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Artist to Watch: Howard University’s Saneit Monae

It’s no secret that the amount of talent on HBCU campuses is astounding. Saneit Monae, a Public Relations Major/ Graphic Design Minor from Chicago, has taken Howard University by storm with her infectious ambition and passion for music.

Saneit’s passion for music came quite early. She was a member of her church’s youth choir at the age of five, and at the age of ten she sparked the interest of a vocal coach during her first solo. Soon after, she was writing her own music, and at age 16 she finally began recording. Her first single “Sucka” dropped in 2014 and a year later she released her first EP, “At This Point.”

“My goal is to become a better writer every time I write a new song. This is my passion and I have no doubt that I will have a successful career doing so.”

 

So what makes Saneit different from your average artist? Well, frankly what makes her so unique is that fact that she has absolutely no desire to sound like anyone else. Her discovery and perfection of her individual sound sets her apart. Her goal is to never stray away from making music that expresses exactly what she’s feeling. She wants to make listeners feel what she’s going through as if they were facing the same situations.

Currently, Saneit has two projects out on Soundcloud; the first is her aforementioned EP, and the second is another EP entitled, “Back To R&B.”

“Back To R&B” is exactly what it is. Something was missing in the music that we hear on the regular and although my music may not be on the radio at the time I had to give the people what they didn’t even know they were missing. I love “love songs.” I want to hear about love more, I want to hear about what people are going through, so I did just that.”

As for right now, Saneit has been spending time performing at showcases around DC. Don’t worry though, she’s preparing to drop new singles before the year is out, and a bigger project for the new year!

Advice from the Artist! 
My advice for upcoming artists is don’t let people tell you how to chase your dreams, especially people that are no where near where you want to be. You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be right now. People will try to convince you that there is “one way” and there is not. No one’s journey is the same. Don’t let artists that you think are ahead of you discourage you and make you feel like you’re not doing enough. Keep positive people around and people that are eager to get you to the next step. Your gift will make room for you.

Stay updated on all of Saneit’s upcoming projects by following her on Twitter/IG: @ForeverMocha_ !

Andrea Wooten

1 comment

  • Awesome!!! Her drive and passion is genuine. Even when mommy has fears she doesn’t allow it to interfere with her goals. Stay focus! I loving everything about this article ❤️