2016, Songwriting & Update

It's always amazing when you plan out the year, pray about it and watch how things play out. You either get exactly what you hoped for, get disappointed or get presently surprised with how things turn out.

2016 for me however, was a year of growth in many areas... I set out to finally release music, dive into the world of songwriting(for others) and also make a push as an artist in platforms I'm not usually around. With that, a lot of a great things have happened while others had to be pushed back for good reasons. 

With the goal of growing as a songwriter, I've been fortunate enough to write songs in different genres. The first song out since then is "Testimony" by Icha Kavons which as of now won the Best Inspirational song at the 2016 AFRIMA(All African Music Awards), making me an award winning songwriter...crazy!!

Another goal of mine at the top of the year was to perform at a music festival. As of Nov 19th I can gladly say that I have done just that! This year I performed 2 sets at Indie Week, a Music, Film & Tech festival in Toronto along with 200+ bands.

As for where I am and my music: Music is still on the way but as of now the focus is on building a solid team while I continue to write and record new material.

I'll keep you posted on everything I have going on but for now you can keep up with me on social media @rodpurpose.

Thanks for the love and continued support!

-Rod Purpose

Name Change: Purpose to Rod Purpose

So... by now you may have heard or have seen that the artist formerly known as Purpose has officially changed his name.  I find it a bit funny how dramatic it can seem when it really doesn't look like that big of a change.


Well the truth is I have grown from the artist I was when I first started as Purpose. When I started, Purpose was simply an idea or concept that I was growing passionately about. Not fully understanding every part of that concept, I embarked on a journey to let anyone willing to listen know that they have a purpose worth living for. 

Though this hasn't changed, I've grown to understand just how many aspects of our lives play into shaping our purpose and how impactful our lives can be. Me simply doing music doesn't mean I'm fully living out my purpose and simply living life has opened my eyes to that fact.

I've decided to change my stage name to Rod Purpose as I am still a man trying to fully understand and live out his Purpose. With that I write as a person who's still trying to figure life out and let my journey speak as opposed to someone who has all the answers. You'll also be able to find my music & stuff easier @rodpurpose.

I'm excited for this new journey as I plan to release new music this year including "Carry On" which was supposed to come out..until life happened(sorry for the wait). 
Anyway I hope you'll walk through this journey with me and keep your boy in prayer.

Until next time,

Rod Purpose