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Gloria Martinez aka Goyo continues to inspire Afro Latinas all over the world & women to go after their dreams Gloria Martinez aka Goyo is a singer, MC and producer, cofounder of Chocquibtown, born in Condoto – Chocó in the Colombian pacific coast, heiress of a musical family in which her mother and aunt helped her cultivate her melodic voice while her father also encouraged her love for music. She is the heart and soul of the band and the African beauty par excellence. We got a chance to share some quality time with her this year during the Latin Grammys week in Las Vegas. So nice to see you again Goyo, since I saw you last you have become a mother and a designer as well, tell me about this new cycle in your life as a designer:

Designing for me is an extension of art, fashion allows me to communicate another part of myself just like music. I have always loved to create my own clothes and I also like to find cool designers who are creating great things. It is a new way to connect with my fans.

“ LO MÁS BELLO

DEL CHOCÓ ES SU GENTE.”

Coming from a place where opportunities do not abound, do you feel the responsibility to inspire women there in El Chocó…

I do feel a great responsibility to help these women to work for their dreams like those people who helped me when I wanted to fulfill mine. Dreaming and believing in yourself is key and having people that can support you is essential. And now, let’s talk about becoming a mother...

I feel like I was reborn. It has been such a beautiful experience and a lot of women artists may think that once you have kids, you

can’t continue living your dreams and that is not the case for me. Since I have my daughter, I am even more focused. I feel that if you have your dreams clear, being a mother just makes you even more motivated & stronger. Working with family…

Es Hermoso! We are all about family. Working with Tostao and Slow is great. There is no competition between us and we have never had issues for money or anything like that. When one shines more we just get happy together. Our dream is a collective dream. What’s coming this 2019…

Lots of Music and working on our USA tour & promoting Pa’ Olvidarte, which will also sound a lot this 2019! We are just so happy to keep learning & so grateful to God for allowing to keep putting the name of Colombia por lo alto. And Goyo, before you go to enjoy the Latin Grammys, what’s your ALEGRIA…

Besides my family and music, I love connecting with people, besides touching people’s hearts through music, being able to give or receive advice and connect, connect with people.

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