Known as the “Pop Princess,” singer, songwriter, student and WGCI radio personality, Demi Lobo won the coveted “Best Female Vocalist” at the 30th Annual Chicago Music Awards in January. As she puts the finishing touches on an upcoming national tour, ro caught up with this busy young lady to talk about what’s been going on with her lately. –tony binns
You have been tagged as “Drama Queen.” How did you get that tag?
“Drama Queen” was the very first song [I made] when I started doing music, and it’s one of those things that kind of grew. I’ve always worn these pink dresses or purple dresses with a tutu that really stood out. I am a dramatic person. My show was really dramatic, and the music was really dramatic. So, I branded myself as “Drama Queen.”
How do you describe your sound?
I describe it as three words: rock … pop … fun. It is high energy, very fun, meaningful and something everyone can relate to.
What would you say is your message to young people when you are on stage?
I speak to students in the Chicago area high schools and grammar schools, and even to my peers in college, and the one thing that I stress is you can honestly do anything you set your mind to because I am living that dream.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Wow! Five years seems so far away right now, but, in five years, I see me as being a household name, moving out of Chicago, spreading the brand of Demi Lobo to the entire world, and continuing my foundation, Demi Lobo 4Dreams, which helps young kids in entertainment.
What’s the name of the new project?
The new project is called “Demi Neutron: Under the Influence.” I have one song called “Nightmares” that I did on BET’s “106 & Park.”
For more information on Demi Lobo and upcoming events, please contact Kandi Conda at [email protected] or (312) 285-8929.