We had the good fortune of connecting with KoKo Kennedy and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi KoKo, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
Music has taught me patience and consistency. It’s important to be consistent in your craft and work towards your goal everyday. However, it’s also important to understand patience and real success does not happen over night. I’ve also learned to remain 100% true to myself. I’ve learned that God has given us all something different, so it’s important to fully understand that being yourself makes you authentic. So with that, I’ve learned my competition is within own mind.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is simple. I sing and write from the soul. My music is a collective of harmonies, choir and Symphonic sounds. I’m also obsessed with base and guitars of any kind. I think I stand apart from others because I have a particular, unique old school vibe. I’ve learned our struggle and fear comes from within, not the people around us. The difference between succeeding in something and not succeeding is what we tell ourselves. So I strive to speak kindly to myself and appreciate minor steps I’ve made. Our mind controls our destiny. Life isn’t easy in general and it takes a certain bravery to show yourself to the world. I hope one day people can be inspired by me by understanding we can do whatever we desire.
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?
If my BFF was to visit the city, I’d have to first take them to a good brunch. A girl loves a breakfast and a mimosa okay! We’d go to Sals on Melrose, and a little shopping. We’d go to Harriets Rooftop, for a day vibe, Delilah for a night vibe, BOA or Mastros for dinner. We’d hit up Station 1640 for a lil karaoke on a Monday night. Oooooh we can’t forget about some tacos on Tuesday. By this time I’m tired so I’d offer to make tacos and have tequila at the house. 😂🥰 Friday we’d get spa massages and facials and for the finally, I’d take her to The Laugh Factory.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to dedicate this shoutout to my uncle Ras, my parents Lisa and Kenneth. My uncle Ras helped me through a really hard part of my life, where I felt unmotivated, fearful and sad. I love you. Thanks for giving me the book and taking me on those rides to clear my mind. Thank you to My father and mother for driving me to urgent care a million times for my anxiety and for allowing me to call and you come on a drop of a dime. Dad I love you for those talks to help calm me down and mom thanks for your prayers.
Photo Credits: @itsfamous Kristopher Lee Hicks