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From Birmingham 29-years-old rising star Jodi Whatley, getting to record a song written by her biggest influences Love & Life, Josephina describes her music as fun and youthful while at the same time signifying deep meaning.” Music is about stories. Some of those stories can be meaningful and still fun. I never choose a song that I can’t relate to in some way, form, or fashion. My music always reflects who I am.”
Go 2 War, Mercy, Work and “Explode”, will be featured on Josephina's CD Project Title JodiWhatleyBrand.com to be released Independently in 2012-2013. Jodi is trying to make it as a new Artist /Lyric Writer, and is willing to take risk and that is to be admired.
Josephina's heart is in R&B music, she also credits actress and pop diva singer Beyonce as an influential role model to her. ”Beyonce was this young teen star out of a small southern town she push and although many doors open for her in her career she also created doors. I am able to draw from her story being from the south myself. I find her life inspiring. Like Beyonce I am a triple threat .I don’t mind showing all facets of my talents .I want to be know for doing different things rather staying in a box. Music to me is about fulfilling your inner story teller.
Having been involved in chamber choir, church choir, girl groups and various musical throughout middle school and high school, Jodi is no stranger to a stage. But I feel more at home in the studio and when I am writing songs. I actually enjoy the creation process. I connect with the motto work hard play harder I never want to take music so serious because that’s not who I am as an artist. Jodi has had the opportunity to perform in a Varity of places, from her hometown church in Birmingham, Al to Caesars Place Hotel in Vegas with Darkest on an impromptu set. Opening act for Brent Jones gospel Artist ” I sing a lot so I’ve been known to sing in the aisles at Wal-Mart and in the schools bathroom!” Josephina’s high school chorus teacher always knew she had a voice for R&B calling her sound very jazzy. I’d sing songs like Joyful, Joyful or National Anthems for Black History. I’d enter into Heritage Festivals .I would go to many concerts and enjoy meeting the likes of Eric Benet, Marques Houston , Destiny’s Child, Jamie Foxx, Kandy Atlanta house Wife and Many more. Winner of Karaoke shows school talent shows and jazz gospel shows Jodi’s no stranger to hard work as a Talent.
Josephina’s Talents started as a toddler. But by five years old she was singing solo parts in her choir and praise inspirational dancing. Jodi was always singing and writing songs. Jodi plans to record in hopes to get her song in movies and major motion picture across the world. Following her upcoming demo she plans to record more and send out her music in hope of getting a music deal. Josephina also knows that, with God she can do all things through Christ that strengthens her. All good things are possible when she believes. Her goals and dreams will come true.” We all have purpose,” she states. “I am just walking in my destiny by walking out my purpose.!”