We had the good fortune of connecting with Sy’Kia Studios and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Sy’Kia, how do you think about risk?
Well, about two months ago, I transitioned from working a full-time 9 to 5 to working only for myself. I was doing both, but I knew it had become time to choose the life I want to live. I felt in my heart that it was now or never, and I had to either take the leap of faith or stay in that same position working full time at a job that didn’t suit me. I took that leap, and everything aligned perfectly. Now I make more a month than I was making a month at my 9 to 5. Trust your intuition. Trust your talent. Trust yourself.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve directed and produced music videos, commercials, interviews, Etc. I’m also a photographer and can make any vision come to life. I feel that what sets me apart from others is the diversity in my work. I am excited to continue connecting with people visually and eventually move more into narrative pieces. I want the world to know it all started with a dream. I had no idea how to start or how I would achieve it but I believed in myself. I made it happen. The path wasn’t easy but with consistency and hard work, anything is possible. I overcame any challenge by never giving up. Believing everything will work out for my good despite any challenge is key for me.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love to visit museums in any city I go to. I love food spots with a unique ambiance and aesthetically pleasing environment. I’m a very visual person so any place with a nice view, good food & drinks is always a go for me.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to thank my sister for choosing me to direct her first music video. If she didn’t give me that chance, I don’t know if I would have ever started. Thank you to Obi for believing in me to bring me along on other projects. Thank you to my family for encouraging me when I told you I was quitting my job. Thank you!
Photo credit goes to Jared Moody & Brysen