We had the good fortune of connecting with Ju konye Mbamah and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ju konye, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most Important factor behind my success is always staying genuine, true to self and keeping real people around me I feel like the more Recognition you get it’s easy to get lost in that and you should always aim to be grounded

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I feel like what sets me apart from others is that I didn’t Join this field for fame. My main goal is to share my art and what inspires me is the beautiful black people around me and hopefully inspire others with my work. Im actually being featured in my first art exhibition and Im really excited about! It’s honestly feel so unreal that people are actually interested in my work. That’s all I’ve honestly ever wanted. Genuine support.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First stop would definitely be food so of course Detroit vegan soul after that it would definitely be blunt o clock so we would make a quick stop to my favorite dispensary JARS around this time I would probably get a phone call from one of my friends trying to link downtown so of course I would have to go see what the vibes are looking like and would probably end up at a bar taking back to back green shots

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Honestly my friends. They have been my biggest support system and without i probably would’ve quit a long time ago

Website: Jukonyembamah.com

Instagram: Juxmbamah

Image Credits
Personal photo Image credit: @happyderekb on Instagram
Additional photos First photo: Model/nail artist: @fanessnails 2nd photo: model @troijeanne 3rd photo: model @jaylen.ed43 5th photo: model @zacharylpc 6th photo: model @dnewyn

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