In this episode of Ms. SiSi The Real InfoPreneur, Ms. SiSi speaks with artist and entertainment attorney Attorney Vernelle S. Edwards who goes by the stage name of Aria Elan when performing. Edwards spoke about balancing her multiple careers as an artist, and entertainment attorney, and a public speaker. Edwards shared her views about activism and how she uses media and songs to promote awareness about the various social justice issues facing people today. Subscribe to Aria Elan’s Youtube Channel.
A graduate of College of Charleston and Southwestern University School of Law, Attorney Edwards is a member of the State Bar of California. She has worked as an entertainment attorney
in Los Angeles and New York City. Ms. Edwards founded Isis Management, representing musicians, producers, and artists, including James Brown. She later founded SiSi Records,
releasing a collection of works, including Motown legend Sylvia Moy’s hits “Love’s Inside” and “You can depend on my love” on the “Universal Love” album. (Ms. Moy wrote and produced
Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amor.”)
Ms. Edwards has spoken as a panelist at Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) conference, at women’s conferences, legal conferences, colleges & universities, United
Way of Ventura County, US Air Force, US Navy Black History Month events, Veterans fundraisers, etc. and has received certificates of appreciation and awards from California Youth Authority, College of Charleston, County of Maui, Hawaii, NAACP, Ventura Self Help
Clinic, Watts Legal Aid, US Navy, and numerous others.
Ms. Edwards wrote a musical “Amandla ka Mandela” which was produced off-Broadway in New York City. She also wrote “Missionary”, a historical novel and is an award-winning poet.
As a motivational speaker, Ms. Edwards believes in encouraging everyone to dream big, work hard, and visualize the achievement of their goals.
Attorney Edwards can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org