We had the good fortune of connecting with Ignatius Kabuye and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ignatius, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
I feel the most important factor behind the success of the brand that is “Ignatius” is the guaranteed authenticity involved in my music. My songs tell my stories exactly as they were, I speak strictly from my heart and no place else. I feel this way is the “long way” in terms of reaching notoriety but the roots remain strong and ensure longevity when an artist speaks from a real place.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My name is Ignatius an independent artist that represents the city of Pomona and Los Angeles as a whole. What distinguishes me from the next artist is me telling authentic, personal stories in a real way whether the experiences were dark or not. What distinguishes me is my loyalty to my desired content and what I want to portray to the world. I am incredibly far off from where I want to be in terms of accomplishments.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
In Pomona the best spot hands down is “Day Day’s BBQ and Waffle House”. I don’t do much venturing besides food and family time. If i’m not with my wife i’m with my extended family “Set-Apart Ptown Youth”. My family comprised of youth from Pomona, Compton and Watts.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would love to shout out my wife who has been by my side through the most horrific events as well as my triumphs. I would love to shout out my mother who raised 10 of us by herself in the worst of conditions, she showed me true toughness.

Instagram: theonlyignatius

Youtube: https://youtube.com/c/Ignatius4u

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