WWS: Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
SW: I’m originally from Colon, Panama, raised in Brooklyn, New York. Getting to this position was a worth wild struggle, patience, being humble and remain focused and strong. God gave me these gifts and I couldn’t have done it without the belief and push from Robyn Willard, along with believing in my self first. She’s the top mentor ever! It was like going through boot camp from a woman who knows best, before being able to touch down reign entertainment co. and be a part of the best team in the world. I had to earn it. I’m blessed and honored.
What are you currently working on and what can we expect to see?
I am currently working on more art pieces. Expect to see shows all over being dropped like singles/albums in music.
Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
Getting prepared. You are never done being prepared. There is so much to learn and to be on top of your game and you as a person. It gets harder the deeper you go in but I love it. I must say that I am very fortunate.
What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
My damn rent and working for jobs that I did not love or had a passion for. As an artist all you wish to do is paint or design all day and not worry about a damn thing. It could never be this simple. Boy I had jobs and Boy I left them! But it all made me push harder without a choice! I had faith that I wouldn’t fall flat on my face and If I did I would brush myself off and get back up. I appreciate everything that God throws at me and I understand it’s used to make one a stronger person and to keep on moving with faith. Without any set backs in life, it all seems too easy and wrong.
What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Artist needs to be careful of themselves. We can be our number one enemy by not listening to what is right or what feels right to help us become better artist and individuals. In the beginning, I never wanted to hear positive improvements on how to become better in my craft. I definitely had to learn to LISTEN! To the right people of course. When I met Reign Entertainment Co. C.E.O Robyn Willard, I knew she had my best interest at heart and I could trust her. It only helps me grow and become a wiser and stronger artist. Many artist hate to be told that they suck. This is what holds you back and helps you remain stagnated. Believe it or not, I’m still learning and growing but one great thing is, I see my growth from listening!
What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Never, ever give up. Learn to listen and work on becoming a better person and hone your craft. Working on you is as important as working on your talent. Try a different approach and stand out from the rest.
What are the best ways to sell your products as an artist?
BE SEEN! Act as if what you do makes a difference.