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

Hi Lady, how do you think about risk?
I love to take risks. Risks to get happier, healthier, stronger, wiser, more in tune with myself. I’m all about taking smart, calculated, manifested risks to advance on my journey thru life.

I see risks like the bonus mushrooms in video games, if you catch one you’ll get a new life, a better one at least.

Moving from Sweden to L.A to study and work in Hollywood was a risk and then from L.A to Jamaica to live, enjoy my family life and do music was also a big risk. It took great preparation & much belief, I’ve lived here for 1 year now and my life and musical freedom is even better than I expected.

My husband & manager Peter Mott and I started Mott Music Group 2019 and since we have come to cross paths and work with some of the greatest in the entertainment industry both in L.A & Jamaica.
Creating art with other people is about collaboration & vibes, exchange of energies and locking in. We have created a platform here in Jamaica which is called Studio Villa Exodus Retreat.

We invite creatives here from all over and make sure they’re comfortable, cared for and pampered & we jam music live, record and vibe around the pool overlooking a big golf course & the Caribbean Sea, eat good food, do team work activities & make great music, it’s a vibe.

If I hadn’t taken any risks in my life, I simply wouldn’t be where I am, which is where I wanna be.
I have a lot of new risks I’m taking this year and next as well, you’ll see…

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I started my journey in Sweden, but like a sprinter in a marathon I knew that was just the starting out point, I always felt more inspired by other cultures, countries and energies. Moving to L.A was a big step I made thanks to my good friend Semira Knight and that led me into exactly the kind of world I wanted to be in:

People with ambition & big dreams, live music, high energy, great art, great food, great company.
14 years in L.A were amazing, special and monumental as well as sometimes heart breaking, stressful & grinding. I met some of my biggest idols like Stevie Wonder, Will Smith, Quincy Jones whom with I got to sing, hang out with or just meet. I released 3 albums from working with so many different amazing people from all over whom most I connected with while living in L.A and one shortfilm that will be coming out this year.

My R’n’B appetite was finally satisfied there. Then transitioning to the Caribbean and Jamaica to be exact, my love for tropical rhythms was able to step into the limelight and here I am making Tropical R’n’B with some amazing legends like Ken Boothe, making music with Kurt Riley & many more.

I think what sets me apart is that I am me and no one else could ever be me. I am opening up more and more into following and trusting my instincts and letting my intuition lead and stare me as much as possible. My style is different than most commercial artists as i’m more mature & classy, positive & the music is meant to be uplifting & inspiring. Good vibes only you know?!

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?
Here in Jamaica, the list is too long however I’d say:

If you like affordable luxury, this is what you do:
Stay at Villa Exodus Retreat in Runaway Bay (www.airbnb/h/exodusretreat). There you’ll be able to take super relaxing cannabis baths with massage, have a personal chef cook for you daily, have a driver who takes you out to enjoy the island. Visit Dunns River Waterfalls, The Healing waters, go out on a boat to snorkel & dance.
Go to Mystic Mountain, visit 9 mile, go river rafting & definitely go out to a club, taste some fruits you never tasted before and set some affirmations. The Villa is featured in Forbes and Jamaica is a small but super famous place & rightfully so. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Peter Mott, my husband and my man- ager. He has always been my biggest fan since we met thru radio and he doesn’t stop advocating for me and his other creative talents, he is always out there pushing the music & movement. Much love and appreciation to him for all he does.

Zannah Hulten, my vocal coach and truly, life coach from Sweden. Her warm, calming, healing energy opened up a safe heaven to let me bear my soul while laughing, crying & singing in her music studio in Stockholm. Her wisdom and words of encouragement helped me get on my true path in life, unfortunately she is not with us in this realm for now. Rest in power Zannah.

The wonderful team of producers on my album: Brian Kennedy, Young Pow, Davix Foreman, Finesser Onda1, my co-writers on the album Angelique Cinelu & Fenyx Rose, my Swedish friend and editor Per Olin and everyone else who worked on the album with me etc.

I owe a lot of gratitude to the spiritual center Agape and its founder Michael Beckwith who is also an inspiring author, for all the guidance and truths shared during my attendance there and the books and speakers I’ve come across thru there.

Website: www.airbnb.com/h/exodusretreat

Instagram: @iamladyele

Facebook: ele mott

Youtube: Lady Ele

Other: Villa Exodus Retreat

Image Credits
Photos by Nickii Kane

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