Jahmal Holland

Lyricist

FAVORITE MUSICAL: Dreamgirls

Jahmal Holland attributes his diverse interests to growing up in San Francisco, California, his mother’s social activism and her love of music and art. Jahmal earned his undergraduate degree from UCLA, majoring in Anthropology and minoring in African American Studies. He has written and recorded songs in multiple genres, and his film work demonstrates his diverse interest and appreciation of all cultures.

Jahmal’s most recent projects include writing the screenplay for the Nigerian feature film “ Still Standing”. “Still Standing” won a Golden Icon Academy Award for best Diaspora Film and Jahmal was nominated for an AMA Viewer’s Choice Award for Screenwriting.

In 2015, Jahmal completed work on the documentary “Spanish FLY”, a USC advanced project. Set in the Los Angeles Harbor area, this documentary chronicles the rise of three Chicano youths who meet in Jr High School, start a hip hop group, and pioneer Chicano Rap as a genre.

Jahmal recently completed a Master’s of Fine Arts Degree in Film and Television Production at the University of Southern California. He and his wife reside in Los Angeles.