Published on June 2nd, 2020 | by Marilyn Reles0
Getting To Know: Southern Hip Hop Artist Athena Tha Goddess
When we were kids, most of us wanted to be a doctor, lawyer, or engineer. Not Athena Tha Goddess (real name: Stephanie Roxanne Jeronymo). At a young age, Athena dreamed of becoming a performer. In fact, she always put “artist” in her grade school career placement test and now, her dream is a reality. Hailing from a small town in Alabama and now living in Meridian, Mississippi, Athena Tha Goddess is making substantial moves in the industry. A Jill of all trades, she stays atuned to both the creative and business sides of the industry. A true advocate for women empowerment, Athena encourages women all over the world to embrace their strength and make their voices heard.
Believing that women are reclaiming hip-hop, Athena Tha Goddess knows the importance of uniqueness. “I want to be an inspiration to the people who aren’t dealt favorable cards in life. I beat the odds against me. Doctors and family told me statistically I’m not supposed to be where I am. When people hear my name in 5 years, I want them to be reminded you are who you tell
yourself.” ― Athena Tha Goddess
Starting out as a professional exotic dancer, Athena Tha Goddess went against the odds to pursue a music career. All her efforts paid off when her first solo album entitled “A Black And White World” with co-rapper Kbz was released. This year alone, Athena released three singles entitled, “Foreign”, “Spoil Me”, and “Martha Stewart”. Performing has always been in Athena’s blood. As a dancer, she’s used to performing in front of thousands of people. Let’s not forget the rappers who were helped by dancing including Cardi B.
An admirer of Cardi B, Athena understands that they both used exotic dancing to escape domestic violence. Athena connects to Cardi B’s music and admires her success and style. Other artists she looks up to are Lady Gaga, Bebe Rexha, Missy Elliot, Fergie, and Kesha.Tweet