By: Staff –
Emerging Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Bukola is back with her new single “I Am Enough”, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below.
The song is the 2nd single from her debut EP The Chronicles of a Teenage Mind, which is out June 25th.
“I Am Enough” is about Bukola’s journey growing up as a young black woman and some of her struggles. In addition, all of the proceeds from the song are going to the Black Youth Helpline.
“I Am Enough” was the last song written for my new EP and it was initially supposed to be a playful song about a day in my life,” says Bukola. “However, after the continuous rise of anti-Black racism, I knew I wanted to write something more poignant. The song talks about my journey growing up as a young black woman and some of my struggles. It also shows gratitude to my favourite Black female artists who have helped me gain confidence with my skin and who ultimately taught me that I Am Enough. My hope for this song is that other young Black people can listen to it and know that they are not the only ones going through certain things and that they should be proud of their beautiful dark skin and heritage. All proceeds from this song are going to the Black Youth Helpline who work tirelessly to help Black Canadian youth with their struggles and provide them with culturally relevant advice and support. An organization like this is super important to ensure that my Black peers get to the point where they believe they are enough because they are, and so much more.”
Bukola is a 19-year-old musician who blends the sounds of contemporary R&B and Jazz music to create her own soulful sound. She’s deeply influenced by artists such as India Arie, Daniel Caesar and H.E.R., and has been pursuing her dreams of becoming a professional musician since she was 9 years old and building momentum ever since.
The grand prize winner of the Nimbus School of Recording Arts x Juno Host Committee provincial Battle of the Bands competition, Bukola has since performed at the JUNO pre-show Let’s Hear it! Live, and has become a much sought-after young artist by music professionals and fans alike.
Bukola recently worked with Grammy Award-winning producer, Chin Injeti, and Juno Award-winning producer Ben Kaplan on her debut EP The Chronicles of A Teenage Mind, which is set for release on June 25th, 2021.