship leader, song writer and director, the Denver native is always willing to lend her expertise, gifts and noted voice to assist music ministries, churches and those that request her. She is internationally recognized as Ms. Yolanda “Wildpraize” Marant due to her unrestricted ability to worship God and minister unto the people of God. This young lady has evolved into a true worship leader, inviting all to share in the praise experience as she lifts her voice in adoration to God.
Ms.Yolanda has been afforded tremendous opportunities to open and/or perform with the following artists and organizations (to name a few): Stephen Hurd, Crystal Akin, La'Tonya Moore, Josh Groban, Heritage Christian Center (with Beverly Crawford, Lisa Page-Brooks), Kurt Carr, Lyle Lovett, Maurice Rogers, Yolanda Adams, Rev. James Moore, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Vickie Winans, John P. Kee, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Rodnie Bryant, Kim Burrell, Dorothy Norwood, The Clark Sisters, Walter Hawkins, Carnell Murrell.
She has performed at such events as The National Baptist Convention, The Gospel Music Workshop of America, The Lion King, Church Mess Gospel Stage Play, Denver Jazz & Blues Festival, Heritage Christian Center Easter Plays, and the AIM Convention. In 2008 the favor of God took Yolanda to Osaka, Japan where she serves as a vocal instructor at Soul Bird Music School. Her most recent voyage took on tour throughout Italy as a featured lead vocalist and background vocalist for Cedric Shannon Rives of St. Louis, MO.
Ms.Yolanda began music ministry as a child at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Denver, where she sang in the youth and adult choir as well as directed the youth choir. Her ministry then began to flourish while serving in leadership at Kingdom of Faith Christian Center under the tutelage of Bishop Q.L. Smith.
From the beginning of its inception, until its reorganization, she served in administration, marketing and the worship and fine arts ministry. She served as head of marketing and minister of worship at Kingdom Life Center Church (KLCC), also under the leadership of Bishop Q.L. Smith. In conjunction with serving at KLCC she extended her service as the marketing/PR director to Timothy Martin & The Workshop Choir and As One Ministries, Pastor Tarell J. Martin. She also served at Prophetic Life Changing Ministries, Pastor Eric and Lynn Munnerlyn where she served as the minister of music, marketing and graphic design manager.