By Renee Williams, Photo Credit: John Harpring

Monét ‘Nefertiti’ Robinson

Age: 28  |  Profession: Jazz Vocalist / Financial Aid counselor at AU  |  Spouse’s name and profession: Chris Robinson, Founder of Overtime Academy, a boutique basketball training company | Child: Neptune Robinson , 10 months

One word you would use to describe yourself: Nonconforming

What quality do you admire the most? Vulnerability

Dream vacation? Touring all over Africa

Favorite place to take the kids? Barnes & Nobles

If you had a super power, what would it be? Moms already have super powers so I’ll focus on mastering those since I’m a new mom!

Favorite TV show: Blackish

What did you want to be when you grew up? I’ve known since my childhood that I wanted to perform and sing.

Hobbies? Writing, producing electronic/hip hop beats, reading

Is there an important life lesson you’ve learned? Life is more about who you are becoming, not about what you’re doing. If you’re an outstanding person, you will make an outstanding impact.

What would surprise people about you? Even though I’m a performer and I’m very vocal in the community, I’m an introvert.

Best thing about being a mom? It’s such a privilege and blessing to see the miracle of life unfolding from the unique perspective of parenthood.

Hardest part about being a mom? Motherhood is servanthood. It is intensely demanding in every way, externally and internally.

Whom do you admire most? My mother, Thelma Mae Epps.

Are you a planner, a dreamer or a doer? Give us an example of why: I am a dreamer/planner. I am a perfectionist and love to imagine new things and I love the process of preparation.

Greatest hope: Unity within diversity and true peace.

Biggest fear: Not having something to wear!

What are you reading right now? The book of Genesis.

What inspires you? Seeing women confidently and courageously loving, accepting and being themselves.

Song playing in your head? “I Like to Dance” from Yo Gabba Gabba


This article appears in the October 2017 issue of Augusta Family Magazine.
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