Today Deejaytakeover music artist one on one features new comer Rnb singer-songwriter Tanisha Avent. We sat down to discuss her life and career. Along with promoting her new single ‘Overdose’ check out her Q/A below!
Q: Tell me about yourself how did you get your stage name, where are you from, where do you reside etc? Which artist inspired you the most growing up?
A: I use my real name, which is Tanisha Avent, because my music is a reflection of my real self. Not an alter ego but really me. I am from Brooklyn, East NY. I grew up here in Bklyn but went to live in Richmond Virginia for a year but Brooklyn is my home.
Q: Who would be your dream artist to collaborate with?
A: Wow, I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO COLLOBORATE WITH WHITNEY HOUSTON AND LUTHER VANDROSS. Currently, I would love to collaborate with Drake. I feel like Drake is an amazing entertainer and he is very consistent with his music. Also, I think he connects with his audience which is amazing and something I hope to be able to do. Ever since he came out I have been following him. For newer artists I would love to do a duet with 6lack
Q: Which artist inspired you the most growing up?
A: I was inspired by Destinys Child, TLC, Mary J Blidge, Whitney Houston, Brandy – all the girls.
For the men it was Luther Vandross. I loved the way his music made me feel even as a child.
Q: What’s the story behind your song Overdose? Who was the writers/producers of the song? What do you enjoy about making music?
A: Overdose – the story behind came from a personal experience. When I was deeply and dangerously in love to the point where I felt like that love was its own addiction. It made me feel like I needed him all the time and it also made me feel like I was on top of the world – high.
Q: What would you say is your biggest accomplishment to date?
A: My biggest accomplishment was having Beyonce demo one of the songs I wrote on. She is one of the artists I am inspired by so it was an honor.
Q: If you could cover any song what would it be?
A: “I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston or “Superstar” by Luther Vandross
Q: What are the most challenging things you experience as an RNB artist in today’s industry?
A: Trying to gain an audience, opening up and being myself and allowing myself to be vulnerable. Also, being booked for bigger shows so that I can show people my talent.
Q: Do you think there’s a double standard in the industry, or in entertainment in general?
A: I think that in the world women do not have the same advantages as men. Most corporations, labels etc are run by men and I love that Ethopia Habetorium and Sylvia Rhone have been risen thru the ranks and ran a Dope record label like Motown.
Q: Do you have any new projects on the way or any performances occurring, any events? What’s your over plan for the next few months.
A: I have a project that I have been working on. The first single will drop on Valentines day. Yes, we are putting a strategy together that will include, Video (music and lyric), the DJ’s and some type of touring.
Q: What makes you unique from other artist? Also whats your 5 year goal with your career where do you want to be ?
A: I have no formal training and yet the music comes from within. When I hear a beat I like I am moved. I can write the lyrics and the melody immediately. I thank God for this gift. I actually just started posting my new logo. It is my name and it has a Microphone and a pen within my name. This symbolizes that the music is in me.
Q: Anything else you want to add/ Any Shoutouts? your Social Media?
A: Yes, I would like to shout out my family and my team for sticking by me.
You can find me @Tanisha Avent Music on all social media platrforms and Tanisha Avent on Spotify.
Also, you can tune – in every Sunday at 6PM to my channel on You Tube – Tanisha Avent Music and catch me doing a live show. You can also at that time, ask questions by using the chat room.
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