We secretly read the first fifty pages of your manga Project Bruja, and it’s the most impressive and yet crazy thing we have ever read. How did you come up with this Manga idea?
( Laughter) Project Bruja became a thing when I heard a lot of black women on the internet expressing their love for more stories about black women being Witches or fairy tale characters in general. At first, I wanted to do something like Sabrina The Teenage Witch but later got inspired when I replayed the Kingdom Hearts series. I said to myself. You know what? Maybe Project Bruja should be Anime/ Manga inspired.
How did you come up with the Main Protagonist, Oni?
Oni was based on my sister Shakitra/ Kiki; she was a big inspiration for her look. I wanted to give her an African meets Anime look. I drew her on my first try, and I loved how she looked. Seeing her up close, I just knew she was cool enough to be the main focus.
Ok, this pic is of a character name Tysheena? She is absolutely something to look at? What is her role, and how does it impact Oni?
I really can’t say, but Tysheena is a main character that really plays an important role; she is very chill and smart for her own being. I really liked her story and hope people will like it too. But I really just can’t say much, though.
Abasi and Flow are in the picture, also. Who are they, and do they also play a vital role for Oni?
Flow and Abasi are Oni’s best friends. They will adventure with Oni on her journey and aid her as she faces what’s in front of her. They also have very deep lore that I cannot say (Laughter). Time will tell, I promise.
Now you are going to reveal the title sometime in April?
If you could shortly describe Project Bruja, what would you say?
Project Bruja is an action-packed story that revolves around a Witch named Oni who wants to be the best. It is a story about acceptance and lies that us humans have trouble expressing in our everyday lives. For Oni to be the best, she must first accept who she is and what it will take to achieve said goal.
Ok, we want to play a game? Can you draw something from the top of your head from your manga?
( Laughter) Anything?
Ok. ( laughter and clapping )
Ok, that was good. Now we would like you to ask how do you feel about the TikTok situation and you reaching 20,000 followers. What is your take on it?
To be honest, I am grateful I even reached twenty thousand. TikTok being banned would be unfortunate, but if I know anything about social media is that nothing lasts forever. I learned from Vine. Vine showed me that you have to be flexible on all apps, or you will fail at being an influencer. So if Tiktok gets banned, there is always other platforms.
And before you go, is there anything you want to tell readers?
Please be patient for Project Bruja. We have some cool things in store for April. Also, follow me on my socials for updates. Again thank you for being patient. We will be revealing the title of Project Bruja next month. So, please give us time to make you all happy.