Music Birthday: Jenifer Lewis

🔊🎉Today, January 25, 1957, Jenifer Jeanette Lewis was born in Kinloch, Missouri. Lewis played the role of Mama Odie in the 2009 animated musical fantasy film, The Princess and the Frog. The film’s soundtrack includes Mama Odie’s performance of ‘Dig a Little Deeper,’ which features Anika Noni Rose, and the Pinnacle Gospel Choir. This soundtrack album peaked on the US Billboard 200 at no. 80. The role of Mama Odie earned Lewis an Annie Award nomination, for Voice Acting in a Feature Production. 

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