Sherkeyah Earlenia Pearson IS 24 years young. SHE was born in Stuttgart Germany and haS lived many places coming from a military household. SHE’S from Columbia, SC and IS a May 2019 graduate from the College of Charleston majoring in Arts Management with a Music Industry Concentration.
Emerging in November 2018, SHERKEYAH have graced many audiences with raw emotion, fervor, and my own hypnotizing style of R&B/Soul which has gotten many articles for the Charleston City paper and Lyrical Lemonade -to name a few- and listeners in various countries and cities.
My favorite quote comes from my favorite poem “Invictus,” stanza 4 which states:
“It matters not how straight the gate, how charged with punishment the scroll, I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.”
We are the sole authorities over ourselves, and it is etched in my right bicep eternally as my reminder.
What are you passionate about and at what point/incident in your life did you recognize this passion is the key to your true path?
"I have a colossal sized passion for sound, for songwriting as well. There were many moments and episodes that fueled this feeling, but I knew at a very young age that I wanted to make the art of performing music my realm. Sometimes, life would bring negative or irrational troubles, but music was something I could count on and run to without thinking twice if it would cause damage or unhappiness. It never let me down; it became a safe haven and an outlet. Because of that, it deserved my devotion, undivided attention, and time. I chose it, and in return it chose me."
How do you use your passion to illuminate change in the world?
"I use my passion to illuminate change in the world by choosing to be vulnerable and displaying my truth in a glass case. I simply tell my story in order to help others to become connoisseurs for their feelings instead of running away from them. The world is full of wounds, hints of depression, teaspoons of shame, and stickers on bruises. I write and sing to touch people without physically touching them and I intend to use my gift to change mindsets, and to encourage happiness and recovery. I dream of bringing people together to prove that we are never as alone as we think we are."
If you could leave one lasting impression on others what would it be and why?
"If I could leave one lasting impression on others, I would hope that people would remember me as light because that is who I am and who I was called to be. I would hope that they would be able to say that I used every drop of talent God had given me, until there was nothing left. I would hope that people would be able to say that I worked very hard, was an advocate for feelings, and genuinely cared for others to find their own healing."