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Rising Stars: Meet Johdi

Today we’d like to introduce you to Johdi.

Hi Johdi, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
Grew up on the west side of Detroit. Started singing when I was two years old and never stopped. I grew up in a physically and mentally abusive home. My mother raised five children on her own while being married to my father. Music saved my life. It has carried me through abuse and mental illness. I’ve sung behind many stars and have been on many stages. After graduating high school, I committed 100% to my music career. I’ve released singles and an EP.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It hasn’t always been a smooth road. Being an artist already comes with its own set of challenges, but trying to overcome mental illness and past trauma while being an artist has been my most difficult yet rewarding battle. Learning how to use my pain and passion in my art has helped to heal me in so many ways.

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I’m a singer/songwriter/performer! Call me an entertainer! I’m most known for my soulful voice and stage presence when performing. I’m proud of my gift to captivate an audience and put on a great show. What sets me apart is my ability to connect with any crowd dynamic to give my best performance. I feel my music. My band and I are in sync and one accord.

Do you any memories from childhood that you can share with us?
When I was 11, I was casted as Dorothy in The Wiz. I got to perform a three night opening weekend at one of the biggest theaters in Detroit. My mother made my entire costume. Lol, it was amazing. I fell in love with theater after that and was blessed to be casted in lead roles all over Michigan.

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Khamall Dunigan Jacob Linville Me’chelle Photography

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