Music

Introducing: Bukola – I Am Enough

Vancouver musician Bukola releases, I Am Enough, a soulful R&B song that takes influences from artists such as India.Arie and Daniel Caesar. Its sound reflects creativity and the ability to convey nostalgia while adding modernity. The style reminds me a bit of that of the early 2000s. Lyrics have been well-written. A crisp vocal performance complements the music perfectly.

I Am Enough was the last song written for my new EP and it was initially supposed to be a playful song about a day in my life,” says Bukola. “However, after the continuous rise of anti-Black racism, I knew I wanted to write something more poignant. The song talks about my journey growing up as a young black woman and some of my struggles. It also shows gratitude to my favourite Black female artists, who have helped me gain confidence with my skin and who ultimately taught me that I Am Enough. My hope for this song is that other young Black people can listen to it and know that they are not the only ones going through certain things and that they should be proud of their beautiful dark skin and heritage. All proceeds from this song are going to the Black Youth Helpline who work tirelessly to help Black Canadian youth with their struggles and provide them with culturally relevant advice and support. An organization like this is super important to ensure that my Black peers get to the point where they believe they are enough because they are, and so much more.”

With its thoughtful messages, I Am Enough will resonate with listeners. It’s both empowering and inspiring. Check out the song below!