“If you want to be a confident person, sometimes you have to keep telling yourself, ‘I am a confident person.'”

JoJo is a force to be reckoned with.

She first shared her powerhouse vocals with the world on America’s Most Talented Kids in 2003. Since then, she has released five albums, won a Grammy and gone platinum in three countries. She has also reclaimed ownership over her artistry by re-recording and re-releasing her first two albums in 2018.

And she’s done it all while staying true to the spirit and the skills that make her who she is.

JoJo smiles at the camera.

JoJo’s career story is all too relevant for students today – while we expand our abilities in class and explore employment opportunities post-grad, honouring our individuality by staying true to our talents is paramount.

IGNITE had the chance to sit down with JoJo before her virtual Frost performance to learn more about her personality as an artist and to get her advice for Humber and UofGH students as we embark on a new semester.

Here’s what she had to say about image, identity and the importance of owning your ideas:

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