KEJI

Keji Sojobi was born in Nigeria and has been a proud Californian almost all her life!  Her loves in addition to music are:  hersd day job as an engineer, being a Long Beach resident, traveling near and far, food, and all the awesome people I'm blessed to be walking this life's path with.

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It's really important to me that people (all over the world, and specifically in my country, the US) see immigrants and refugees as human beings and not an inherent threat.  I've been initiating more conversations about it lately both because of the current political climate and because I am an immigrant myself, having come from Nigeria to the States with my parents when I was a toddler.  I'm also a songwriter and musician and recently wrote a song inspired by my family's immigration story.  I play it live often and hope to have it recorded and available for all to hear soon :)

I love how my body takes care of me.  I was brought up to trust my body and let it do what it's naturally made to do, and it hasn't failed me yet!  When I get sick, it fights and gets better.  When I treat it right by eating good things and getting good sleep, it carries me throughout each day.  Even when I don't treat it all that well - say I push it harder than I should - it takes me further than I think is possible.  My body is miraculous :)

What is my soul purpose? I've had a hard time answering this question lately, but I think that's because I've been afraid.  Honest introspection always leads me back to the belief that expression through music is my soul's purpose.  That's something I don't want to mess up, though, and I get very perfectionistic about it - hence the fear.

My message to other women is to be kind to themselves.  I struggle to remember this, always.  I think we women tend toward perfectionism, at least in basic aspects of our lives and of who we are, and that leads to us being cruel to and unforgiving of ourselves, even when we may be full of love and forgiveness toward others.