Dubai, May 27: Jerusha D’Souza finds inspiration in the words of Steve Jobs, who said, "If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pulled. The vision pulls you." These words deeply resonate with her as they reflect her natural talent, she discovered for music at the age of 7. With guitar playing coming as easily to her as breathing, singing soon followed and with it, the accolades that reinforced her belief that music was a natural way to express herself. One memorable performance was when she played and sang "Stitches" by Shawn Mendes at a recital at the Dubai Music School.
Born in Dubai to a Mangalorean Roman Catholic family, Jerusha is grateful for the cultural diversity of the UAE, which has aided her dreams. Her parents, Joyer D’Souza and Michelle Sequira, who hail from Capitanio, have been her pillars of support throughout her journey. She is currently in grade 11 pursuing Humanities from the Indian High School, Dubai.
While Jerusha was never motivated by rewards, small gratifications such as the toffees handed out by her teacher Glenn Perry, after successful concerts, were appreciated. Jerusha also recognized the importance of formal education and enrolled in 'Melody Makers' Dubai at the age of 9 to pursue the coveted Trinity feather in her cap. Through competitions such as Double Trouble and the Young Talent music competition, Jerusha learned the value of persistence and patience, which paid off when she won.
Jerusha, a talented artist, has recently composed a soul-stirring song that has deeply touched thousands with its profound lyrics. Her passion for music has culminated in the release of her first music video to the world on March 26. Jerusha's creativity and artistry are not limited to her song writing and singing, but also extend to her skills in composing and acting. Her versatility as an artist is truly admirable.
While pursuing music lessons under Trinity grade 6 Jerusha continues to upgrade her skills by lending her voice to renowned cinematic short movies and uploading videos on social media during the recent pandemic. With the help of her dad, who recorded, edited, and managed her videos, Jerusha made her mark in the entertainment industry. However, she never lost sight of the fact that true happiness comes from indulging in trivial things, such as participating in church choirs, school and community events.
She was recently scouted by National Director ElipasSibua to perform and compete for the 26th annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA), an upcoming competition in Anaheim, California, where artists from 70 countries will showcase their talents. Jerusha is excited to participate and show the world what she's capable of.
Jerusha acknowledges that she has many more layers beyond music, which she looks forward to exploring in the future.