Super talented and bubbly Jerusha Frimpong tells ACES Aspire about her journey as a young singer. Jerusha is an inspiration to many young girls who feel that they have ‘lost’ their way. Jerusha is making the most of her potential despite juggling life as a young mother, performer and student.
What is your name?
How old are you?
What are you currently doing at college?
I am currently studying three A-levels (English, Religious Studies and Sociology) and a BTEC course (Music)
What is your favourite subject?
I enjoy all my subjects because they challenge me in different ways, even my music lessons!
Who inspires you?
My mother inspires me as she is not only a mother of 8 children and a wife but also a woman of exemplary standards and passion. My mother works so hard to ensure her family is doing well in every area. She is also developing her skills every day and is always making the most of different opportunities.
Why did you start writing songs?
I haven’t written many songs but I think it is important to write songs because so many people can sing but not many can write their own lyrics. I also wanted to distinguish myself from other singers that haven’t invested the time to learn how to write music.
What genre of music do you sing?
I sing a variety of genres not just one style; I think it is important to be versatile.
Who is your favourite artist?
I cannot say right now because I like so many different genres. However, I do love Beyoncé’s voice.
What was it like for you at school when you were younger?
When I look back at my old school days, I think “wow, that was a breeze compared to now; if only I had pushed myself a little harder, I would have had even better exam results and opportunities.”
If you had to go back and say anything to your 16 year old self what would you say?
I would tell myself to focus on God, my education, singing, work hard and not worry about boys or trying to be popular.
I would advise students to never give up on their learning and life. I have had a baby and so I flunked my first year at college. Now, I am back on track. Thank God for my parents! I am now starting A2 and I still do many performances. Students need to understand that no matter what may come their way, if they stay strong they will succeed!
If I was queen of the world, I would use my wealth to help the helpless (who are willing to work to have better lives). I would also go around the world, especially to under- developed countries, and help them to develop their infastructures.
Also, I would ensure that there is no hierarchy and that every country is treated equally by taking away or/and adding new laws.
Finally, I would lavish my mother with luxuries because she is so hard working and deserves to be treated well.
Connect with Jerusha
See Jerusha, live on stage, at the Woolwich Winter Warmer Show on the 6th of December 2014.