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Street to studios - Jovan turns his life around

PUBLISHED: 15:41 05 February 2008 | UPDATED: 14:10 02 July 2010

A TALENTED young musician from Dagenham has set out to release his own album. Jovan Roberts, 22, from Martin s Corner, Dagenham, has overcome enormous odds to achieve what he has always dreamed of. This is a true rags to riches story – Jovan used to liv

A TALENTED young musician from Dagenham has set out to release his own album.

Jovan Roberts, 22, from Martin's Corner, Dagenham, has overcome enormous odds to achieve what he has always dreamed of.

This is a true "rags to riches" story - Jovan used to live on the streets and in the past he was involved with gangs.

Now he and a friend record their own music in a studio in Bushgrove Road with styles and tastes ranging from R 'n' B to Hip-Hop and Rap.

Speaking about his past, Jovan said: "When I left home I was living with my girl but I was a bit too young.

"I went back to my mum's but was kicked out for getting mixed up in gangs and hanging out with the wrong people. I was homeless for a number of years - it was awful."

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