Estelle on Self-Love, Shine and Becoming a Conqueror
about 5 days ago.
Updated about 5 days ago.
American Boy Singer Estelle on Self-Love, Shine and Becoming a Conqueror -- Dialogue interview with Abiola Abrams of the Goddess Factory, Womanifesting and the Spiritpreneur School Podcast...
I moved to New York first so it’s kind of like I relate London but especially, when I’m seeing this side, well, what was your London or where I grew up in London to go kind of go up in Harlem. You know that the very rich history and then healthy like back story with westerners and Africans in West London in the 50s, 60s and 70s. My family joined that story in the 60s.
It was wonderful. To me, I never got to know a lot of the things that were happening, you know, wasting energy and culture wise that were negative. All I knew was that my family was huge. We listen to everything. My mom was amazing and she was beautiful and she made sure that we were always African and Westernian at the same time.
We were raised African but she never let us forget. My dad is from Grenada and he didn’t grow up with us but she never let us not know our roots. She used to cook the food for us. She taught us how to make just a bit of Grenadian dishes. Just so we know about our culture from all angles, even though we were in an African household. For me, it was that kind of thing.
Then also, I ended up, some parts through my childhood, I grew up in church. That’s kind of where my singing, I want to say, where my music kind of sprouted. But my dad was a musician and he was in bands when he was younger and he played with a lot of reggae artists and wrote for a good few legends right there. When you know, when I was very young and I hardly knew.
It was in my DNA per se to do this and to be this person. I’m very thankful that it was.