With the second single coming out on 20th of May, she is a gorgeous, ambitious woman. A trained pianist and with years of choir singing under her belt, recording was a natural choice for her. Actress, dancer, singer, no dream is too big for her.
Daisha started with a backup dance career that’s spanned some of the largest urban hip-hop, pop, and R&B acts in recent memory– Rihanna, Diddy, Ryan Leslie, Letoya Lucket, Santigold, Janelle Monae, Jill Scott and Beyonce’ to name a few.
Without further ado, Divine Magazine is thrilled to present: Daisha.
How does your perfect day look like?
Wake up early and workout.. Go to a cafe with a friend and maybe wander the streets a bit.. Go to rehearsal and prep for a show… Laugh a lot.. Go to perform in front of people at night … Laugh some more… Eat food. Sleep.
What’s your favorite food?
What do you do to relax?
Meditate, yoga, dance, watch tv
How do you start your morning?
Coffee, emails, gym
You are an actress, dancer, and a singer. What did you find the most challenging so far in your career?
So far the hardest part is building the immunity to the many many “no’s” you get and just keep pushing forward. Also, creating the time and energy to do all three.
What do you find the most rewarding as a singer?
It’s rewarding to have an idea about something and actually create a piece of work. To see something from the beginning all the way through to be able to perform it on stage to a bunch of people. That’s amazing.
You have worked with a lot of people, a lot of them famous. Which of them do you admire the most and why?
I admire Santigold because she literally creates every part of her brand. She has always been super original and stuck to her wishes. Janet inspires me because she seems super quiet like me. But then a force on stage. Jlo because we have started the same way. And Beyonce because she has changed the game.
Was there a time when you wished you’ve done something else? Be someone else?
I’ve never wished I was someone else. I’ve envied others, but that’s natural at times. There are times when I try to find myself, but that’s all a part of the process. I think being an engineer or something would definitely be a less heart-wrenching field of work, but I love what I do lol
What are you most proud of?
I feel I’m pretty courage in the fact I’ve followed my dreams this long.. And have followed my intuition.
Is there something you regret not doing?
You are a very busy woman. How do you manage your personal life and the professional one?
Definitely challenging. Most of my friends are creatives on some level. Even when we hang out its still art somehow.
How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
Improv. No one knows its a mistake unless you tell them.
Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
What are your plans for the future? What should the fans expect from Daisha?
I plan to get back in the studio and create more honest music. I plan to create an album and go on the road. I plan to be on the big screen a lot. I plan to give back a lot. I plan to live a lot.