“I come from a small town, so I’m already known locally. Everybody knows everybody, but I can’t network there. In the city you never know who you might run into.”
Check out the interview with Nyenya exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
Skilly: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
Nyenya: It started in elementary school. In 2nd grade my music teacher always made us sing to her before classes and she would sing back to us. The school started doing talent shows. I don’t ember how I got in them but I was.
What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
Music submissions, t-shirts, booking shows, and a lot of social media.
What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
That everybody wants to be an entertainer just like everybody wants to be in the NBA and the NFL. I overcome all that by staying focused and staying consistent because you can put 100 rappers in in room and the one with the talent is going to show.
How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
I come from a small town, so I’m already known locally. Everybody knows everybody, but I can’t network there. In the city you never know who you might run into.
Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Music isn’t going anywhere, it can only get bigger. Keep doing your thing, be yourself, and tell the truth.
What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Stay focused, stay consistent, and don’t get into it if you’re not going take it seriously.
What inspires you to write your next song?
It comes naturally. I always think about how far I’ve come, what I’ve been through, and that nobody’s perfect; everybody has problems.
What are the steps you take to make a song?
I keep a pen and pad, if that’s not around I save it as a draft in my text messages. I play the beat, rehearse it over and over. That way when I go to the studio the song flows and I’m not reading from paper.
What do you think makes a great song?
If you tell the truth you’re going to reach someone who can relate to you, which leads to new fans. Use real instruments and of course good delivery.
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