“I feel it’s quite redundant. Once you hear 1 you hear 10 just like it. I do enjoy the sound. I love the creativity of the producers nowadays. I may not dig what’s being said, but the sound tracks are great and truly is a gift.”
Check out the interview with VuDaGODdess exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: Where did this all start? Tell us about your journey in the entertainment business.
VuDaGODdess: It started as early as 3 years old, singing and playing on a piano for Christmas. My father had, and still has, jam sessions almost every Friday. As for the business aspect, I built a studio and began to record what I call “my diary to sound.” It was my therapy and when others heard it they encouraged me to share.
I wanted a platform and exposure for funding a startup of a not for profit and because music is so powerful and reaches out vastly, I was like why not? This journey has had its ups and downs but that is life. You keep pushing and create your own opportunities.
What would be your biggest piece of advice for the young kids out there trying to do what you do?
Be original and know what you want to achieve. Focus on your craft, but also do your research and gain knowledge of the business portion. Don’t give up if this is what you truly desire.
What are some of the hardest challenges and tasks in your position?
The hardest challenges for me is breaking the barriers of similarities and being categorized. I have an undefined sound so when asked “who do you sound like?” my answer is me. The hardest tasks for me is social networking. I’m somewhat introverted and socially antisocial; coming out my shell was hard. Oh, and interviews. I’m like just listen and you will get to know me and you can dance while doing it.
We all know the entertainment business is very tough, but what do you find is the best way to promote and advertise your music?
I join lots of groups and websites and share. I interact with those that reach out and genuinely feel my music. I provide free downloads and sometimes tickets to my show to my fans. I call them fam because they support more than most of my bloodline.
Tell us about your city. How are the artists and the fans?
Unfortunately in my city there isn’t a lot of support for local artists. There are many amazingly talented people. We in most part support each other, the majority of us have to go elsewhere to get the fan support. Local media and radio stations are now providing outlets to indie artists. As for the local fans they will not show support until you’re on top or mainstream.
Where do you see yourself a year from today?
On your TV screen performing or as a music video. Definitely being seen on that screen and hopefully earlier.
Who and what were your biggest inspirations? Who do you look up to in today’s world?
My biggest inspiration is life experiences, my life, and sometimes what I witness with those surrounding me. I look up to those that have the courage to be themselves and speak their truths anywhere in the world.
How do you feel about the music coming out today? Do you like it?
I feel it’s quite redundant. Once you hear 1 you hear 10 just like it. I do enjoy the sound. I love the creativity of the producers nowadays. I may not dig what’s being said, but the sound tracks are great and truly is a gift.
Where can we contact you and find you online?
Official Website: www.vudagoddess.com
Facebook: @vudagoddess |@vudagoddessartista