Upcoming music talent Keziah Semy, a finalist of VON Season 2 (2015) is a new artist that the music industry of Nagaland can be proud of. At the age of 22-years
old, Semy a songwriter and composer has released her original single “Hope”, through which she is sharing the message of hope, strength and never giving up despite whatever obstacles come your way.
EASTERN MIRROR: Tell us about your early phase into the music industry?
Keziah Semy: I grew up as a music lover. I started singing when I was young and also got inspired by my Dad who was a song writer and composer.
EASTERN MIRROR: For people who have not heard of your music, talk us about your music genre.
Keziah Semy: I love singing country and gospel songs. I find more confidence in singing country music so I would say that country music is my Genre.
EASTERN MIRROR: How did you benefit from ‘Voice Of Nagaland season 2’?
Keziah Semy: Firstly it built up a competitive spirit in me and most importantly it boost up my confidence too; it also made me believe that I can do much better in the days to come. VON challenged me with many complicated situations.
EASTERN MIRROR: Tell us about the song writing process. Where do you draw inspiration for your songs?
Keziah Semy: My song “Hope” was written by Medo Kense and released at Ato Richa’s studio of Richa productions who have been instrumental in releasing my original single. I came across many obstacles in different angles trying to have my own original song and I have made it today with the help of Ato Richa so I thank him for helping me release my song.
EASTERN MIRROR: Talk us through your first original single “Hope”
Keziah Semy: “Hope” the title itself gives a sense to the people about what kind of song it is. Many a times we feel so discouraged and down with our life but the song says that there is still hope for everyone n everyone can fly high with Hope.
EASTERN MIRROR: Do you think male performers are more prominent than female in the music scenario of Nagaland?
Keziah Semy: What I think is that we girls don’t come out much like men either in forming a band or as a solo artist but if we do so, I believe we can be equal or even better than guys.
EASTERN MIRROR: What’s next for you? Do you plan to pursue music or have some other goals?
Keziah Semy: Music is my passion so it will definitely be in me till my last whatsoever obstacles I face. Yes I have a preference to pursue music but as for now I can’t guarantee that it will be my full time profession as I want to complete my studies first.
EASTERN MIRROR: What challenges have you faced in the music industry of Nagaland so far? Some issues issues that you strongly feel about the music scenario of Nagaland?
Keziah Semy: Well I feel somehow it’s coming up coz of some well known artists like Theja meru, Alobo Naga to name a few who have open a platform for young and fresher artists like me.