“I want to be perceived as more than just a kid with big dreams.”
Jaeda is a 15-year-old high school student who is paving her way to a successful career in music. She recently collaborated with a Vancouver-based rapper on an album which is featured on Spotify and Apple music. She contributes to a song called, “Follow Your Rhythm,” on the album “Copy 37” which is about staying true to your authenticity no matter what. Jaeda told me, “I love to sing more than anything on this planet. Nothing else brings me as much joy as when I hit that perfect high note or the bliss of being in the middle of a gorgeous ballad and looking out into a crowd of people.” Jaeda sings in crowds often. She most recently performed at the Voices of Muslim Women Gala in Surrey BC. Her biggest hope is to change the world with her music. Jaeda told me she finds herself to be an odd teenager for this day and age because she loves “old things.” She continued to say, “Old anything really! Old people, music, books, furniture. There's something about the history and what it’s seen that's so mesmerizing about it. Barbra Streisand is my all time favourite singer/actress for many reasons, but I have never met another teenager my age with the same odd interests as me.” Her favourite place to find herself is appropriately with her grandma who she calls grammy. She told me, “My grammy is the most magnificent person to talk to…I’m always at my best when I’m around her.” When I asked Jaeda what her favourite quality in herself, she told me, “how driven I can be — when I'm truly inspired by something, nothing's going to get in my way.”
What's one thing you know for sure?
"The King's wife may be a Queen. But the Queen's husband cannot be a King… because women can run empires all by themselves."