Interview with AWNI (@theawni)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I Initially started making music when I was 16. A few friends of mine used to freestyle in my high school parking lot. Eventually, I realised I could put words together very quickly. I took it to the studio, and the rest is history. It became an addiction.
Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
There have been many exciting stories through my growth in the music industry, but the most notable would be reaching the top 10 on the top hip hop album charts on Apple of my April 2020 album release “profound.”
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
Never settle for less, and don’t cut yourself short while in the studio. Do it even if it’s not getting gratification from those around you. Work hard and don’t fear rejection.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
There are plenty of people in my circle that constantly push me to work my hardest. Therefore it’s hard to choose just one person. Thankful for my producers and engineers that helped me be able to make things sound how I picture them and constantly elevating my talent to another level
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I’ve managed to help a lot of my peers in the same industry to be able to make music more freely and motivated them always to be themselves and never take no for an answer. My music is empowering and straightforward, and I want the same for anyone in my field looking for the right way to approach music, business, fashion, etc. This world is enormous and full of opportunities.
Do you have a favourite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
A great friend once told me, “Never Say “I’ll do it tomorrow”, which means you’ll never get it done”. That quote is stuck in the back of my head daily before ever thinking of an excuse for why I can’t do something. It makes sense because 90% of the time someone says, “I’ll do it tomorrow”, including me, it’s most likely forgotten or not done with the same effort.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
I am across all social media platforms; my Instagram is @theawni, Twitter is @awni.
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
Independent artist creating a pathway for himself and other independent artists in his realm.