When did you realize that you wanted to become a musician?
At the age of eleven, I think I discovered my passion for performing. I loved to sing and dance, and I was super into musical theater as well.
What was the first project you created as a professional musician?
My first real project was completed after I had just graduated from high school. I was eighteen years old and was a member of the choir, and we released a CD together and I was a featured soloist.
What has been the most challenging part about being a musician?
I would say time management is a super important skill that I had to learn in order to balance my personal life with my music. It’s helpful to be able to decipher the difference between what is essential and what is not in order to get my priorities straight. Even though I enjoy the business side of things, it was essential for me to be able to step back and allow third parties to assist me with the execution of my music campaigns, while I continued to handle the creative side of my music.
What has been the most rewarding part about being a musician?
The growth has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my career. I always love to learn new things and evolve to become the best version of myself. Music has always really helped to come out of my comfort zone and put myself out there, which has built my character and personality. I’ve been able to grow with my creativity, writing, and performance capabilities with music, and I am looking forward to learning even more during the rest of my career.
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
My mom has been my ride or die since day one and has always stood by me with my music career. I am constantly growing and evolving, and my mom has been there for me every step of the way cheering me on. I also think she had a big influence on my personal taste in music, as well as the music I create. I also find myself listening to the same music that she grew up listening to, which is super cool.
What advice would you give to someone who is just starting out their music career?
My most important piece of advice is to go digital. Times have certainly changed and it is important to be able to adapt to the ever changing music industry in order to be successful. Don’t be afraid to ask other people for help and absorb as much information about the music industry as you can so you are able to make well-informed decisions when it comes to your career.
What do you have in store for your fans in 2021?
2021 will be filled with brand new music that I have never released before, and hopefully a handful of live events if it is safe to do so!
Jahwula's newest single "Good Jawn" is coming April 28th!