VIVECA "DJ VIV" DILLARD (DJ/REMIXER)
1.) Tell us about yourself and your childhood?
My name is Viveca Dillard, born and raised in Chicago but I've been in and out of Iowa for almost 10 years now. I have been living in Ames and Des Moines for 5 years now and in that time is when I discovered what my true calling was.
2.) Tell us about a challenging time in your life and what lessons you learned from it?
One of the hardest times for me was losing both my grandmothers, most recently being 2 years ago. Losing her is what really gave me that push to go hard with everything I do in life, whether it's serving at church or rocking a crowd at Wooly's bar in Des Moines, IA.
3.) What motivates you to follow and pursue your passion?
My biggest motivation is my family because I want to create a successful path for the younger generation and show them "Nothing is Impossible with God" on your side.
4.) What advice would you give to the new up and coming artist?
"There is nothing wrong with failing. Just because you tried and it was a failed attempt doesn’t mean it’s over, that just means do it differently."
5.) Have you or how do you do you contribute to the community?
I do a lot of work with my church community in Ames, I volunteer at the library here in Des Moines, and I’m a registered voter. I do everything I can that takes the least amount of effort but makes the most impact.
6.) Who do you look up to besides your parents?
I look up to all the dope black women and women of color that make things happen every day.
7.) What are your goals for the next 5 years?
First, I would like to get my Bachelors degree from Iowa State. Then become a touring DJ, get out of debt, build my own brand, and serve God in whatever ways He wants me to.
8.) What is your motto in life?
“Difficult takes a day, Impossible takes a week”
9.) How did you find out about Made4Mankind Clothing?
Made4Mankind Clothing does a great job with marketing and branding themselves. I’ve seen the logo long before I ever knew exactly what they were all about.
10.) What do you know about Made4Mankind Clothing?
"God, Family, Hustle", That motto alone tells me everything I need to know about these dope individuals.
11.) If you could do a collaboration with Made4Mankind Clothing, what kind of apparel would you choose and why? (T-shirt, Hat, Accessories, Etc.)
If you know me, then you know I almost always have a hat on. It’s like wearing a wig. I would create a hate with the Chicago flag on the side and DJ Viv on the other side.
**DJ VIV IS TAKING OVER THE MIDWEST ONE CITY AT A TIME, STARTING WITH DES MOINES, IA. LADIES, IF SHE CAN DO IT, YOU COULD DO IT TOO! FOLLOW HER ON ALL HER SOCIAL MEDIA AND CHECK OUT HOW SHE HUSTLE AND GRIND EVERY DAY. AND MAKE SURE TO BOOK HER ON YOUR NEXT EVENT/SHOW.**
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