Mr. Flamboyant is an artist of many talents. He is an accomplished entertainer with music in his DNA. Coming from a family of musical legends, Gladys Knight and William Guest of the Pips, his talent and passion for music and entertainment make it clear that the “music gene” is strong in his biological roots.
Mr. Flamboyant was born Phalando Jibouri Lawson in Atlanta, GA. Being raised by a single mother, residing primarily on the south side of Atlanta (East Point, College Park and Riverdale), from a young age he learned to work hard and hustle to help make ends meet. As he grew into a young man, having mouths to feed and people depending on him, he’s always stayed on his grind providing for his loved ones, determined to be a success.
While working various 9-5’s and being a devout father, Mr. Flamboyant has managed to produce 4 of his own albums, with his single “I Made Her” featuring Benny Jones recently peaking at on the Euro Indie Music Chart. He has toured with many artists including Goodie MobOutcast, 8Ball and MJG, Pastor Troy, Trick Daddy and the late Shawty Lo.
He has performed with his uncle William Guest from Gladys Knight and the Pips and appeared in other major artists’ music videos, such as Ne-Yo’s “The Way You Move” featuring Trey Songz and T-Pain.
In addition, Mr. Flamboyant has appeared in major films. Most recently, he appears in Oprah Winfrey’s newest movie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, which airs on HBO. He has also appeared in other major films, such as “Change Up” and Disney’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”, as well as “Stomp the Yard” with Ne-Yo and Chris Brown. You can even catch him in episodes of Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns”, BET’s “Second Generation Wayans”, USA Network’s “Necessary Roughness”.
Currently, Mr. Flamboyant is co-host of Mbodyment Radio on WIGO 1570 AM, 2017 Stellar Award winner for major market radio station of the year. Mbodyment Radio airs every Monday-Friday 6pm-7pm and features indie artists as well as small businesses in Georgia that serve their local community. While Mr. Flamboyant is a busy man, he is working on releasing a new album and ready to come back with a vengeance!