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Who was Nisa? Iyanla Vanzant’s daughter

BY Shahzad Saeed Jul 31, 2023. 09:15 pm UPDATED: Jul 31, 2023. 09:15 pm

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Iyanla Vanzant, an inspirational speaker, has revealed the tragic passing of her youngest daughter Nisa.

Nisa’s passing was announced by Vanzant in an Instagram post that included a photo of a white candle that was burning.

Nisa Vanzant, who was she?

Iyanla’s youngest daughter, Nisa, was born in 1974. Her death’s circumstances have not yet been made public.

Nisa’s life is not well known to the general public. Her mother shared the tragic news with her 1.7 million Instagram followers.

“We are requesting your prayers as we announce the passing of Nisa Vanzant, the youngest child of our Beloved Iyanla Vanzant, with great sadness.”

“Please respect her and her family’s right to privacy at this time. I’m grateful.”

Nisa passed away almost two decades to the day after Iyanla’s daughter Gemmia, who lost her battle with colon cancer on Christmas Day, 2003.

Who is Iyanla Vanzant, a life coach?

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Vanzant is a TV personality, life coach, and prolific author. She is best known for her appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show. In Brooklyn, New York City, on September 13, 1953, she was given the name Rhonda Eva Harris.

Sarah Jefferson and Horace Harris were her parents; her mother passed away from breast cancer in 1955. Her father’s side of the family raised her.

In 1983, she received the title “Iyanla,” which means “great mother,” after being ordained as a priestess in the Yoruba tradition.

She first went to Virginia Union University and then Medgar Evers College.

In addition, Vanzant has a Master’s degree from the University of Santa Monica’s Center for the Study and Practice of Spiritual Psychology and a Juris Doctor from the City University of New York School of Law.

She also holds a New Thought ministerial ordination. She was one of the “100 most influential Black Americans” in 2000, according to Ebony magazine.

According to the article, “Her books, lectures, and television appearances have made her a multimedia high priestess of healthy relationships.”

Vanzant was then included in Oprah Winfrey’s 2016 SuperSoul100 list of trailblazing thinkers and powerful figures.

She also served as the host of the Oprah Winfrey Network television program Iyanla: Fix My Life, which ran from June 2012 to May 2021.

Yemi and Vanzant got divorced in 2007.

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Iyanla Vanzant, what has she said about her daughter?

Since her daughter’s passing, Vanzant has not yet spoken about her. She has previously talked about how to deal with personal tragedies, though.

She emphasized the value of giving oneself time to process the initial shock and horror of any significant change in a 2022 interview.

She emphasized the value of daily spiritual practices and suggested taking things one step at a time.

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