Morris Owens Jr.
BiographyAtlanta, Georgia, USA
In a single parent household growing up in Bankhead, GA was far from easy for Avanu, youngest of 3. His mother wanted to keep him from being a product of his environment so she would put him in after school programs. He played tennis, was in honor chorus and also performing arts. Avanu never knew his biological father but Morris L Owens Sr managed to call him just 2 weeks before his death. He was only 12 years of age when he saw his dad for the first time, in the casket. Read more... to write, later turning these emotions into songs. His brother began to mentor him, teaching him how to manipulate words and phrases. At 14, his mother felt it'll be best if he moved to Decatur, GA with his grandparents. During this time he began recording and singing in the cafeteria at lunch. His debut album opened up doors and took him across the country on a journey where he built a loyal fan base. Avanu has returned with his second solo studio album. The first single "It Feels Right" has took him into the mainstream of music. The video has rve revues and has 20,000 views in a couple of weeks before radio has start playing the song.