Today we’d like to introduce you to Shameka Dwight.
Hi Shameka, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I feel like every moment of my journey unfolds in a way I could’ve never imagined. I’m a bit of a free spirit so I go with what I feel, starting with my first album “Lovelations” in 2011. After that, I moved to Texas, with no clear reason as to why, it just felt right. Then I felt the urge to move to LA. I slept on couches, moved from apt to apt, sent out emails to random licensing companies who assisted in getting me my first sync placements, met some amazing musicians and artists that led to a couple of TV appearances, more song placements, a residency in Dubai, and now to me creating and producing my own EP “Love UnMastered” during quarantine.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Definitely not. There’s a constant ebb and flow of I love this life, and what in the heck am I doing! lol I think the biggest thing is that period after an amazing moment when you’re faced with the insecurity of what to expect next. There’s always a build up to a project, a tv show, a gig that keeps you going, but after those things have been checked off the list, you’re sitting waiting for the phone to ring again.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I’m a singer/songwriter and CEO of Uri Grey Productions, LLC in Inglewood, CA. I love to tell stories in my music and flirt with learning different instruments to stretch me. I started with piano/keyboards but have since added guitar, some bass, and drum programming to my loves. I’ve enjoyed hearing my music on commercials and tv shows, but I think I’m most proud of my residency at Quincy Jones’ Q’s Bar & Lounge in Dubai. That experience forever changed me, and I’ve grown in the most invaluable ways. That was when I first picked up the bass. By the end of the residency, I was playing full sets on this new instrument! Lol, I’ll still leave that to a professional bass player, but I love the exploration.
How do you define success?
Success for me is freedom to live life on my own terms. To have the resources to create art freely, to travel and create new experiences, to give to my family and friends freely without stress and worry. Success also means having a story that could inspire others to take risks and follow their visions and dreams.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: shamekadwight.com
- Instagram: shamekadwight
- Facebook: officialshamekadwight
- Twitter: shamekadwight
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh_EYqe42tz4WAW9u5twDUw
Q’s Bar & Lounge photos courtesy of RyanKite (Dubai) All other photos courtesy of Shameka Dwight