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South Loop’s Rising Stars

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 South Loop’s rising stars below.

Enoma Asowata

I started Haunter back in 2016 as an overcorrection to a rock band I was in at the time. I was fortunate to enjoy a small amount of success with the previous project but we were showing signs of finally having to call it quits. It was certainly a hard thing to accept as music is my passion. After things finally ended, I spent a lot time working with my friend, fellow musician/producer Aaron Musslewhite in his studio. Read more>>

Nick Gradney, Favyon Coleman, Melvin Pruitt, Gerald Linnear and Devante Helaire

It all started with a Facebook post in 2017 that I (Nick Gradney) made months before we ever started. I had a vision to create a sports/comedy podcast, broadcasting on social media platforms in a more relaxed setting than your typical daily shows. With the inclusion of three other charismatic cast members, (Favyon Coleman, Melvin Pruitt & Qunell Guinn) and Producer, Gerald Linnear, we formed a bond, came up with a name & agreed that Saturday’s will be best for everyone to film. Read More>>

Mirage Jackson

Anonymous Temptation also known as Mirage Jackson and author of Desires. An erotic literature novel. A young self-published writer from Houston, TX; makes a name for herself with her 1st erotic literature novel in 2020. Once an inspiring model for upcoming local clothing brands and everyday beauty products. From local fashion shows to literature, writing became a new found passion. Read more>>

Toni Jones

I remember growing up in Ardmore Okla. at a very young age wearing my mom’s wigs and loving the idea of playing dress up. That by the age of six my mother had entered me to be in a beauty pageant within our small town. Loosing several teeth and all didn’t change how I felt about myself because I always had the opportunity to JUST BE ME. I went on to win several titles going on to compete at a national level in Oklahoma City. Read more>>

Joshua Martin

I am born and raised here in Houston, Texas, where I received my Undergraduate Degree in Health Science at the University of Houston. Upon graduating, I enrolled in Texas Teachers Alternative Certification Program to receive my teaching certificate. I student taught for one year in the Pasadena Independent School District for one year while I searched for a Certified Teaching Position. This was a very hard struggle. Read more>>

Carl Tucker

I started quite by accident. On my days of, I used to go to Herman Park and the Zoo. Both of these places hold a dear spot in my heart as we frequently visited them with my parents when me and my sisters were young. On one particular visit as I walked around the area, I noticed images that made up stories. People walking, children playing, musicians playing instruments, homeless people struggling to survive. Read more>>

Vanessa Negron

I am originally from Toronto, Canada, where I worked and taught in the fashion industry. In 2014 I got married and moved to Brooklyn, New York for love. It was incredibly hard leaving my family and friends, my jobs, my city and my country that I love so dearly, yet it was an easy decision moving to be with the love of my life. Read more>>

Sarobia Dubose

I am a small town country girl from Meridian, MS, and moved to Houston TX on crazy Faith. Believing that God will reveal to me a more abundant life. Growing up in a low-income family, I wasn’t introduced to financial freedom. My mom was a single mother just trying to figure this money thing out. Raising two children in a small yellow shack house on bricks. Read more>>

Ashley Taylor

It all started with a baby doll and my mom. Most children give their dolls a name and create a role for them. For me, my dolls were clients and strictly about giving them a hair style! When I turned 10, my mother believed in me so much that she created a space for me in our home to practice. My mom was my first real client and begin to let me cut her hair! A perfectionist by nature I began my endless journey in hair design, preservation, and restoration nearly two decades ago. Read more>>

Muftiah Jokomba

I am a Model and a student PT based in Houston. While I’ve always been interested in modeling, I didn’t start my modeling career until I got to college. From there I would go to model calls, network and build relationships with designers, photographers, stylist and other models. Those connections got me even more modeling gigs and opportunities, and while I don’t have the biggest network of people, the ones I have are those I’ve built strong relationships with. Read more>>

Ashley Blanton

I was on a losing streak of not being able to land a job for eight months straight. Constantly going back and forth from interview to interview not knowing if I would have enough gas money to get to the next one I had scheduled for the next day. My son was two years old at the time and I was betting on ubereats and child support to cover daycare costs. Read more>>

Mallory Henderson

Mallory Henderson, a Houston native, has been singing since she can remember. She got her first solo in the church choir at age four and the rest was history. When she decided to start performing in talent shows at age 12, her family didn’t take her seriously, but after the first show, they knew music and performing was going to be a part of her reality for years to come. In high school. Read more>>

Jerzy Carranza

I am a SXSW 2020 accepted filmmaker with a film in the Texas Highschool Short program. I am the director, editor, and cinematographer of the film Karmen. Link here: I am a visual storyteller at heart, and that’s a massive perk when you have a lot of stories to tell. Coming from Mexico City, I have seen many things and experienced certain hardships which many people probably never will. Read more>>

1 Comment

  1. Talia

    May 10, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    Lady B.G. is the hottest karaoke dj in the city!!! Book her for the greatest karaoke experience!!!

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