INTERVIEW WITH NAYE SONGZ

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

Since Childhood, I have a great interest in working in the television and music industries. After being inspired by turn-of-the-millennium hip hop and R&B, I decided that I wanted to make music which made others feel good. This excitement for the music industry allowed me to pursue work in multiple sectors of the field. I began working with music video production behind the scenes.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?

I wrote the first song at age 14, the year after my family moved to Ohio. Originally I was very shy about my music and songwriting, I was pushed by my older brother to pursue music and make a demo tape. After creating my third demo tape on my personal karaoke machine, I was also supported by my parents and family, who began to refer to me as a star. It was around this time that I began to seriously pursue a career in music.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

No matter what you do, always have fun in whatever it is you are doing and pray. Prayer still changes things.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

I want to s/o my mom for putting me in that video production class in the 9th grade when I didn’t want to be there. That’s how I became passionate about the television and film process. My dad was the one had always believed in me and had always accepted me for who I am.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I teach television, film, and music to high school students during the day. I help my students thrive in their creativity and produce high-quality content and music.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

“I can provide you with a plate at my table, but I can’t force you to eat”. I always hear so many people begging for handouts instead of getting it out the mud. Nobody wants to really grind or invest in themselves. A lot of people always come to me for advice or handouts and all I can do is push them to get to the next level. How they actually get there is up to them.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

Follow me on social media platforms @ naye_songz

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