I’ve always had amazingly talented friends in my life. Friends who have personalities and dreams that are bigger than life.
My friend Lwam Tecle fits this description perfectly. We met almost 8 years ago at church. Those were the days we would skip out on the service to run to Chipotle or chat in the church bathroom.
Ever since I have known Lwam she has wanted to become a singer. I’ll never forget the day she first sang for me. We were sitting in our church bathroom. She went into a stall and I sat on the couch.
Lwam wasn’t comfortable with singing in front of me. I remember her smooth, sweet voice filling the bathroom.
Her dream to become a singer is slowly becoming a reality. She recently moved to L.A. to pursue her dream.
She gave me the opportunity to interview her about her quest to become a singer.
Q:How old were you when you knew you wanted to be a singer?
A:I remember being in Kindergarten. I think that means age 5? I just remember singing for my first communion, and if people asked I told them I wanted to be a singer when i grew up.
Q:What is the best part about performing?
A:I think the best part about performing is giving people a chance to get to know your personality.
Q:Who are your musical inspirations?
A:They are always changing! Lol, right now, I’d have to say Janelle Monae, Black Keys and Florence and the Machine.
Q:What inspires you the most in life?
A:Wanting to help other people, I haven’t figured out just how I am going to do that yet. I just feel like it is my purpose to help people and I don’t want to fail… i guess thats what inspires me and keeps me going.
Q:If you had to describe yourself in a phrase that only contains three words what would it be?
A:Goofy, lover, dreamer
Q:What message would you like to portray through your music?
A: Everyone can relate to everyone else in some way, you aren’t alone in the way you feel.
Q:What is the best part about living in L.A.?
A:Hands down the weather! It’s January and I still don’t need a coat!
Q:What is one hidden talent/interesting thing you can that no one else knows about?
A:My friends say I can do a pretty good Shakira impersonation.
If you would like to learn more about Lwam you can follow her on Twitter @Lwam or check her out on Facebook! Check out her music! You won’t be disappointed!