Freddy Malenda is a 21 year old artist whose creative output includes visual art, poetry, and music production. Born in Norfolk, Virginia as a child of immigrants from the Democratic Republic of Congo, he was always known to have natural talent. Malenda's artistic style is a collection of influences from his childhood experiences, African background, and inspirational figures. At a young age, he quickly developed his skills through writing short stories, rap lyrics, drawing and painting. Now a full-time student at Norfolk State University, Malenda works in between classes working to bring all of his visions into reality. Upon graduation, he hopes to pursue a Masters degree in Fine Arts, and later start a career in film and design. With a mind filled with creativity, he strives to inspire at least one person through his work, while sending a surge of positivity into the world.