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Oren: Accomplished soloist in global musical arena

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By EMN Updated: Apr 20, 2014 11:45 pm
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EMN
Dimapur, April 20

Strumming the six strings guitar from tender age, Oren Mozhui, a native of Yanmhon village in Wokha district, has created a niche in the global musical arena. The dexterity to explore varied genre in acoustic jazz, pop and soft rock has earned him accolade from amongst his fans. Today he is an accomplished composer, singer and lyricist.
Oren Mozhui, a young promising solo artiste from Kohima started his singing career way back in the 90’s. His debut stage performance dates back to high school days at the age of 11 years when he presented the all time favourite song “Knockin’ on heaven’s door” in one of the annual day programme.At tender age of ten years, Oren was first introduced to acoustic guitar by his uncle who gradually started exploring his talent by performing in different churches. Later, he began to assist as a music guide in Lotha Baptist Church and interdenominational Christian Youth Fellowship, Kohima.
After graduation, his desire for music led him to Harvest Music School in Kolkata, where after completing his music course; he worked as a music teacher in Bangalore. Later, he shifted his base to Delhi where he worked as a music teacher for a year and after which became the Brand Ambassador of Lorriane Music Academy, Gurgaon for the year 2012- 13.
Way back in the year 2009, he released his debut Album “Obsession” on July 9. The album was adjudged the first English Ballad album from the Northeast India by some professional musicians in Nagaland. From his first album “Angelic,” “I ain’t seen like you,” “Obsession,” and “Lead the way” were some of the superhit numbers.
Oren’s second album “Unstoppable” which was released in November 2011 was well received by music lovers across the state and beyond. His song, “Snazzy lass” had proven to be a favourite among fashion show organizers and designers for the ramps. Songs like “Dolly bird,” “Ugly things,” and “What we have become?” have generated rave reviews and helped in building Oren’s fan base both nationally and internationally.
Oren, who is also popularly known as, “The most romantic Naga singer”, is famous for his unique vocal style, passionate lyrics, distinctive composition and unconventional chords progressions and has earned a niche for his work in acoustic genre.
In 2013, he released “Oren Mozhui Collection,” which included songs already circulated in the market from his previous albums.
Presently, he is preparing to release of his third album, “For a Naga lady” which will be available worldwide very soon. Besides the other album released before, all the songs in the upcoming album are totally different, where people from all age groups will love it. In his upcoming album, he experimented on acoustic jazz pop and soft rock. The album includes songs like, “Loroeyo a Lotha song” (for the Lotha women), “Loving you brings me to life”, “ilokue, in Sumi version, “Be my wife” and many more.
At the same time Oren is also working on three music videos and audio which includes, “I got my love on you,” “Love is sharing” which is a song dedicating to the orphans” and “I am a fool to love you.” So far he has performed in more than 100 different churches in and outside Nagaland and also coordinated many concerts in major cities of India.
Early this year, Oren released his debut official music video, “I wanna marry you,” where the shooting was done in and around Kohima. This wedding video was well accepted by his fans and the music video was declared as the first English wedding song with a music video in India. One can check out for his songs on reverbnation.com (international website), buy his albums on indihut.com. (Worldwide) and Watch his videos on youtube. One can follow him on twitter and can add him on the social network, Facebook.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 20, 2014 11:45:33 pm