https://madamenoire.com/1095733/ari-lennox-nigeria/Ari Lennox is in a great place. She released her hit and critically-lauded debut studio album Shea Butter Baby in May, has performed at sold-out shows, successfully driven “the boat” with help from Megan Thee Stallion, and over the weekend, attended and performed at her first Black Girls Rock! Awards. Not only did the 28-year-old “BMO” singer hit the stage, but she also got to meet a few of her idols. Lennox is finally rubbing elbows with the people who inspired her, making a name for herself in the industry and having the experiences she deserves. It’s a wonder that at this time in 2018, she was ready to quit music. Lennox says it took dealing with some personal demons and seeing the beauty of the world around her to get out of that dark space and complete her album. Lennox said a recent trip to West Africa also helped her feel more appreciated and mentally relieved. When she returned to the States, she was able to look at life differently. “It’s a whole world out there other than like, you know, With her newly packed schedule, the D.C. native can’t travel for mental clarity and personal fun as much as she would like to presently, but she does take precautions to protect her energy and keep herself in a good space.