13 year old Denise Bestman is a Nubian queen on the rise. The pure majesty of her voice is best seen here:

As a member of the P22 Chorus in New York, the video above has been seen over 2 million times. It gained so much attention, she was featured in the 2012 Grammy Awards Target Ad.

Denise is a first generation American and Staten Island, New York native. Her parents immigrated from Liberia, West Africa. Now she is in the Studio putting together her own material.

Here’s a sample:

You gotta admit this amazing 13 year old Staten Island Queen brings it. MTV agreed. You can buy Denise’s song Hidden on the MTV website.

Herald the coming of this Queen. As the next generation of Hip Hop talent, put her on Blast!!!


Bob Lewis is a married father of four, grandfather of two (so far…), who lives in Washington State. His goal is to inspire his readers to consider my words and hopefully address these issues individually through civic and public engagement. You can reach and find more of Bob’s writings at One Citizen’s Opinion