Music, Rhythm of Love
Rhythm of Love: In conversation with Visedelhou Terhuja
The talented Visedelhou Terhuja, also known as Ade had recently garnered widespread attention with his cover of Always by Bon Jovi. His rendition of the song went viral on various social media platforms and has garnered him many fans despite major criticism thrown at him during his childhood about his vocals!
Read to know more about him.
Eastern Mirror: An introduction for those who haven’t heard of you yet.
Ade: My name is Visedelhou Terhuja, also called Ade. I am originally from Khonoma village but I was born and raised in Sechü Zubza. At present I am living in Lawngtlai district in Mizoram with my wife and daughter.
Eastern Mirror: What is your musical background? Talk us through your musical journey.
Ade: When I was young, whenever I saw the elders performing in the church it mesmerised and inspired me. That is when I started singing and performing in the church.
My journey into becoming a musician was very tough because when I started singing people laughed at my singing and looked down on me and it made me feel like I was not ready to sing at that time.
But that is when I took it as a challenge and realised that I need to work really hard. So, I prayed to God and I believe God spoke to me to train harder. I started my self-training for 3-4 years, dedicating myself to God and music.
I would hold my guitar and go to the river side and forest in the morning and evening to practice my vocals, shouting and screaming. Whenever I go out for training, I believed that no matter what, I will reach something. I struggled a lot as I really wanted to sing.
Eastern Mirror: When was the first time you performed on stage and what was the experience like?
Ade: My first stage performance was when I participated in Nagas Got Talent and it was a wonderful experience.
Singing on the stage felt good and nice as I thought that my training would never bring me that far during that time. But after I saw myself improving I felt very excited.
Eastern Mirror: Your cover song stage performance of “Always” by Bon Jovi went viral on social media and has garnered positive response from listeners. How do you feel about it?
Ade: Honestly, I came to know about my video going viral only the next day after it went viral when a friend texted me about it. I was really surprised because my performance was totally bad, it was messed up and so I was surprised how the video went viral.
And from the bottom of my heart I also thank all the people who loved my voice and are trying to promote me. I was not expecting it to go viral.
Eastern Mirror: If given a chance to perform with a musician, who would you choose and why?
Ade: If given a chance to perform with a musician then it would be the Bon Jovi band. I am a very big fan of Bon Jovi and I would love to meet him even once and would like to sing and perform together with him “Always”. I am a big fan of them and can imagine the 90’s vibe.
Eastern Mirror: What do you enjoy and dislike most about being a musician?
Ade: Being a musician I enjoy performing on the stage the most. And I don’t dislike anything about being a musician but on a personal level, being a father, time management is difficult as a musician.
Eastern Mirror: What is your greatest strength? How does it help you as a musician?
Ade: My greatest strength is my family because they support me a lot. They always support me in everything I do. And strength is my will power.
Eastern Mirror: Apart from singing, what else interests you?
Ade: Apart from singing, I like doing carpentry work, playing chess and I love crafting.
Eastern Mirror: Any upcoming projects that you want your listeners to keep a track on?
Ade: I am recording one of Late Sechü Leigiese’s songs called “Rain” and in remembrance of him I would like to dedicate the song to him. He was a singer, songwriter and composer.
Once the recording is done I will release it on my own YouTube Channel which I will be opening soon by the end of this month or early next month.
And also together with my band (Ade and the band), we are working to do a cover song of Bon Jovi again called “Thank you for loving me”.
Eastern Mirror: Any message for your fans?
Ade: I really want to thank the people around North East who have supported me, and who have mesmerised me with their positive responses. I have made a lot of mistakes in the performance but you all still looked at it in a positive way. I just want to say ‘Love all, stay humble and you will see lots of change in your life’.
I would also love to say to all the fans and people who love me, ‘Follow your dreams steadily and no matter what, never give up, because your future is bright. May God bless you all.