Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Akerman.
Jennifer, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I moved from Sweden to LA in 2008 at the age of 19. Ever since I was very young, I knew that this was my home! I went to college the first couple of years until I got a working visa and started modeling. Meanwhile, I would sing in bands and play shows at Viper Room and House of Blues on the Sunset Strip. Today, more than ten years later, I have a green card and work in music full time. And, I still love LA just as much!
Great, 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?
Being away from family and friends can be really tough. I obviously have friends and even some family here but I miss being able to see my parents whenever I want to. Stressing about working visas, green cards, etc. can also be quite stressful at times.
Can you give our readers some background on your music?
Today I’m very proud to call myself a musician, writer and producer. I’ve learnt so much from so many different people throughout my years in LA. It’s truly been a blessing. I always say that LA has been my school of rock. This is where I grew to be the person I am today.
I guess what makes me and my business unique is that there isn’t as many female producers out there. I don’t know how many studios and sessions I’ve been in where there’s always a male at the desk… It feels good to be the one behind the wheel.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Staying true to yourself and not to give up when in doubt. Remember that every opportunity can lead to another, and another, and another. Just keep going!
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamfinalchild/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/jjakerman
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0Gs4Iy9YN6PE8clonpcDUA?si=s8yG0ocHTTiJ1Blk0JkP2Q
Personal photo: Henric Olsson