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Music, Rhythm of Love

Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Bozio Nienü

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Oct 29, 2021 12:33 am
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Bozio Nienü has been captivating listeners with his melodious voice and heartfelt lyrics ever since he entered the music scene. Based in Kohima, the passionate singer and songwriter was an awardee during the recently concluded 13 th Music Awards Nagaland (MAN) under the category of Rock (Alternative/Indie).

Besides music, he also enjoys playing football and carving wood. He is currently working on many exciting projects, so read on to know more about Nienu.

Eastern Mirror: How would you like to introduce yourself to our readers?

Bozio Nienü: My name is Bozio Nienü, I am a singer and songwriter based in Kohima, Nagaland.

Eastern Mirror: How did you get into music? Can you take us through your musical journey?

Bozio Nienü: I was introduced to singing and music at a very young age through my parents and church participations. My love for music has always been there for as long as I can remember, and though I was never formally trained, it was my passion in music that pushed me towards a musical journey and career that I so love and enjoy. I released my debut single “Be The Change” in 2017, and since then I have been working on and releasing my original songs as well as covers on YouTube and other streaming platforms, with so many others on the way.

Eastern Mirror: What is your last music video “Lighthouse” all about? What’s the Inspiration behind it?

Bozio Nienü: LIGHTHOUSE is a song that talks about a ‘happy place’, which can be a memory or a thought, an idea, a concept, a person, a song or anything (depending on each person) that evokes or brings peace and calm. This song is very special for me and it came together because I wanted to write something that is personal yet relatable by most, simple yet thought-provoking and minimal in production yet idyllic and wholesome to listen to.

Eastern Mirror: Did you expect Lighthouse to win at the 13th edition of Music Awards of Nagaland? How do you feel?

Bozio Nienü: Expect? No. Maybe. Idk. But it’s always great when something you’ve worked sincerely and gets acknowledged and recognised, and I Praise God for it.

Eastern Mirror: What are your inspirations while writing lyrics?

Bozio Nienü: It depends. But mostly for me, a personal experience mixed with an emotion I feel towards that experience and my mood when I’m writing that song is what becomes of the song.

Eastern Mirror: Apart from singing, what else interests you?

Bozio Nienü: I am passionate about football and my club Bayern, and I also really enjoy wood carving and wood works.

Eastern Mirror: What do you wish to communication through your songs?

Bozio Nienü: Honestly, I believe in the power of music to change the world and I like to base my songs off of that belief, in positivity and hope.

Eastern Mirror: What is the biggest challenge for you as an artiste?

Bozio Nienü: The biggest challenge as of now would be creating and bringing life to a song and producing them in a way I imagine it to be, from the sounds to the visuals. The limitations in financial and creative imagination have always been a major challenge.

Eastern Mirror: How has the pandemic affected you and your music career?

Bozio Nienü: The pandemic and the rightful restrictions on social gatherings have doused some fires in me, and quite a number of projects got delayed and postponed. But things are starting to look up and I’ve already played a number of live shows and the thrill of playing live music is back and I look forward to my upcoming gigs.

Eastern Mirror: Any upcoming projects that listeners can look out for?

Bozio Nienü: So many! There are multiple projects I’m working on right now which are so exciting; I can’t wait to let you be a part of it!

Eastern Mirror: Any messages to your well-wishers?

Bozio Nienü: Just a word of gratitude. Thank you, for your constant support and encouragement. I hope you look forward to my upcoming releases

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Oct 29, 2021 12:33:18 am