We had the good fortune of connecting with Dajé and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dajé, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I chose a career in music, because music has been such a pillar in my life. Music provides me with peace, joy, and healing; and I’ve been blessed with the talent and ability to do that for others through my music.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am an all around creative. As a recording artist, I have my hands in so much of the creative process. I write my own lyrics, I create the concept for the videos, and I often create the choreography for the dances. I love the creating process, and I’m so excited about the EP I’m working on. I have such an amazing team that has really challenged me to push my art striving for excellence. My writing has gotten better, my singing, my dancing, and performing. I’m excited for my fans, because they are seeing me tap in to my “super-saiyan” faze lol.
I got this far because of God and who He placed in my life. I had a lot of fear and confidence issues I had to overcome, which was so challenging. I finally woke up one day and took heed to everyone and decided that I would no longer let fear stop me from pursuing my purpose, my calling, my dream. I learned that messing up is inevitable, and I’ve messed up a lot lol. But L’s are only lessons, so the next time I attempt something I have the knowledge on how to do it better or what to avoid. So even when you mess up it’s still a blessing.
I want the world to see someone genuine when they see me. To see someone who hasn’t lived a perfect or privileged life, but someone who overcame so many obstacles and still made it; encouraging others that they can do it too despite financial, medical, mental health, or any other challenges life may throw at you.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m vegan, so I would take them to some of my favorite vegan spots, because most people think vegan food tastes so different than non-vegan food and I would take them to some spots that would change their mind like the Krazy Vegan which has the best vegan sandwiches! I would obviously take them to the beach because what’s a Miami trip without South Beach. Take them on the strip, grab a drink from Wet Willies, and hit some jet skis. Then one day I’d take them to Wynwood, because there’s so much to do there. You can check out the art galleries, there’s so many great eats, and clubs you can check out. And honestly I’d play the rest by ear. I love Miami because there’s always so much to do. There’s so much culture here, art, and music it would be a lituation no matter what we do.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
First and foremost, I would not be anywhere in life if it wasn’t for the grace and love of my God. My life has been a series of testimonies overcame because of His grace, and I truly believe I’m still here because of God.
Secondly, I thank my parents. My mother taught me to put God first in all that I do, and my father taught me that with hard work and determination I can get anything I strive for. So now I put the two together and I’ve truly been blessed in reaching my goals in life.
Thirdly, there is truly so many other people that deserve credit in helping shape me and encouraging me to continue in my journey as an artist. I have an amazing tribe of friends. They are so loving and supportive in my goals. And my creative team always challenges the best out of me, and I’m so thankful for each and everyone of them. Whether past or present people, I never forget an act of kindness or an encouraging word that helped me during a challenging time, so I give credit to anyone who’s ever done that for me, because I truly believe they were perfectly placed in my life for that reason, and I’m forever grateful for them.
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