Here is an interview featuring a friend of ours who is a beauty inside and out – GoGo Morrow. Miss Morrow has recently come back from the opportunity of a lifetime as a background singer of the mega, superstar Lady GaGa. She returns home humbled and hungry to pave her own way in music.
Tell us about yourself. Where were you raised? Where did you study? Where do you currently reside?
My name is GoGo Morrow and I was born and raised in Philadelphia. I went to the high school
for creative and performing arts and graduated with a degree in music business from Millersville
University. I still reside in Philadelphia when I’m not on the road.
Have you always known that you wanted to perform? When did you realize that your heart belonged
to the stage?
The idea of “wanting” to perform never existed because I always have, for as long as I can remember.
My dad used to sing to me as a baby so my first words were in song form. I still remember one of
my first acting jobs. I was 6 years old and I appeared on a video/infomercial promoting change for
the 21st century. I played the “curious little sister” of a character named “KAY KAY”..lol I don’t even
remember what my name was (Probably “Curious Little Sister”..lol ) But I remember getting my hair
pressed out for the taping lol. My heart has belonged to the stage since…probably before.
Do you find that you feel completely yourself on stage or do go into “Sasha Fierce” mode and lose
yourself? Can you describe your performance experience?
I do feel completely myself when on stage but I think I become a different part of myself. GoGo on
stage is definitely sassy and feistier than in real life. But I’m there and I’m in tune with my audience.
I love that feeling performing gives me so much that I have be as present as possible so I don’t miss
You recently were on tour with Lady Gaga as a background singer. It must have been an amazing
experience for you. Being as though you were able to have an “up-close” look at the life of a superstar, did you realize that in order to reach that level you may have to change in some way to handle that nonstop, demanding, paparazzi riddled lifestyle?
Being part of the Monster Ball was a life changing experience. I did in fact learn a lot!! But what
stood out to me the most is how important humility is. Everyone on the tour shared the same spirit,
Gratefulness. But that isn’t anything I would have to change, it’s something I will have to maintain.
What I will have to probably change is my sometimes, passive demeanor. Although, the people I
worked with are sweet, everyone isn’t like that. In fact, most people in the industry are not. Its a rough
business and you need a tough skin to get where u want to go.
When you envision success in your life what do you see?
When I envision success, I see me becoming a living, breathing example that dreams do come true;
even when you think you aren’t worthy. I want to prove that any and everything is possible if you
work hard and believe in yourself. My success isn’t measured in fame or money, but in the amount of
people I can inspire.
You have four sisters (some of which perform with you) and the Morrow sisters are notorious for
their fashion, talent, beauty and genuine sweetness. You guys are damn near perfect! Give me the real scope! Who is the bossiest? The loudest? The fighter? The crier? The thief?
You mean to tell me I get to answer this question with no objections?? Yes!! I’m so excited!! Lol ok
here we go: Michelle: Is the one who is a spitting image of my father. From how she tells stories, to how she eats. They are identical. Lol. Ingrid: Is a tough cookie. She is the one who never let anyone take advantage of her and ultimately she knows exactly how to get what she wants. (I’ve always admired that about her) Tanny: Is the nurturing sister. She is always interested and concerned about what’s going on in our lives. She is honestly the glue that keeps us so tight. Morgan: Is the baby so I’m sure you know what that means..lol She is totally spoiled and feisty. Hands down, she’s the bossiest. We are the closest in age so we fight the most but I love her. She’s my right hand. I think if they were here they’d say I was the loudest one lol. Guess it’s that attention seeking middle child syndrome lol. Overall, I love all my sisters to death. I’d do anything for them. They’ll be included in anything I do.
You always look wonderful from head to toe. To quote Dr. Cornel West, “Style is in-separable from
voice. Voice is different from an echo. “ What does your style say about who you are?
Well thank you!! I think my style exudes confidence. It shows that I’m comfortable in my own skin and
that I’m not afraid of taking chances. And I’m not
What do you feel are the responsibilities of someone who is young, gifted and black?
It’s our responsibility to lead by example. I don’t mind living in fish bowl if it means others will learn
that they too are young gifted and black by watching me. I want them to know they are perfectly
capable of doing what I’m doing and more!
What projects are you currently working on? Upcoming performances?
I’m currently working on my mix tape. The release date isn’t finalized just yet but it will be towards
the end of October. My next show will be on October 23rd 2011 at Sigma Sound studios. Follow me on
twitter and like my FB fan page to find out more about the show and upcoming mixtape.
Facebook page? GoGo Morrow