Monifah (born Monifa Carter; January 28, 1971 in Manhattan, New York) is an American R&B singer-songwriter. She is best known for her association with rapper Heavy D. and her music from the mid-1990s including 1998's Touch It. Monifah was raised in the Spanish Harlem section of New York City. She currently stars as one of six members on TV One's reality show R&B Divas : Atlanta. Monifah recently signed with and released a single "One Moment" with Famous Records / Famous Music Group based out of Sunrise, FL who distributes via Universal.