Episode 133

Quick Fire Q&A with Jully Black

August 23, 2020

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Episode Overview

It’s time once again for our Quick Fire series! And to start it off, we are having Canada’s Queen of R&B, Jully Black.

Jully joined us in an awesome 2-part interview in Episode 104 and Episode 105 where she shared her journey in her music career, life lessons throughout her experience, as well as her goals and purpose.

Jully is an award-winning R&B and Soul singer-songwriter. She was named one of the 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever by CBC Music in 2013. She’s collaborated with artists like Nas, Choclair and Kardinal Offishall.  She’s also written songs for Destiny’s Child, Sean Paul and Missy Elliott, among others. All this before releasing her debut album “This Is Me” in 2005.

Jully has also released a number of original songs independently and collaborations which had garnered awards and nominations. Her second album, “Revival” (2007) was certified gold in Canada and won the Juno Award for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year.

Jully’s third album “The Black Book” (2009) was also nominated for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year at the 2010 Juno Awards.

Apart from her music and TV career, Jully has also ventured into theater acting having appeared in the Toronto production of Da Kink in My Hair in 2005. She was also part of the Tony Award-winning musical Caroline, or Change playing the role of Caroline.

Jully started 100 Strong & Sexy with the goal of women’s self-development focusing on fitness, spirituality, discipline, accountability, self care and self worth. She has also co-founded Empowered In My Skin with Nkechi Nwafor-Robinson to empower women around the globe and help them live purposefully in the comfort of their own skin.

In this candid conversation, we get to know Jully a bit more, including the time she answered the door for the pizza delivery man “in her panty.” She shares everything from her favorite popcorn to wanting to have dinner with God and Bob Marley. Jully is truly hilarious and you definitely should not miss this quick fire interview!

what you’ll learn in this episode

  • Jully’s ‘super power’
  • 3 words that describe Jully Black
  • Jully’s hilarious ‘dancing for the pizza guy’ in her Caribana costume video
  • First person she thinks of when she hears the word “successful”
  • Her favorite book
  • Her favorite gift to give and receive
  • What she loves about where she lives
  • How she downsized her living and upsized her life
  • Her favorite time of day
  • The two people she would want to have dinner with
  • Her favorite thing to eat
  • What she can’t get through the day without
  • Her favorite app
  • What she carries with her all the time
  • Favorite place travelled
  • The theme song of her life
  • Her worst habit
  • What she wished she had more in life


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