This Week’s Celebrity Feature: 7 Year Old, Author *~LaNiyah Bailey*~

Posted on Mar 8 2012 - 2:14pm by GumBumping Lady (Toyiah Marquis)

This week is no different than any other week here at Gumbumper.

As ALWAYS we’re here to bump gums’ and to give you the best glimpse into the lives of celebrities, those who grind behind the scenes and individuals who are making a difference in the world.

@Tash1216 and the ladies here at Gumbumper are bringing you the youngest person we’ve ever featured on our website!! She is only seven years old, but doing more than most of us!! Me included…. This little lady has written TWO BOOKS!!!! And she is LaNiyah Bailey.

With no further a’due….

Check the interview out HERE!!


“Toyiah Marquis” was a singer in the nationally recognized R&B singing group Che. A group that traveled throughout the US with many reputable artists such as The Chi-lites, The Emotions, The Stylistics, CeCe Peninston, Twista, Public Announcement and many more acts in their 14 year history of being in the music industry. Additionally, LaToya “Toyiah Marquis” is a SAG credited Actress with credits ranging from TV to film, best known for her role in the motion picture "Barbershop" where she played "Samir's Wife." Also a published co-author of 2 (two) highly-acclaimed children’s books “Not fat because I wanna be,” & “Stand Up! Bully Busters....coming to town” which she wrote with her then 6-year-old daughter, Award-Winning, Author, LaNiyah Bailey. She is also responsible for the development and success of RCA Records recording artist Jawan Harris; whom she managed from the age of 5 to 12 years old alongside Multi-Platinum, super-producer “Kaygee” from the legendary hip-hop group “Naughty By Nature.” Currently, “Toyiah Marquis” is the Executive Director of The G.L.A.R.E (Girls Loving And Respecting Everyone) Club which is a not-for-profit organization which mentors teen girls throughout the Chicago land area and owner of the nationally known Entertainment News resource Known to many as an "Entrepreneurial Hustler." “Toyiah Marquis,” has many notches in her belt which range from experience in Artist Management, Writing, Import/Export, Cosmetics, Marketing and Publishing. My goals are to be successful in anything I touch. I want to create a legacy for my daughters. I want to have enough power to help people deal with their struggles, help empower them and create self-confidence to help people achieve their dreams and goals in life. I want to make a difference in the world. * I am chairman & co-founder of So She Cosmetics, Inc

2 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Samantha32 March 9, 2012 at 11:29 am -

    She is pretty amazing, taking a huge obligation at the age of 7? its really wow! Good luck my dear, I know you will succeed for bring a great author…

  2. Treniece March 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm -

    OMG! She is doing better than most of us. At 7, I was learning how to spell my name correctly. lol Big Ups to gumbumper for introducing us to this wonderful young lady! mini-Oprah!!