When Joy Oladokun was 10 years old, she saw a performance that made her realize she wanted to play music.
Today, she has been named the top LGBTQ+ artist to watch and calls herself the Trap Tracy Chapman. Her music, from folk songs to ballads, resonate with sadness, optimism, and poetry. Joy writes music to process her experiences being gay in the church, living as a Black person in the USA, and even having an obsession with puppets. She hopes her music can help you, too. In Episode 6, we talk to Joy about three of her songs to learn the stories and inspirations behind them.
A big thank you to Joy's fans who sent in voice notes for this episode. We would highly recommend checking out their music! In order of appearance: