It may be a drag to have to stay home, but this amazing prize-winning Drag Queen isn’t letting that stop her. She still has weekly shows every Saturday on her official Instagram. This is my dear friend Sofonda Cox.
Bruce: When did you start doing drag?
Sofonda Cox: I started drag on October 1999…Halloween. It was a dare and a chance to get in for free in a nightclubs huge Halloweed event called ABRACADABRA at RPM aka The Guvernment nightclub. Promoter offered free entry to queens. So why not?
Bruce: Who is your biggest inspiration?
Sofonda Cox:My biggest inspiration is actually not a drag queen. Its Beyonce. I often emulate her.
Bruce: Where can one find you performing?
Sofinda Cox: You can find me performing regularly, weekly at Woody’s Thursday Cabaret, Saturdays Best Ass and Sundays Cabaret as the main resident host. I also do some Thursdays at the Bisha hotel- Mister C nightclub as a disco hostess whenever I get free time. It’s always different performing at different times as times change. This time I love performing a cover of Bon Jovi “Livin’ on a Prayer.”
Bruce: What’s the craziest situation you found yourself in during a performance?
Sofonda Cox: The craziest situation I’ve found myself in while performing was flying over 8,000 people at the Canadian National Exhibition on a harness in 2002 for a mega show I choreographed Unity 2002 Pride.
Bruce: What about love Sofonda?
Sofonda Cox: I do not have a partner this time. My past partners have always supported my career. They always help me out when I am in need.
Bruce: Tell me about your new song!!
Sooner Cox: “Kiss My Aaawww,” my latest track came about while just hanging out with friends. A twist on the phrase “‘Cause I’m a good Christian girl.” Since I’ve been jet setting to LA, Texas, and Vegas quite often I thought I might as well write a song about it. Then “Kiss My Aaawww” was born. A collaboration with Producer James Forrester and beats from DJ Nucci Romero made it happen.
Bruce: My final question for you is this. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Sofonda Cox: In ten years I always see myself living partially in states, maybe winters in L.A. and Toronto in the summer. I also picture myself traveling and performing all over the world.
Thanks so much Sofonda. Its always great chatting with you. See you on your live broadcast on Saturdays from 1pm to 10pm.
Author Bruce Christopher
Editor Martin Rye