“If it’s really your passion and what you want to do, never give up you can achieve anything you set your mind to.“
Nahide, how would you briefly introduce yourself to our readers? Tells us about your career as a singer please. Hi, I’m Nahide Singer/Songwriter from East London. I have been singing since I was small with my love for performing starting when I was younger in Musical Theatre
How has music experience changed your personal life/you as a person? Music is a part of all aspects of my life, my passion for music makes me who I am.
What is it like being a woman in the music industry? It can be a blessing and a curse, but I wouldn’t change being a female!
What goes through your mind when you are on a stage? How do you keep your confidence up? I don’t really think of things other than the music/choreography and enjoying the moment with the audience!
Which song you have written is your favourite and why? Oh tough question! I would have to say Where I Wanna Be, I wrote it just before my trip to Rio De Janerio and every time I hear it, it makes me feel like I’m on the beach somewhere exotic.
In your career, when did you realize that you had gotten to that next level? That’s a tough one! I’m never complacent, there is always another level to reach keep moving forward!
What do you consider to be your career highlights, and what are you most proud of? The Ep I have just released is called ‘Go Time’ it is my latest project and I am definitely proud of all the hard work that has gone it as everything in my career has lead me to this point.
What do you believe is the key to success for a singer? What qualities does one need to succeed? Talent, Drive, Perseverance.
Do you feel people treat you any differently since you have become a singer? I’m still the same me!
What do people not know about singer life? What is the toughest thing about being in music industry? I think sometimes people think it’s easy and all fun and games! It requires a lot of hard work and perseverance.
If you could have any singer or songwriter as your mentor for a day, who would it be and why? Ooo probably Queen B.
Do you have any advice to girls who want to get into music industry? If it’s really your passion and what you want to do, never give up you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
How would you define your personal style? My style switches up between Classic & Swaggy. Lets call it Claggy! Yaas
Do you have any beauty secrets or products you swear by? What is your beauty regimen like? Beauty secrets hmmmm, every night before bed I make sure every single bit of make up is off my face, I use my Clarisonic Face Brush, then tone and moisturise. I also use this amazing organic face serum from OZ Naturals which keeps my face hydrated and blemish free.
Who is someone you feel has really influenced you as a singer and songwriter? My musical influence is so broad, I was raised listening to 60’s and 70’s music with my parents, I love Motown. As I got older my influence came from a lot of 90’s music it would be impossible to say one person!
Is there anything you would like to do in the future? Someone you’d like to work with or something you’d like to accomplish? My list of goals is so extensive! (probably too many) but dream big right? I would love to win some awards.
What do you think about the internet as a tool to promoting yourself and your music? Do you feel social media has helped your career? The internet is a huge blessing and has definitely helped my career. Performing at different places all over the country, gaining a following and being able to stay in touch directly with people that follow your career is amazing!
Where can our readers get connected with you and see more of your work? Many Places! All my social media handles are @nahidemusic and my website is www.nahidemusic.com.
Nahide, what is the first app, website or thing you open/do in the morning? Why? 1. For sure Whatsapp! So many people to get back too! 2. Emails 3. Instagram
What is your favourite thing about being a singer? Being able to share my passion with the world.
One thing that bugs you about humans is that…? Humans… too much fighting and war in the world. I wished our species could live in peace.
Tell us some interesting facts about yourself please. I’ve been brought up playing games, love Xbox and Playstation but I have been gaming since the Super Nintendo 😀
Thank you, Nahide.
Published in 2017 January VOL II: BUY NOW