For Yolanda “Wildpraize” Marant, gospel is the music of both personal testimony and miraculous salvation. A sought after female vocalist, praise and worship leader and background singer, 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 “Wildpraize” 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.
Yolanda has been afforded tremendous opportunities to open and/or perform with the following artists and organizations (to name a few): LeAndria Johnson, Lamar Campbell, Stephen Hurd, Maurice Rogers, Crystal Akin, San Franklin-Jackson, Josh Groban, Kurt Carr, Michelle Prather, Lyle Lovett, Yolanda Adams, Rev. James Moore, Donnie McClurkin, Mary Mary, Kierra Sheard. Chrystal Rucker, Vickie Winans, John P. Kee, Vanessa Bell-Armstrong, Rodnie Bryant, Kim Burrell, Dorothy Norwood, The Clark Sisters, and Walter Hawkins. 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 Productions, and the AIM Convention.
Yolanda has assisted to launch such music ministries in the Denver area as: Echoes of Praise (East High School), Michael Williams & Eternal Life, Tarell Martin & Devoted, Timothy Martin & The Workshop Choir and Timothy Martin & Greatness.
Over the past eight years the favor of God has taken Yolanda to Osaka, Japan where she serves as a recurring vocal instructor at Soul Bird Music School. Additionally, over the past five years she has toured throughout Europe/Germany as a featured lead vocalist and background with national recording artists Cedric Shannon Rives, Michelle Prather and Oscar Williams
Yolanda’s Music ministry began as a child at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Denver, where she sang in the youth and adult choir as well as serving as a choir director. 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 and Destiny Christian Center as minister of music and head of marketing.
It’s no surprise that these various roles planted a seed for her entrepreneurial spirit. In 2006 Wildpraize Music & Media Productions, Inc. was birthed as a marketing firm assist the faith-based community, businesses, musicians and artists to bring their visions to life to impact the world. Her vision has come to pass, and her firm continues to grow and serve ministries all across the country.
With all her experience and music background; the time has finally come to begin production of Yolanda’s first studio album. A single is set for release soon.