What is your name and what city do you rep?
My name is Ravoshia Mone’ Whaley and my first name is pronounced as (Raa-vash-shia). I know it’s a little hard for some to pronounce. I am representing both a small city in Texas right outside of Houston called Beaumont and the Caribbean Island Bermuda.. I grew up in both as my mother is from Texas and my father is from Bermuda. Therefore, I have dual citizenship.
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
“Fashion Killa” my latest single is actually exceeding my expectations I had some time ago. It’s definitely climbing up the ladder in a significant way. I’m humbled that it is being picked up by so many radio stations here in America, in the United Kingdom, European and Candian territories. Also my fashion killa video is skyrocketing with views so that’s all a blessing. I would say that the overall vibe I was feeling at the timeframe I created this record was the inspiration. I felt like embracing my own style and being confident with how I present myself.
What is unique about you and your music?
I’ve been told that my music and style is creative and different but still can be relatable. That I add something unique in the mix with most things I do even if it’s a small detail. Since I was a young girl in middle school and high school I would always go left when many would go right. I would do my own thing which was weird of how I would dress or how I would wear my hair with the platinum blonde with black back way back then to many, although most liked it.
What shaped your music?
My creativity, love for dance, and my cultural background has all impacted the shaping of my music and style. I like being multidimensional and not put in just one box musically.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
It’s an interesting story of when I decided I wanted to pursue music. I was in my senior year of high school sitting in my science class and randomly a line popped up in my mind “is it wicked for you baby” I started to write it down in my notepad and sang it low to myself in the back of the classroom. I wrote a few more lines and then showed it to one of my best friends and she was like “wow you should sing this and do music along with your dancing.” After that I was like you know what this is worth me pursuing plus I had always loved music and would often find myself lip syncing other artist’s’ records while dancing to them.
What type of music do you listen to?
All styles of music as I really love pop-reggae, r&b, afro, and hip hop music. Although, I do enjoy country and gospel as well.
What inspires you to write music?
The thrill of my words;lyrics written to become a part of a musical element. I love writing songs that are either something from my own personal experiences. Additionally, writing songs that don’t have nothing to do with me, instead they just tell a dope creative story. Lastly, songs that make you want to dance as I am big on that.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
I am a big movie head so I love watching or going to the movies. I enjoy comedy, mystery- thriller type of movies. I’m big on going out in nature and doing active things. As well as, I love family cookouts,especially the good food when I can visit, and writing poetry and stories.
Happiness to you is…
Waking up feeling the blessing of being alive to live another day which is a chance to live my passions and purpose. The main three keys to my happiness are love, peace, and purpose.
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
To know that this is not an easy road especially in the beginning, even in the middle, and not limited to the very end. That you must be ready to work really hard and be hungry. Also, you must have a strong belief in yourself to the point that you don’t have time to pay attention to naysayers who don’t see your vision and you will be fine.. Most importantly, I would tell artists starting out that you can’t believe everybody when they tell you they can do this and that for you right off. It is wise to look at their actions, because talk is cheap.
Tell us about your upcoming projects…
Well I’m excited about my new creative theme I call Ravoshia’s Mannequin Performance Style 101 that I will share my official logo for very shortly, that will be highlighted in my next single coming this fall called Mastermind. Aside from it being creative Mastermind really has a speech and vibe that relates to really working; crafting your own masterplan for whatever you want to do,while thinking smart and outside of the box. It is a very raw, daring, with a pop,hip hop mixture.I think it will definitely ruff up some feathers to a variety of listeners.
Where do we find you music / music projects?
Many can find my music especially Fashion Killa on
https://www.ravoshia.com, and all platforms available such as,
Spotify, Apple music, Itunes, Youtube Music, Tidal, and etc.
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Any last words for the readers?
Just my quote
“Mysteriously Her Flames Burn”
Sometimes in life the biggest mysteries are the secret to your own potential of achieving greatness. Love Ravoshia
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