Huge hoop earrings and hair down to "there" were her signatures. Jodi was the definition of 80's chic. Successfully merging music and fashion, Jodi was a force to be reckoned with. But don't dismiss Miss Watley as just another vapid 80's pop tart, Jodi wrote and arranged a lot of her own music. Her style was her own, she wore it and she wore it well. Many girls idolized and imitated Madonna's style at the time, my idol was Jodi. Did I forget to mention that the lady was fashion model fine as well? She had a great figure and killer bone structure! A former Soul Train dancer and singer with the R&B group Shalamar, Jodi stepped out on her own and took the world by storm and winning a Grammy in the process. Jodi left her mark on stage as well in 1996 playing Rizzo in the hit Broadway play Grease...the first time the role was ever played by an African American. Jodi has since created her own record label Avitone Records (you go girl!) and released a new CD in August 2006 titled "The Makeover". Her new release features some of my current musical heros such as King Britt, 4Hero, and DJ Spinna.