Anthony Jawan inspires others with “God Made Me” single inspired by 50-Pound weight loss journey

In the journey of life, there are moments when fear and self-doubt can be our biggest obstacle to fulfilling our God-given purpose. These shortcomings can make us feel inadequate and all alone. With his newest single, “God Made Me,” Los Angeles-based thespian and independent recording artist Anthony Jawan understands this struggle and offers an inspirational message. He reminds listeners that despite their flaws they are fearfully and wonderfully made. No matter their inadequacies, God has made them and will sustain them on their journey.

The Chicago native’s latest offering is not only meant to inspire others but is a personal testimony. After many years of serving as a background vocalist for the likes of R. Kelly, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, and Pattie Labelle among others Anthony decided to step out into the forefront and share the music that is in his heart.

The road to fulfilling this dream required great faith for him, however. Anthony Jawan realized that he needed to make serious changes in order to fulfill the purpose God gave him. In 2013, the vocalist quit his three jobs in Chicago and moved to Los Angeles with only $800 and enrolled in the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in order to further his purpose.

In addition to honing his professional music, acting and dance skills; Anthony Jawan recognized his body is his temple and developed healthier lifestyle habits through better eating and exercise. The end result was a 50-pound weight loss. With a fresh start in Hollywood and a healthier approach for his mind, body, and spirit; Anthony Jawan felt empowered to conquer his dreams.

Anthony Juwan before weight loss


After graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in 2014, Anthony Jawan took a residency in Osaka, Japan as a headlining performer with Universal Studios. During his time in Japan, he began recording music that is God-filled, heart-inspiring, and genre-bending. His single, “God Made Me” is sure to motivate listeners on their journey in life to purpose — the same way Anthony Jawan was motivated to push toward his own purpose and inspire others with message-based music.

Anthony Juwan after losing weighr

“God Made Me” is available now on digital platforms including iTunes and AmazonMusic.







Sarah Hearn
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