There has been a wide shift in the interest of the new generation in the artistic professions. Be it music, arts, or dance, the young generation is greatly interested in such areas. Not many youngsters, nevertheless, are serious about pursuing a career in their interest. While making their career choice, most of them compromise and go for professions that promise job security and higher pay.
A very few young individuals have the courage to go after their dreams despite the path being risky. Such individuals enjoy their journey, not worrying about the outcome, paving their way to success. Fear is what helps an individual to widen their horizons and explore their potential. There is definitely no guarantee for success, yet the satisfaction that comes from within is unmatchable.
Kendall Joy Joshua, born on July 22, 2001, is one of such fearless youngsters. The 19-year-old individual is not just a rap artist but also a record producer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. Her talent knows no boundaries.
Carving Her Own Path
Success is something that is earned and not inherited. Joshua, also known by her nickname’ KJThe Revolution,’ is an aspiring artist taking the music world by a storm at such a young age. Joshua had explored her interest in music from a very young age. At the age of 6, Joshua’s father, Timothy, got her the first MIDI keyword that sparked interest in Joshua. Since then, no hurdle whatsoever has been strong enough to pull her down from chasing her dreams.
Many youngsters often drop their dreams since they don’t have support from their homes. Joshua has been one of those few lucky individuals who had family support who backed her up and supported her to pursue her dreams.
Joshua took her inspiration from several genres. Whether it be disco, alternative, or pop, Joshua enjoyed them all. Yet, her biggest inspiration of all times that lit a fire within her to go after her passion was Kendrick Lamar and the band- Kraftwerk.
The New-York based artist belongs to those lot of people who do not take the traditional route and carve their own way. Her career started during middle school when she started producing tracks with her friend, Trillian Wood Smith. The duo called themselves “The Phenom Society” andreleased many songs, includingtheir first song “My Zone” on many platforms, such as YouTube and SoundCloud.
A Rising Artist with a Dedicated Soul
At the age of 14, when kids aren’t sure about what subjects they want to take in high school, Joshua knew exactly what she wanted from her life. She released her first mix-tape song known as “Kenosis,” mesmerizing the audience with her melodious voice and well-crafted verses. “My music is heavy matter but told lightheartedly,” says Joshua.
The beauty of consuming art is completely different yet significant. Not many artists have such an understanding of music, yet Joshua, since an early age, has been clear about the sort of music that she has wanted to create. Through her songs, Joshua has shed light on different mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, which are seen as taboo in our society. “Fire X Ice,” “I Feel Amazing,” “Aamon’s Lane,” and “I Explode” are some of the songs that have been released revolving around the topic of mental health. Joshua has the power of music through her thought-provoking verses. With the help of music, she targets the young generation’s internal battles that no one else is ready to talk about.
Every artist has a strong point. For Joshua, it is her poetic lyricism and the use of original instruments. In 2019, she released G.A.N.A.R., which proved to be a turning point for Joshua’s career, helping her gain worldwide fame and acknowledgment.
Nobody’s perfect. “I want to love myself wholly and not just in bits and pieces, for in the eyes of society, it is inevitable that I am going to be a flawed being,” says Joshua.
Joshua has always been passionate about giving back to the community. With an aim to create ‘a more woke generation,’ she has been producing songs that could help people and bring a change in society. While blowing the audience away through her songs and performances, Joshua has also launched her own clothing brand known as “F.E.A.R. is Nothing but the Atmosphere.” Through the clothes, she finds a balance between music and social presence and idea that is well-thought and executed.
Since the beginning of her journey, Joshua has been committed to creating a path for her that has given her nothing but success. In 2020, she featured in “A Teenage Story,” unlocking another potential of hers, leaving behind the audience stunned.
Joshua, the inspiring 19-year-old, is not just a successful professional but an ideal example for the young generation to chase after their dreams. She has taught the world that the fear of losing is what acts as a driving force, making an individual work even harder. Through her devotion and faithfulness to her passion, Joshua has made her mark in the music industry. Nevertheless, be it music, entrepreneurship, or acting, Joshua has been putting in her heart and soul, which is obvious through her work, and there is no doubt in the fact that she is a champion of today.