13/10/2016 09:51 BST | Updated 14/10/2017 06:12 BST

The Boy Who Dared To Dream

From the boy who wasn't allowed to dream to the boy who's dreams came true.

I look back to where I've come from and what I've been through and remind myself from time to time that I really shouldn't be here, but by the grace of God I've been blessed with great purpose to use what He has given me to create something that uplifts, comforts and empowers people.

He gave me a voice that I didn't know I had because of the suppressed spirit at home through domestic violence. As soon as I started to use my gift I felt my pathway became so much clearer and the darkness started to slip away and revealed my mission.

Music has always been a sanctuary for me so to be able to create that for other people, always encouraged me to keep on moving forward; the power of music is incredible.

It's taken three years to perfect the album but its taken a lifetime of struggles to truly arrive at this place of presenting the final piece. The true debut of Jahméne with songs written and co-written by me. Being within the creative aspect has been a dream and every song has fallen into place. I've had so much time to develop my creativity and bring to life what I've envisioned for so many years.

It hasn't been easy, but that's all part of the journey; the hard times help refine your character to upgrade you into a better version of yourself. Thank God in the middle of the storm because He's preparing you for more, training you up for everything that comes your way. I really hope that this album speaks to someone in a situation to uplift them, because that's why I'm here and that's my intention ... my responsibility, passion and purpose.

I'm so unbelievably excited for people to hear this album. I'm not afraid, I'm not scared or worried about what people will say ... I'm proud of this album and ready to push forward this piece of work packed full of love, depth and emotion. I just hope that every one gets to hear it and feel the energy I'm trying to get across. This isn't a vanity project, it's not an ego project... this is from my heart and spirit to yours, with love - Jahméne.