Meet Nahyoh Wenkhuhum who started pursuing music after a tragedy although he had a knack for things musical since he was a child. There was no turning back for this young lad since. He has performed more than 10 songs, which are on YouTube channel. He has 13 songs in the pipeline. He is concentrating on singing in the Wancho dialect, Arunachal Pradesh and Assamese.
In today’s Rhythm of Love Wenkhuhum talks with us about his musical journey
Eastern Mirror: Growing up, was music always what you wanted to do? Can you talk us through your first ever musical experience?
Nahyoh Wenkhuhum: Yes music was in my blood ever since I was a kid (hahaha) but my interest developed more as I grew older…it also let me to entertain my people through my feelings and my music.
Eastern Mirror: How would you describe your music genre? And why did you choose that genre?
Nahyoh Wenkhuhum: My music genre is purely country (tribal country). I chose this genre because it’s more contextual and relevant and also I love country music the most becoz it speaks louder than any other music to my heart .
Eastern Mirror: Have you ever participated in any singing competitions in the state or your district? If No, how did you manage to break into the music industry?
Nahyoh Wenkhuhum: No I did not try in any competitions but I landed up in the music world after someone got away from me and I started completely dedicating my life stories through my music. My passion for love songs led me to doing music. It is proper that “he or she is the luckiest whose profession is his or her hobby.” My hobby turns out to be my career and I love it (smiles).
Eastern Mirror: What is it that separates you from other upcoming singers?
Nahyoh Wenkhuhum: All singers are equally gifted in a different way but one thing that makes my music unique is I write my own songs and I sing my heart out (laughs).
Eastern Mirror: Sometimes people can be very critical about upcoming singers, how do you deal with criticism?
Nahyoh Wenkhuhum: Criticism is a part of life. Without critics, any artist cannot go further in career. Critics play a vital role in shaping and moulding us so the only thing we should remember is accept criticism positively.
Eastern Mirror: What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? Has there been an unexpected challenge?
Nahyoh Wenkhuhum: Huge fans in my region are a real surprise because it’s much more than I ever dreamt of. And the biggest challenge is financial constraint. I wish our state Govt. can sanction more funds for the upliftment of the talented youngsters.
Eastern Mirror: You have more of your songs in your local dialect. Are you more comfortable in making music in your own dialect? Or do you have more songs which are to be released. If so why the delay?
Nahyoh Wenkhuhum: Yes, singing in my dialect is more comfortable, expressive at least for me to show and convey the pain inside of me to the people (hahaha). I have few recordings I did in English and Nagamese this season but I don’t find it as appealing as the songs I sing in my own dialect. Still then, by the comments from the friends and people from different states like Arunachal Pradesh (Wancho), Assam (Assamese) they want, one of my song ‘Tao Naha’ to translate and sing the song in their dialect. I will be working by coming season in different tune and music but the songs meaning will be same. In this season Thirteen (13) songs in our local dialect are on the way releasing very soon. Fingers crossed!
Eastern Mirror: What’s in store for you for this year?
Nahyoh Wenkhuhum: This year’s resolution is big… and I am working harder than ever to keep my music career vibrant.