Born in Southern California, Toya began her musical journey at age 8. She soon discovered she had a natural gift for singing and songwriting. During high school, Toya was a member of the Gardena High School marching band playing the clarinet as well as teaching herself to play the flute. Upon graduating from college, her dream of a musical career was put on hold to raise a family. In 1992, the family (consisting of Robert, her husband and three sons, Terrance, Taimarius and Robert, III) relocated to the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Today with the support of her family, the time is right to follow her dream once again. Inspired by family and the success of other artists/singers in the Industry, Toya has chosen to further explore her passion and talent for music. In 2003-2004, Toya along with her family launched two Indie Labels entitled Open-Minded Records and Positive Energy Records. Toya truly believes that 'Now is the Time to Free an Open-Mind laced with Positive Energy through creative Songs and Music. Through guidance from God and determination, Toya compiled her second Contemporary Gospel Album titled 'The Turning Point'. This album sends a personal Inspirational message laced with R&B flavor, guaranteed to feed your Spirit and Soothe your Soul. 'The Turning Point' exclusively composed, produced, written and recorded by Toya, shows a sincere representation of her Faith, Style and Creativity. Toya's goal is to continue spreading Love through Music internationally with First-Time Quality. She will use City Functions, Guest Appearances, the Internet and CDBABY to further promote and distribute 'The Turning Point' along with her debut Contemporary Gospel album 'When God Calls' and her debut Urban/R&B Soul album 'My Songs'. It's Universal, Not Narrow, Broad Minded, Progressive, Tolerant, and Liberal. Toya is Open-Minded laced with Positive Energy.