We had the good fortune of connecting with Haviah Mighty and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Haviah, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
It felt natural to always engage in the arts throughout my life and this love of mine, this hobby… organically turned into a career.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I create for the love of it. The themes of my music, are the things I’m most passionate about. Was it easy to carve out a lane and talk about the narratives of a young black female from Canada, narratives that are often dismissed? No it wasn’t easy per say, but there was no other alternative. I overcame and continue to overcome the challenges of being female in a male dominant sport; rapping. What I’ve learned along the way is, nothing defeats staying hungry and keeping your eye on the prize. I would want the world to know the tales of my music and therefore I hope they’re listening.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting, I think we would have to hit a couple spots. First of all, dinner and drinks. So I would take them to Cactus Club, we’d get Tofu Lettuce Wraps or iono, Crispy Tofu Bowl. If they aren’t a vegetarian like me, I’d have to introduce them and 100% we getting the Peach Bellini. After that, we’re going to the AGO to expand our minds, then go for a walk near a lake and top it off with a drive to and from the lake listening to the new Kendrick album
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There are so many people who are collectively responsible for much of my success. I’d have to say my sister Omega Mighty, who is also a musician but very much an instrumental member of the moving parts of many of my shows and bigger engagements, Andrew, my tour manager, Christina my manager. DJ Dem Ones my dj! Each of my family members and so many more, I can’t even begin to get to everyone. The reality is, it takes a village!
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