Juanita Francis is a name that will soon be on everyone’s lips. She is the daughter of the amazing Bishop John Francis, but not to keep her in the shadow of her last name as she is a mighty Woman of God herself. A power packed preacher and anointed worshipper and then she just drops this absolutely anointed worship song that has gone straight to number one on the I-tunes charts; it truly is an honour to have her feature in our spotlight section.
Thank you for agreeing to do this interview with us for our readership.
ICIP: So, tell us a bit about yourself. Who is Juanita Francis?
Juanita Francis is a daughter, a sister, a niece, a goddaughter, a friend, a youth leader, praise and worship leader, dance teacher, a preacher, a singer-songwriter but most importantly a young woman who loves God, loves people and just want to make God smile.
ICIP: How did you get started in music?
Well music has always been apart of my life. Both my parents are musical. My dad plays, well everything lol and my mum can play organ and reads music. Everyone in my family pretty much sings or plays an instrument. So it’s always been apart of my life. My dad would teach me and my sisters to sing. Then I went onto study it in school doing GSCE and a national diploma in it, including; playing the violin and piano to which I attained some grades too.
ICIP: Tell us about your single “Fall Afresh?”
‘Fall Afresh’ came out of a devotion I had. It was me, God and my piano as always. I was in a place where; I wanted more, I was very frustrated and wanted something fresh, something new. I sang and prayed my heart and the words came; ‘fall afresh, fall afresh on us, breathe again…’ Funny thing is I didn’t believe it would be anymore than another song in my song book from my devotional time. It was my dad who came home early one night and overheard it and asked me to play it from the top. I did this and he said “juanita that’s a great song, its catchy, this is a hit!” I then played this to Maranda who agreed with my dad and made a call to Dana her producer and it was all go.
ICIP: How long have you been writing and where does your inspiration come from?
I’ve been writing since I was in my early teens maybe around 12 , so that’s around 13 years but I didn’t know I was a songwriter then. My inspiration comes from my personal worship time, the word and sometimes just words I hear people say or preach.
ICIP: When can we expect an album?
No album just yet but I am working on an EP for late summer. I am a person of excellence as is my producer so we are working hard to ensure we bring out something that represent our God well.
ICIP: Are you single or taken?
The answer everyone’s wants to know lol. I am single at present. I do my best to keep somethings personal so if that changes you may never know lol
ICIP: What is your advice to young people who would like to follow in your footsteps?
Stay at His feet. It’s not something a young person wants to hear but it’s my truth! I am where I am because I stay yielded and focused on Him. Secondly I would stay submitted to your leaders. Another things that’s not popular but I wouldn’t be here and successful if not for the counsel of those God has placed over me. Lastly know who you are. In a world where it tried to dictate how you should live, what to wear and how to dress, be you! Know you’re a King and Queen. I wear crowns or royalty tees to remind myself often of my status in Him.
ICIP: Last but not least how can people get in touch with you? (All your social media etc..)
I love connecting with people. They can follow me on Twitter @Juanita_Francis on Instagram @JuanitaFrancis and on Facebook “Official Juanita Francis” or they can go to my website and send me a message at www.juanitafrancis.com
ICIP: Thank you for taking time out to chat with us, God bless you.
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