By Fay Kabasu
Meet Cameron E. Davenport, a 20-year-old student majoring in Music Production at Volunteer State Community College. Born and raised in Champaign, Illinois, Davenport grew up surrounded by music. “I was born in a musical family where we all had our own gift,” said Davenport. He can play the drums, the saxophone, the piano, and the talk box.
Not only does he have a talent in music, but he’s also a comedian. When asked about why he loves comedy, Davenport replied, “I first realized comedy was the main thing that has stuck in my system that was lost and found… I started to challenge myself with my stories and jokes.”
He tests his jokes on his family and oftentimes performs and makes up funny stories for students in the lunchroom. When asked who inspires him, Davenport noted stand-up comedians like Bernie Mac, who he described as his “idol”, Cedric The Entertainer, Kevin Hart, J.B Smoove, and Eddie Griffin.
Davenport also mixes his entertainment with motivational speaking. He enjoys speaking to the youth about how to navigate through life and relationships.
When asked about his goals for the future, he said, “My goals are to keep doing music and comedy as my second job. I want to show people that I am more than just doing music.”