We had the good fortune of connecting with SiMaya and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi SiMaya, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
In short, ownership. Not just within the music I create/masters, although that is extremely important too — Owning who I am is most important. I’m learning that when I own who I am, not only do I thrive, short-comings & all; but my team thrives, the people that listen to my music get an opportunity to connect and thrive. Ownership gives me more opportunities than not.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a singer/songwriter, I’m always asked who I sound like or what genre of music I make. R&B is my first music love and that’s where I feel most alive in the music I create. But I love hip- hop music too! The cadence, flow and execution of rap songs always pulls me in and I would say that’s the kind music I create — R&B meets Hip-hop. This path of music that I choose came reluctantly. Despite singing so much as a child, I was on track to study Neurocriminolgy. God has beautiful way of getting rid of yours plans giving you better ones. And God reminded me of my gift in singing and songwriting and put me in different positions to expand beyond who I am as an artist.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
The High Musuem is the highlight of living in Atlanta for me. It was the perfect combination of art, music, and endless srairs lol.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My sister, my accountability part deserves a lot of the credit for where I am. She’s been consistent and honest for all of my life and she recognizes every moment where I’m struggling and holds me to my own words. I said out of my own mouth that I want to be a singer/songwriter and I’m grateful she doesn’t allow me to forget it.