The truth is I love to sing and write songs, It’s my dream and has been for the longest time.  However too many of times I had found myself in positions where I had hidden from doing what I had always wanted to do. Where I had stopped dreaming! Whether this was because I was scared of the opinions of others, fear of exposing myself creatively (and maybe personally) or just not being sure if I was good enough… Whatever the excuse I was holding back from what was truly in my heart, to sing, to write, to perform, to share, to create! . So there was a constant internal debate within me; between who i was, what i was doing and what I should have been doing. This was the conflict

However despite this there was always something deep within that stirred me - a light that kept me around music,  so from singing in choirs, performing on the BBC,  local events and open mics, to singing in church. I couldn’t completely pull away. Something within me was telling me to follow my goal.

I am grateful for that light that didn’t dim even when I tried to hide it, that light that pushed me to truly knowing what I want and who i can be - because light no matter how small always shines in the dark. 

  Its time to share those songs written in my room at the back of an old maths book, to bring those voice notes on my phone and melodies in my head to life!

Follow The Light| Kemi Sulola

Singer| Songwriter| Creative| Artist

"I am grateful for that light that didnt dim, even when i tried to hide it, that light that pushed me to truly knowing what I want and can be "

 'Heart fluttering RnB' - Fader UK Magazine 

‘ Strong vocals, she sings beautifully’ - Certified UK

Notable Past Events ( see more here
2016
03/07 - Live Arts Radio Birmingham 
02/08 - BBC WM Radio
06/08 - Project Soundlounge- Town Hall

'Heart fluttering RnB' - Fader UK 

'Strong vocals, she sings beautifully' - Certified UK 

(before performing at an event, hosted by Norte) 'Yes I remember her, great singer' - Manny Norte 

I get a lot of cods/demos that I never listen to, but I listened to {Kemi's} a few times! - Trevor Nelson 

 ‘ Reminds me of the golden era of RnB’ - Ayishat Akanbi 

A movement not a moment:

#bLACKLIVESMATTER

wHYnoW?

#THESHOWMUSTBEPAUSED #bLACKOUTDAY 

light of the police brutality and death of many black lives such as george floyd, bREONNA TAYLOR AND AHMAUD ARBERY AS OF RECENT.  an initiative PUT TOGETHER BY two black females, Atlantic senior directors of marketing Brianna Agyemang and Jamila Thomas has been put together to raise awareness and support for the cause.

in their statements the following intentions of the pause #Blackouttuesday / #theshowmustbepaused is explained 

'to disrupt the work week... The music industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. An industry that has profited predominantly from Black art. Our mission is to hold the industry at large, including major corporations + their partners who benefit from the efforts, struggles and successes of Black people accountable."

tHE TIME IS NOW

IN Addition to this there have been a number of cases of injustice surrounding individuals of the black community, that need to be heard and supporting so that justice can be served.

Using the term black lives matter is not to say that other lives do not, of course all lives do, but this cannot be true till black lives are respected throughout the world, whether they are in africa or america.

it is knowing that during this time and throughout history , due to racist and systemic oppression that black individuals and communities have faced much injustice. It is time for that oppression to be lifted and for what is right and for the betterment of all man kind to take stage

it is time for change!

 

Artist duty

nina simone famously said 'its an artists duty to reflect the times' As an upcoming artist and black WOMAN, i feel the plight of this and I wanted to think about what i could do. as such I would like to use my platforms (at all times) but specifically during this time while the movement is strong, to raise more awareness on what is happening and how we can all work together to push for change

 

A movement not a moment:

#bLACKLIVESMATTER

wHYnoW?

Nina simone famously said 'its an artists duty to reflect the times' As an upcoming artist and black WOMAN, i feel the plight of this and I wanted to think about what i could do. as such I would like to use my platforms (at all times) but specifically during this time while the movement is strong, to raise more awareness on what is happening and how we can all work together to push for change.

 

 IF WE WANT CHANGE WE MUST EDUCATE OURSELVES As well as take required ACTION. in MY MAIN WEBSITE I HAVE PUT TOGETHER SOME RESOURCES AND EDUCATIVE TOOLS OF WHICH YOU CAN LOOK AT TO SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT AND CASES OF INJUSTICE. ALSO AS A BLACK ARTIST, HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT BLACK CREATIVES IN THE INDUSTRY

More information on  justice page 

 

© Kemi Sulola 2020