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“For those who don’t know about my journey or only know about ‘Hurtin Me’ lol😅 i Been on this ting!!! Can’t believe how far i’ve come – it’s all mad. Believe in yourself and invest in yourself!
“Thank you to all the artists that believed in me and gave me a chance to feature on their chunes wayyy before i had a massive fan base. It all started here in the U.K. Shout out to all my day one fans!” – Stefflon Don
— 9bills.co.uk (@9bills) January 25, 2018
Steflon Don’s authenticity is unquestionable. She has fought to grow into her highest expression of who she believed she could become – remaining true to her own vision for who she wanted to be, not mimicking anyone else.
Her humble beginnings, made her fiercely motivated and self-aware of the need to look after herself to have the space to become. Taking the time and opportunity to nurture her talent, knowing that luck was not going to take her as far as she was convicted she was capable of. She grinded to become a stand out female artist within the UK music culture.
Her first YouTube upload was a £2000 video called ‘More Fire’. She grabbed attention immediately, sounding and looking like a seasoned artist. She had the backing of positive opinions from her tight circle and other artists which motivated her to push her vision and turn her past hurt and pain into her happiness and inspiration, and to express her creativity to its highest form. She ate breathed and dreamt her passion, today Steflon Don is an inspiration to the downcast female, going through the same fight for individual acceptance and identity to be allowed to leave a legacy. A matter of the grind not the entitlement.
words by Blessing Anthonia