Today we’d like to introduce you to Weku Did That.
Hi Weku, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I started producing music and working the camera around the same time. Originally from Florida, I made the move to Atlanta about eight years ago and then made my way to L.A. to expand even the more. It’s not been an easy process simply because every time you relocate its almost like you have to re-establish yourself, meet new people, trust new people, and give parts away about yourself that you probably don’t want to give away simply because you’re trying to network. However, there is good that comes out of networking as long as it is with the right people. Even if it is with the wrong people, there is always a lesson to be learned. I have had my fair share of connecting with the wrong people but I mean, it’s to be expected in the film and music industry.
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?
Yeah, the road has definitely not been smooth, lol. I think the hardest part to overcome, being in the film and music industry, is the unconscious search for validation from your peers or people who are in places that you want to be in. Maybe knowing where to seek that validation from? or if the validation is even required. At the end of the day, believing in yourself and recognizing your value can prove to be one of the hardest things to do, because this is a competition to everyone, people will always try to down what you are doing so they can remove you from the competition, so if you can find a way to mentally remove yourself from that competition mindset, and focus on your own originality, you will find that you will always win. This gives you confidence and it is one of the most important things you need to be successful in this business.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m most known as the Director/Record Producer that wears the mask. No one has ever really seen my face except for a few very close colleagues, and even they may go months if not years without seeing my face, and that is what has set me apart from everyone else in the film and music industry. No matter what I’m doing whether it be in the studio working with an artist or directing from behind the camera, I always have my mask on. It is part of my brand. It puts me in the mood to do whatever I’m about to do. When people ask about the mask, I simply tell them because I’m a superhero or a villain depending on the day, lol. I always wore masks when I was a kid so when I became an adult, I really saw no need to stop, lol. Call it what you want to, I’m happy though.
How do you think about happiness?
Happiness at the end of the day comes from within. So when I’m in the studio working on a record or behind the camera working on a film, those are my happiest spaces because I feel unrestricted and creatively free.
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