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Inspiring Stories from Stafford

The heart of our mission at VoyageHouston is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Houston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out rising stars from Stafford and surrounding areas below.

Kevo Aregbe

I’ve always wanted to own an art studio where people of all ages could come and create art, but when I was younger, a lot of the programs were either expensive or inconvenient with time. When I got my Master’s in Fine Arts, I made sure I used what I learned to create a company that would help the community and local artists of all ages. Read more>>

Tomi Abdon

Ever since I was a little child, I’ve always loved music. At the young age of 5 I developed an ear for the various instruments I would hear with in a song but there were two instruments that stuck out to me. The bass and drums. Although I loved listening to both instruments, I was only able to really grasp and pick up on one of them which so happened to be the drums. At that same young age, I was also privileged to develop the gift of playing by ear which allowed me to be self-taught. Growing up in a Christian home, I was taught to use my gifts for the Lord, so around the age of 10/11 I started playing for my home church, Rccg Pavilion Of Redemption. There I learned so much about why using my gifts for the Lord was so important and how certain music can be detrimental to your soul and spirit depending on the message that is being pushed through it. So at a young age I learned to stay away from secular music. During this time I also decided to pick up Piano lessons because I wanted to become a producer. Read more>>

Roger Carefree

Well, my name is Rodrigo Gonzalez Jr but most people know me by my stage name Roger Carefree. I’m an independent Hip-Hop artist based out of Houston, Texas. My musical roots began in Dallas where I was born but most of my musical growth occurred as an adolescent on the Southwest side of Houston. I was introduced to the culture at a very young age by my older brother Victor “Big Bzerk” Gonzalez who unfortunately passed away in 2009. I grew up being influenced by a wide variety of subgenres of Hip-Hop. From early East Coast grime to Mid West Chopper to West Coast Gangsta rap all the way down to the Dirty South. I’d like to think my music itself is a mesh and reflection of all these styles. Growing up my brother listened to a lot of DJ Screw and Swishahouse which are staples in my city so that was definitely a big influence as well. I actually preferred listening to a lot of my favorite music “Screwed and Chopped”. Read more>>

Semaj Davis

I started photography May 6th, 2021 at that point I’d been doing graphic design classes for 3 years in high school and was trying to figure out a business for me to be happy with & something that I am actually good at and passionate about. Income tax season came around and I bought a canon m50 that’s been my baby ever since. I’ve always taken pics just on people’s phone or my own phone and they’d be so happy with the way their pics came out that I’d be happy I would always say I’m the best phone photographer out here but now that I got my own professional camera those pictures aren’t nothing compared to these! Read more>>

1 Comment

  1. Timothy Cour-Palais

    February 23, 2018 at 1:58 am

    You should definitely check out Twisted Catfish. They are a food truck that has succeeded and expanding. Best Catfish in Houston

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