April 12, 2022

Episode 22 – “The First Lady of Reach Records” with Wande

When working towards your dreams, it’s easy to crave control. However, you may find that the best stories are written when you give God the pen. In this episode of VOICES’ Where Ya From? podcast, Nigerian American rapper/singer Wande talks to host Rasool Berry about how trusting God led her to become Reach Records’ first female artist.
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Show Notes


Guest Bio:

Hailing from Austin, Texas, Wande—born Ywande Isola—is a Nigerian American hip-hop artist whose work has been featured on ESPN. Named by USA Today as one of six “Christian Hip-Hop Artists to Know,” her music effortlessly fuses intense raps and beautiful melodic singing while maintaining a message that expresses her faith.


Summary of EPISODE:

It’s tempting to believe that our way is the only route to achieving our goals. However, Nigerian American hip-hop artist Wande has learned that when trusting God, He often delivers on our dreams in a way we couldn’t even fathom. On this episode of VOICES’ Where Ya From? podcast, Wande sits down with Rasool Berry to discuss God’s hand in her journey from a young student rapping about biology in Austin, Texas, to Reach Records’ first female artist.


Notes and Quotes:

  • One thing I learned is whenever you’re walking with the Lord, He’s going to call you to do uncomfortable things sometimes.”
  • “The Lord has plans, and He’s allowing us to be a part of it. It’s not about you. It’s about His plans.”
  • “I would definitely say I’m literally doing this because God told me to be here, and He’s opened all the doors necessary for me to do what I need to do.”
  • “You’ll never understand what it’s like to see the Lord come through if you don’t trust Him to come through.”


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Verses Mentioned in Show:

  • Luke 24:13–25

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