Venitia has been steadily winning over audiences around the midwest with her straight forward and passionate lyrics that express love, urgency and the importance of justice in the world.
"Music has always been a part of my life as well as the need to express it. Actually, I think I may have sung my first word instead of spoken it."
After performing for a number of years around the region, in 2005 she made the decision to quit her day job and pursue a music career full time. Since then, she released her first album "Lucky Numbers" with great success. It was voted one of the top 30 albums by WVPE radio, and has aired in many states around the US & in Canada. She was a featured artist on the Michiana musician’s compilation CD "Brand New Day, and recently worked as a studio vocalist for recordings sessions in Nashville, Tennessee. Her highly anticipated 2nd CD entitiled "Hell On High Heels" featuring more of her blues/soul writing style, was released on May 1, 2007.
Sekema tours mostly through the great lakes area, including Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa, but her tours have recently included some of the north and south eastern states. To maintain her local exposure, she hosts a successful open stage at The Livery, a micro brew and concert hall in Benton Harbor Michigan, a favorite stop of many national musicians. She has also been asked to open for many well known and up and coming performers on the international circuit today, such as Jeff Lang of Australia, Corinne West of California, Robin and Linda Williams, Chris Thele of Nickel Creek and The Wailin’ Jenny’s, to name a few.
Venitia is a performer who wants the listener to "feel" her songs. Whether it's one of her own or her interpretation of one that everyone knows, she digs down deep and serves it up fresh. She can make your soul soar as easily as she can have you rockin’, all delivered with a beautiful and powerful voice.