Fershgenet Melaku, aka Lola Monroe, was born in Addis Ababa and raised in Washington D.C.’s Garfield Terrace. Does she look familiar? That might be because she first was a video model under the moniker of Angel Lola Luv (back when being a “video vixen” was an actual career), and starred in many videos we all know and love, such as Kanye West’s “Good Life” featuring T-Pain.
Determined to be more than a video model, Lola gradually transitioned into music and released her first mixtape in 2009, Boss Bitch’s World. Other mixtapes soon followed and, in 2011, she was signed to Wiz Khalifa’s label and dubbed the ‘First Lady’ of Taylor Gang.
While at Taylor Gang, Lola released Lipstick and Pistols, and later dropped her debut single “B.B. (Boss Bitch)” featuring fellow Taylor Gang artists Chevy Woods and Juicy J. In 2013, however, she announced that she wasn’t part of Wiz’s label anymore. Today, five years and a baby later, she’s working on coming back with her debut album, so stay tuned.