Today, we are interviewing Kionya, an aspiring female rapper.
How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey?
I have always been into music. I also modeled in a pageant as a teen and taught modeling. I also took up Afro and jazz classes. I used to write rap songs since I was 14 years old. Also, in my journey, I have battled rap boys at house parties.
Who are your role models?
My role models are Roxanne Shante, Big Daddy Kane, Eric B, Salt, and Pepa.
What inspires you?
My inspiration is my sons trying to make their life better and make them proud of me.
What’s your most memorable experience?
My most memorable experience was when I beat a guy at his own party on the microphone.
Which social media channels work best for promoting your work? What exactly do you do on the social media channel that makes it work for you?
I would say Instagram. I just continuously put my music on Instagram.
What’s your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is not succeeding.
Looking back, what’s one thing you wish you understood better before you ever got started?
Females in rap have to work twice as hard as males. Also, not to be pressured to have a sexy image.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
I just practice and write as much as I can. Also, Youtube tutorials help. I’m also involved in two rap contests right now.
What keeps you going when things get tough?
My faith keeps me going that I’m good at what I do. I need to continue to persevere.
Any message for our readers.
You can achieve anything you want to. For young girls to be a rapper, you can be true to yourself and not have to wear sexy clothes.
How can people connect with you?
You can connect with me on Instagram.