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SheHH Podcast: Interviews with Women in Christian Music

SheHH Podcast: Interviews with Women in Christian Music

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The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music.

Series One of the SheHH podcast gave us the opportunity to speak to five amazing women from all over the world: Wande (USA), CASS (New Zealand), Adegail (UK), Risha Leondra (USA) and Sal Ly (Nigeria).
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SheHH PODCAST S2E10: MADDIE REY - SINGER SONGWRITER, PREACHER, AUTHOR, YOUTH MINISTRY, INFLUENCER
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music. Welcome to Series two, which is themed the Gritty Truths. We're speaking to amazing women and learning more about the realities of being called into music ministry, especially as a woman.  In this episode, we got to speak to amazing singer-songwriter, author and preacher, Maddie Rey. She shares with us about her passion for the 'Young Generation', youth ministry in church and what it is like working closely with her father and family.  Instagram: @shehhpodcast Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh  Links: https://shehhpodcast.contactin.bio/ Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6  Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello  Content Co-ordinator(s): Pamela and Zoe Yovela Research Co-ordinator: Ikeoluwa Lawson Communication Co-ordinator: Hannah King Follow Maddie Rey - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialmaddierey/ Website: https://www.maddierey.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/officialmaddierey  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6ezE1E7GvDwJSBzFZhDAuI #SheHHPodcast​ #ChristianMusic​ #Interviews
01:02:20
June 18, 2021
SheHH PODCAST S2E9: SARAH TEIBO - MOBO-NOMINATED UK GOSPEL SINGER-SONGWRITER, FEATURED FRED HAMMOND
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music. Welcome to Series two, which is themed the Gritty Truths. We're speaking to amazing women and learning more about the realities of being called into music ministry, especially as a woman.  In this episode, we are honoured to speak to MOBO-nominated UK Gospel worship leader and songwriter Sarah Teibo. She speaks about her music journey so far, what it was like featuring Gospel Legend Fred Hammond on her last album and what's next for her!  Instagram: @shehhpodcast Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh  Links: https://shehhpodcast.contactin.bio/ Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6  Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello  Content Co-ordinator(s): Pamela and Zoe Yovela Research Co-ordinator: Ikeoluwa Lawson Communication Co-ordinator: Hannah King Question time codes:  (coming soon) Follow Sarah Teibo - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarahteibomusic/  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2TiTzlqsBiRzHXSHQIIabT?si=E6dZZGP1QQGBSC3eotmKag&nd=1 Website: https://www.sarahteibo.co.uk/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarahTeiboMusic  #SheHHPodcast​ #ChristianMusic​ #Interviews
45:53
June 5, 2021
SheHH PODCAST S2E8: JEKALYN CARR - GRAMMY-NOMINATED GOSPEL ARTIST, NEW ALBUM, GREENLEAF, ENTREPRENEUR
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music.   Welcome to Series two, which is themed the Gritty Truths. We're speaking to amazing women and learning more about the realities of being called into music ministry, especially as a woman.    In this episode, we are honoured to speak to the Grammy-nominated, multi-award winning American gospel singer and songwriter, Jekalyn Carr. She speaks about her new music, working on the show Greenleaf and flourishing in business and enterprise.   Instagram: @shehhpodcast  Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com   SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Links: https://shehhpodcast.contactin.bio/ Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6    Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello   Content Co-ordinator(s): Pamela and Zoe Yovela  Research Co-ordinator: Ikeoluwa Lawson  Playlist Curator: Hannah King   Question time codes:   0:55 - Introduce yourself  2:25 - Do you regret starting music so young?  3:45 - How has your authenticity develop in your music over the years?  5:55 - How did you know this is your calling?  7:00 - You have so many amazing ventures, how do you run them all as an independent artist?  10:15 - Do you think it's because you work closely with family, you stay rooted and grounded?  11:45 - What are some of the difficulties you experienced early in your career?  14:59 - Why do you think you continued on all these years?  16:25 - How do you prepare yourself before going on stage?  18:26 - Tell us about your 'You Will Win' webinar  20:42 - Do you ever feel there is a clash between ministry and being commercially viable?  22:08 - Did you ever experience people trying to police your make-up and dressing?  23:35 - How do you stay accountable on social media?  27:50 - What advice would you give young up-and-coming artists?  29:35 - Are you a fan of social media?  31:30 - Tell us about being a part of Greenleaf season two  34:20 - What's next for Miss Jekalyn Carr? 35:46 - What's a Gritty Truth that God has taught you in your life? Follow Jekalyn Carr - Website: https://iamjekalyncarr.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ynRYAGjyPDE8unsFqi6MH Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jekalyncarr/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/jekalyncarr  #SheHHPodcast #ChristianMusic #Interviews
37:38
May 15, 2021
SheHH PODCAST S2E7: SHARYN - UK SINGER SONGWRITER, MIXING GENRES OF MUSIC, COMMUNITY OF ARTISTS
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music.   Welcome to Series two, which is themed the Gritty Truths. We're speaking to amazing women and learning more about the realities of being called into music ministry, especially as a woman.    In this episode, we speak to the fantastic Sharyn about her journey in the UK gospel scene over the last few years. She shares her passion for what she does and her love for the amazing community of creatives she has around her. Sharyn is so personable and funny! This interview was lots of fun for the team and we hope you enjoy it!   Instagram: @shehhpodcast  Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com  SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Links: https://shehhpodcast.contactin.bio/  Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6    Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/  Executive Producer: Bolu Bello   Content Co-ordinator(s): Pamela and Zoe Yovela  Research Co-ordinator: Ikeoluwa Lawson  Playlist Curator: Hannah King   Question time codes:  0:52 - Introduce yourself  1:24 - What is the core message about your music?  2:45 - How important is a community for you as an artist?  4:25 - What is the UK Gospel scene like and what can be done better?  11:11 - Tell us about your track Broken Hearts  20:34 - Cross-continental collabs - By My Side x T.Babz x Marizu   26:20 - Ugandan heritage - Sanyuka ft. davecreates  33:00 - Studying towards a masters and working while being an artist - in a PANDEMIC  37:20 - Your use of personality on social media - as an artist  42:38 - Giving advice to new artists  46:20 - Mixing genres of music as an artist  49:19 - Tell us about the new music, what can we expect?  Follow Sharyn -  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3Q4LCCA4pELbkozdmAZtKS?si=zyMKUO2yTdemVYddttCVig&nd=1  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharynofficial/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharynOfficial  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQRz6BkFS2hDwZZukevNGw   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharynofficial    #SheHHPodcast​ #ChristianMusic​ #Interviews
51:53
April 23, 2021
SheHH PODCAST S2E6: BEST BITS OF SERIES TWO SO FAR | RAE RAE, DANIELLE, CETHER, ADA, V.ROSE
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music.   Welcome to Series two, which is themed the Gritty Truths. We're speaking to amazing women and learning more about the realities of being called into music ministry, especially as a woman.   In this episode, we bring you our 'best bits' from this series so far.    Instagram: @shehhpodcast  Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com   SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Links: https://shehhpodcast.contactin.bio/ Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6   Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello   Content Co-ordinator(s): Pamela and Zoe Yovela  Research Co-ordinator: Ikeoluwa Lawson  Playlist Curator: Hannah King   Question time codes:  00:50 - Rae Rae - What signs did God give you that you were called into this ministry  05:29 - Danielle Apicella - How can churches develop music artists?  09:34 - CETHER - What is it like being a bilingual artists - in English and Portuguese?  14:48 - Ada Betsabe - Almost signing a record deal and nearly selling yourself for money   20:32 - V.Rose - What is it like being in a male-dominated industry and space?   #SheHHPodcast​ #ChristianMusic​ #Interviews
24:27
April 10, 2021
SheHH PODCAST S2E5: V.ROSE - SINGER-SONGWRITER, INDIE WEST MG, MUSIC INDUSTRY AS A WOMAN, MENTORING
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music.   Welcome to Series two, which is themed the Gritty Truths. We're speaking to amazing women and learning more about the realities of being called into music ministry, especially as a woman.    In this episode, we speak to the amazing V.Rose. She has been in the industry since her pre-teen days and has worn many hats along her journey. She is incredibly honest, warm and transparent with Paula about the Christian music industry, which is so refreshing to see.    Instagram: @shehhpodcast  Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com   SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Links: https://shehhpodcast.contactin.bio/ Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6   Female Christian Music playlist (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/female-christian-music-by-shehh-podcast/pl.u-zPyLl4YsZM3vgJa    Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello   Content Co-ordinator(s): Pamela and Zoe Yovela  Research Co-ordinator: Ikeoluwa Lawson  Playlist Curator: Hannah King   Question time codes:  00:52 - Who is V Rose?  02:08 - Being in the industry from a young  03:38 - Harmony - being in a duo with her close friend  06:09 - Humble beginning - how being grounded helped her even to today  07:47 - Mentorship - How it helped her and how new artists can benefit from mentorship  11:47 - How can artists find mentors?  15:30 - V Rose's experience in male-dominated spaces  19:12 - V Rose's songwriting process - How she writes from her heart  23:40 - Experimenting with sounds and feelings  29:06 - Moving from being a signed artist to independence  34:24 - V Rose's distribution label - West Music Group  38:06 - Graphic Design, illustrator, cover art... how V Rose juggle her different roles  42:18 - Social media - How she uses it and why   46:10 - Forth - Connection between 'old/tradition' gospel and current music styles  48:57 - V Rose's Gritty Truth  58:45 - What is the next thing for V Rose?   Follow V.Rose: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vrosemusic/   Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/vrosemusic/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/vrosemusic/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2OHB0NOUxQ4MgM1BwEJSom  #SheHHPodcast #ChristianMusic #Interviews
01:01:13
March 28, 2021
SheHH PODCAST S2E4: ADA BETSABE - SINGER & RAPPER, THE INDUSTRY, BEING BILINGUAL, CHURCH HURT, SIN
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music.   Welcome to Series two, which is themed the Gritty Truths. We're speaking to amazing women and learning more about the realities of being called into music ministry, especially as a woman.    In this episode, Paula speaks to Dominican-born, American-bred Ada Betsabe. She is incredibly raw and honest in this interview as she shares some of the deepest, most personal parts of her life journey so far. She talks about the sinful nature of the music industry, looking for fulfilment in other things and how impactful what she does is!   Instagram: @shehhpodcast  Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com   SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Links: https://shehhpodcast.contactin.bio/  Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6   Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/  Executive Producer: Bolu Bello   Content Co-ordinator(s): Pamela and Zoe Yovela  Research Co-ordinator: Ikeoluwa Lawson  Playlist Curator: Hannah King   Question time codes:  00:53 - Who is Ada?  01:36 - What type of influences shaped Ada's music and how?  04:24 - Did Ada always intend to be a singer/rapper? - Her journey  07:13 - Why Ada 'turned her back on God' and where she turned to  15: 37 - Almost signing a record deal and nearly selling herself for money   24:06 - Coming back to Christ and returning back to music   30:05 - Ada's response to people who dislike Christian Hip Hop (CHH)  35:55 - Being bilingual in her music - Spanish & English   43:41 - How Ada stands out and builds a fan base without comparing herself with others  48:19 - The message behind 'Masterpiece' - Ada's most recent album  1:05:18 - Keep in touch with everything Ada   Follow Ada Betsabe:  Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7uNB59gDx8XVl1rTJDL1KT   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adabetsabe/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/adabetsabe   #SheHHPodcast​ #ChristianMusic​ #Interviews
01:05:49
March 13, 2021
SheHH PODCAST S2E3: CETHER - BRAZILIAN TWIN SISTER DUO, THE SECRET PLACE, NEW MUSIC
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music.   Welcome to Series two, which is themed the Gritty Truths. We're speaking to amazing women and learning more about the realities of being called into music ministry, especially as a woman.    In this episode, Paula speaks to this Rafa and Dani, a twin-sister duo from Brazil known as CETHER. They tell us what it's like to do ministry with your sister, how they knew they were called by God and what the Christian music industry is like in Brazil   Instagram: @shehhpodcast  Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com   SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Linktree: https://linktr.ee/shehhpodcast Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6   Female Christian Music playlist (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/female-christian-music-by-shehh-podcast/pl.u-zPyLl4YsZM3vgJa    Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello   Content Co-ordinator(s): Pamela and Zoe Yovela  Research Co-ordinator: Ikeoluwa Lawson   Question time codes:  00:50 - Who is CETHER?  02:04 - The Secret Place - What does this mean?  04:45 - CETHER's musical journey  10:48 - Bandmates vs. Twin sisters - How they deal with clashes  13:10 - More about CETHER's Music and being bilingual in their music  19:56 - The artistic side of CETHER  24:16 - Motivations for creating - The difference between Christians and non-christian's (or add at the end) in an educational setting  30:22 - The faith balance and Christian music industry in Brazil in today's world   37:56 - What to expect to see soon from CETHER  41:00 - A Gritty Truth - a pivotal word from God that has made CETHER who they are   Follow CETHER -  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cethermusic/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS2ZuR-7X0ysSLuTfo7EZ6w/featured   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4DPWhihNMGBAgXYyYLOXn7 Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/cether/1485513256  #SheHHPodcast​ #ChristianMusic​ #Interviews
46:48
February 27, 2021
SheHH PODCAST S2E2: DANIELLE APICELLA - CHRISTIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER, RMG, NEW MUSIC STYLE
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music. Welcome to Series two, which is themed the Gritty Truths. We're speaking to amazing women and learning more about the realities of being called into music ministry, especially as a woman.    In this episode of the pod, Paula speaks to Danielle Apicella. A young singer-songwriter from New York signed to Derek Minor and Doc Watson's Reflection Music Group (RMG) Christian music label. It was such a blessing to hear Danielle's passion and love of what she does!   Instagram: @shehhpodcast Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com   SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Linktree: https://linktr.ee/shehhpodcast Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6   Female Christian Music playlist (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/female-christian-music-by-shehh-podcast/pl.u-zPyLl4YsZM3vgJa  Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello   Content Co-ordinator(s): Pamela and Zoe Yovela  Research Co-ordinator: Ikeoluwa Lawson   Question time codes:  00:47 - 'The singer no one saw coming!'  02:50 - Danielle's single and music video for Higher   06:39 - Being signed Derek Minor's label Reflection Music Group (RMG)   09:20 - Being the only woman on the label  11:50 - Some of Danielle's favourite collaborations   17:12 - Danielle's music journey - starting in church  19:48 - Danielle's opinion on the role of churches in developing Christian music artists  21:52 - Practicalities of what the church can do  24:48 - More about Danielle's music - How she creates music that effectively conveys the Christian message  26:51 - The role social media has played in Danielle's career  32:02 - Danielle's songwriting process  35:40 - How Danielle got signed to RMG  38:42 - Danielle in 10 years time...  42:23 - Advice for up and coming artists  44:57 - Danielle's 'Gritty Truth'  50:11 - What can we soon expect to see from Danielle?   Follow Danielle - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danielleapicella/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/apicellamusic   Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/53l3aH0gXYBLyTVM87aYw5?si=SOPR6DhyQU6WC9_ldNHzwA&nd=1 Website: https://www.danielleapicella.com/  #SheHHPodcast​ #ChristianMusic​ #Interviews
51:57
February 13, 2021
SheHH PODCAST S2E1: RAE RAE - UK GOSPEL ARTIST & PRESENTER , NEW EP CONVERSATIONS, HFP MUSIC LABEL
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music.  Welcome to Series two, which is themed the Gritty Truths. We're speaking to amazing women and learning more about the realities of being called into music ministry, especially as a woman.    In this first episode of the pod, Paula speaks to Rae Rae, a UK Gospel Artist signed to independent label, HFP Music. She talks about her music journey, releasing an EP, Conversations in the middle of a pandemic and staying rooted in what God has called her to do.   Instagram: @shehhpodcast Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com   SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Linktree: https://linktr.ee/shehhpodcast Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6   Female Christian Music playlist (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/female-christian-music-by-shehh-podcast/pl.u-zPyLl4YsZM3vgJa    Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello   Content Co-ordinator(s): Pamela and Zoe Yovela  Research Co-ordinator: Ikeoluwa Lawson Question time codes:  00:42 - Rae Rae introducing herself  01:35 - What were some of the signs Rae Rae was given to show she was called into music ministry   05:33 - Gospel or mainstream music?  06:16 - Christian who sings or singer who's a Christian?  07:48 - How important had God been in sustaining Rae Rae so far?  10:11 - How has Rae Rae developed her sound over the years?  11:38 - Who's in Rae Rae's playlist these days?  14:04 - What was Rae Rae's immediate reaction to lockdown/the pandemic?  16:04 - Rae Rae releasing her Conversations EP during lockdown  19:30 - How Rae Rae got signed by an independent music label HFP Music label  22:25 - Advice for those looking to get signed  23:26 - The label of being a 'gospel artist'  26:46 - What are some of the struggles Rae Rae has had to overcome in the journey so far  30:50 - Rae Rae's career also in TV & Radio presenting and social media  33:20 - Advice for upcoming artists using social media   35:15 - What's the legacy for Rae Rae  38:12 - What is a gritty truth Rae Rae has learnt   Follow Rae Rae:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/missraeofficial/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/MissRaeOfficial Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2Zhpjwk7OjYXrQG3YOhIzo?si=6pFCaXaySBmG65wQ1T5Wag   Website: https://www.missraeofficial.com/   #SheHHPodcast #ChristianMusic #Interviews
43:23
January 30, 2021
SheHH PODCAST S1E5: SAL LY - NIGERIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER, NEW MUSIC + EP, PASSIONS | MUSIC INTERVIEW
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music.   Series One of the SheHH podcast gave us the opportunity to speak to five amazing women from all over the world: Wande (USA), CASS (New Zealand), Adegail (UK), Risha Leondra (USA) and Sal Ly (Nigeria).  In the final episode of series 1 of the SheHH Podcast, we speak to Nigerian Singer-Songwriter Sal Ly. She's known for making catchy music with deep, relatable lyrics and in this interview, she tells us about some of the stories behind her music.  Instagram: @shehhpodcast  Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com   SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Linktree: https://linktr.ee/shehhpodcast Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6   Female Christian Music playlist (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/female-christian-music-by-shehh-podcast/pl.u-zPyLl4YsZM3vgJa    Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello of Musta Talent Management - https://www.withmusta.com/ Creative Director: Kookie Chilengwe    Question time codes:  1:08 - Sal Ly introducing herself  2:22 - Sal Ly's journey as an artist  7:15 - The story behind 'Affirmation'  8:42 - "You can't run away from God forever"  9:12 - What are Sal Ly's plans for 2020 // EP being released  10:49 - What are Sal Ly's passions?  12:40 - Best bit of advice received  13:52 - Parents' support?  16:08 - Keep it Christ-centered  19:07 - No female producers and instrumentalists   26:11 - Sal Ly's legacy   27:30 - Prayers for Sal Ly   Music mentioned:  All Love - Sal Ly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTZ-ESJ3oi0 Translucent - Sal Ly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj3oAzZGCpk I'm Good - Sal Ly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8Z9BKdzF6A Affirmation - Sal Ly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l2WmqzP0ZE  Follow Sal Ly:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/salxsally/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SalxSally
28:24
August 13, 2020
SheHH PODCAST S1E4: RISHA LEONDRA - CHRISTIAN HIP-HOP DIGITAL MARKETING & BRANDING, GOOD CITY MUSIC
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music. Series One of the SheHH podcast gave us the opportunity to speak to five amazing women from all over the world: Wande (USA), CASS (New Zealand), Adegail (UK), Risha Leondra (USA) and Sal Ly (Nigeria). Series One is available to stream here: https://anchor.fm/shehh. In this episode, we speak to creative extraordinaire (we don't say that lightly! This woman does it alll!) Risha Leondra. This is great for those of you interested in the behind-the-scenes side of the music industry. Risha has worked with Gawvi, Alex Medina, Derek Minor, Canon etc etc and is now with Good City Music! Instagram: @shehhpodcast  Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com   SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Linktree: https://linktr.ee/shehhpodcast Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6   Female Christian Music playlist (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/female-christian-music-by-shehh-podcast/pl.u-zPyLl4YsZM3vgJa Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello of Musta Talent Management - https://www.withmusta.com/ Creative Director: Kookie Chilengwe Question time codes:  0:53 - Introduction to Risha and what she does  1:35 - Risha's creative journey so far  5:25 - Working in a male-dominated industry - what's it like?  7:25 - CHH Sexism  11:28 - Passion and influences  13:21 - What are your plans for this year? (This interview was recorded in December 2019 so Risha is referring to 2020)  14:50 - What's the best bit of advice?  17:36 - Risha's legacy   Risha's links:  Website: https://rishaleondra.com/ Podcast - 222: https://anchor.fm/222withrisha Twitter: https://twitter.com/rishaleondra Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rishaleondra/ To join our CHH music Whatsapp group chat, drop Paula an email (shehhthepodcast@gmail.com) to dm us on Instagram: @shehhpodcast
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April 18, 2020
SheHH PODCAST S1E3: ADEGAIL - UK SINGER SONGWRITER & SPOKEN WORD ARTIST, iRADIATE EVENTS
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music. Series One of the SheHH podcast gave us the opportunity to speak to five amazing women from all over the world: Wande (USA), CASS (New Zealand), Adegail (UK), Risha Leondra (USA) and Sal Ly (Nigeria). Series One is available to stream here: https://anchor.fm/shehh. In this episode, Paula speaks with her good friend Abigail - popularly known as Adegail - who is a UK-based gospel singer-songwriter, spoken word artist, YouTuber and Founder of iRadiate: a series of creative worship events. In this interview, they talk about her musical journey, how important it was for her to overcome her shyness and how passionate she is about the UK Gospel scene. Instagram: @shehhpodcast  Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Linktree: https://linktr.ee/shehhpodcast Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6   Female Christian Music playlist (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/female-christian-music-by-shehh-podcast/pl.u-zPyLl4YsZM3vgJa Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello of Musta Talent Management - https://www.withmusta.com/ Creative Director: Kookie Chilengwe Questions time codes:  00:56 - How would you introduce yourself to someone who wouldn't know you?  01:16 - Tell us about your musical journey  03:09 - How have you battled being a shy, introverted person with your calling?  04:41 - Tell us about iRadiate  06:20 - Let us know about the behind-the-scenes of putting on events  08:31 - What's some of the best advice you've been given so far in your career  10:14 - Giving your all in your work and projects  13:10 - Do you think being a woman has affected your career?  15:05 - All about the UK Gospel scene  19:13 - What are your plans for 2020?  21:04 - How do you make sure everything you do is Christ-centered?  23:16 - What should we know about you?  27:22 - What would you like your legacy to be?  28:41 - How can we be praying for Adegail? Adegail's links:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adegail/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHDrR83mTeNCkSLjfoFuqxQ Twitter: https://twitter.com/_adegail Email: officialadegail@gmail.com  iRadiate: https://www.instagram.com/_iradiate/ Blog/poetry: https://seemetwinkle.wordpress.com/ To join our CHH music Whatsapp group chat, drop Paula an email (shehhthepodcast@gmail.com) to dm us on Instagram: @shehhpodcast
30:21
March 18, 2020
SheHH PODCAST S1E2: CASS - NEW MUSIC, BEING AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST, INSPIRED BY KANYE WEST, HER FAITH
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music.   Series One of the SheHH podcast gave us the opportunity to speak to five amazing women from all over the world: Wande (USA), CASS (New Zealand), Adegail (UK), Risha Leondra (USA) and Sal Ly (Nigeria). In this episode, Paula had a chat with her favourite artist Cassandra Kanda, better known as CASS. She is a Zimbabwe-born, New Zealand-bred Christian music artist. Her first two albums, Genesis and Not For Sale came out in 2017 and 2018 respectfully! And in this interview, she gave us the EXCLUSIVE about her upcoming project, what it's really like being an unsigned, independent artist and how 'pre-Jesus' Kanye West inspired her as a producer -  we hope you enjoy this!   Instagram: @shehhpodcast  Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com   SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Linktree: https://linktr.ee/shehhpodcast Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6   Female Christian Music playlist (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/female-christian-music-by-shehh-podcast/pl.u-zPyLl4YsZM3vgJa    Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello of Musta Talent Management - https://www.withmusta.com/ Creative Director: Kookie Chilengwe    Questions time codes:  3:38 - What has it been like touring around different countries?  4:45 - Introduce yourself and your musical journey  14:48 - What is it like being an unsigned artist?  16:57 - How do you make sure that you and your music stays rooted in Christ?  20:20 - How important is the local church for people in the industry?  24:13 - The story beyond some of CASS' songs   29:31 - Reach wanted to sign CASS  39:54 - When's the new album coming out?  45:05 - Do you know much about the UK gospel scene?  46:46 - Who are some of your favourite artists?  49:50 - God as our Daddy!  1:00:02 - What would you like your legacy to be? What would you like to be remembered for?  1:01:35 - How can we as your fans be praying for you?    Music mentioned:  Silhouettes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K09Mfk2Ta2c Tomorrow Will Come - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD85JjDDNhs Lightwork - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_Sh7B6mJUs Thoughts - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDRXnRTg_1g Nothin' Into Somethin' (feat. Guvna B & Wande) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjERVdiRG0k Radical - Ecclesia x CalledOut Music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoRf4iw3I3I  Thoughtpocalypse sermon series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqTfxTS1WaE    CASS links:  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/casskanda/   Website: https://iamcass.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/casskanda Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/casskanda YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCABq5xxNf6vSZRIb1GtvwSg  To join our CHH music Whatsapp group chat, drop Paula an email (shehhthepodcast@gmail.com) to dm us on Instagram: @shehhpodcast
01:01:43
February 7, 2020
SheHH PODCAST S1E1: WANDE - GETTING SIGNED TO REACH, NEW ALBUM, BEING NIGERIAN | MUSIC INTERVIEW
The SheHH podcast is a podcast series all about Christian women in the front and behind the scenes of Christian music all over the world. The name is a play on the phrase CHH, which stands for Christian Hip Hop, but SheHH is for all genres (and all women!) within Christian music.   Series One of the SheHH podcast gave us the opportunity to speak to five amazing women from all over the world: Wande (USA), CASS (New Zealand), Adegail (UK), Risha Leondra (USA) and Sal Ly (Nigeria).  Series One is available to stream here: https://anchor.fm/shehh.    Today, we start with one of our favourite artists, Wande. We talked about getting signed to one of the largest CHH label in the world, Reach Records, her new album which is being released soon and also how she stays rooted in God.    Instagram: @shehhpodcast  Email: shehhthepodcast@gmail.com   SheHH Podcast: https://anchor.fm/shehh   Linktree: https://linktr.ee/shehhpodcast Female Christian Music playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0EZj0YjdMEnNk0DXJOsND6   Female Christian Music playlist (Apple Music): https://music.apple.com/gb/playlist/female-christian-music-by-shehh-podcast/pl.u-zPyLl4YsZM3vgJa    Founder & Producer: Paula Melissa - https://paulamelissa.com/ Executive Producer: Bolu Bello of Musta Talent Management - https://www.withmusta.com/ Creative Director: Kookie Chilengwe   Questions time codes:  1:13 - How would you introduce yourself?  1:40 - Let us know a little bit about your musical journey so far?  5:55 - What are you passionate about?  7:10 - Do you think that the Nigerian culture influences your music?  9:52 - What is it like being the first female artist at Reach Records?  15:52 - Do you know about the British CHH scene?  17:54 - Wande talking about her new album she'll release this year (2020) hopefully  18:20 - The stories behind some of Wande's songs  24:35 - What is the best bit of advice you have received in your career so far?  24:54 -What would you like your legacy to be?  26:30 - Do you feel a lot of pressure being in the public eye?  27:46 - How can we be praying for you?   Music mentioned: Fuego - Wande: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZoBeIFCl1Y DJ Standout - Groove ft. Cass, Eris Ford, & Wande: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7_7rpilutM Wande - No Ceilings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WzaCfjsWBc Wande - No Cap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RopFT9z-yU  Follow Wande: Website: https://www.omgitswande.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/omgitswande/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/OMGitsWande Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/omgitswande/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU9fuELgg3GaQcpYGfuA65g  To join our CHH music Whatsapp group chat, drop Paula an email (shehhthepodcast@gmail.com) to dm us on Instagram: @shehhpodcast.
30:40
January 5, 2020