ENANG ANEOZENG GIFT (BORN 20 APRIL 2000), BETTER KNOWN BY HIS STAGE NAME RAYDE TX(SOMETIMES STYLISED AS RAE DEE), IS A NIGERIAN SINGER, RAPPER AND SONG WRITER.
HE STARTED RECORDING MUSIC AT AGE 11.
Exposed Vocals: So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become an artist?
MY BIRTH NAME IS ENANG ANEOZENG GIFT, I GREW UP IN LAGOS NIGERIA. BECOMING AN ARTIST WASNT SOMETHING I SAW, WE JUST PLAYED AROUND WITH IT AND AS TIME PASSED I REALISED ITS THE BEST CRAFT AM GOOD AT.
Exposed Vocals: Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?
MAKE SURE YOU ARE PROUD OF YOUR WORK, ACQUIRE AS MUCH KNOWLEDGE AS YOU CAN, MIX WITH YOUR PEERS, MAKE GREAT FRIENDS, PEOPLE WHO DO THE SAME THING AS YOU DO, THAT WAY YOU CAN PLAN TOGETHER AND WORK TOO.FINALLY PRAY ALWAYS
Exposed Vocals: Do you ever make mistakes during performances? How do you handle that?
YES I DO IAM NOT PERFECT SOMETIMES THE SPEAKERS FROM THE SHOW OR MIC COULD BE BAD THEN I TRY TO LIKE LISTEN TO MYSELF OR GOING OFF BEAT(HAHA). I JUST TRY TO RELATE WITH THE FANS, THE PEOPLE WHO ALLOW ME THERE AND NOT ACT LIKE I MADE A BIG MISTAKE. NO ONE IS PERFECT.
Exposed Vocals: Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?
I HAVENT STARTED GOING ON TOUR YET IAM STILL WORKING ON MAKING MORE MUSIC AND RELEASING MY EP TO THE PEOPLE, BUT I DO PERFORM AT DIFFERENT SHOWS IN MY CITY NEARBY TO PROMOTE THE BRAND. THERE'S THIS TIME I PERFORMED AT A CLUB IN MY AREA I'D JUST DROPPED A SINGLE STAY, I WAS SO SURPRISED TO SEE PEOPLE COME AND COLLECT THE SONG AND COMPLIMENT ME, I WAS SO EXCITED.
Exposed Vocals: Any planned studio upgrades? What are you working with now?
OF COURSE MORE MUSIC, ALSO WORKING WITH DIFFERENT YOUNG PRODUCERS AND ARTIST FROM THE CITY.
Exposed Vocals: How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you?
ONLINE WEBSITES/SOCIAL MEDIA, MY FRIENDS WORK BEST FOR ME. RADIO AND ALSO SHARING MY MUSIC WITH DJ'S TO PLAY AROUND AT THE CLUB OR WHER EVER. IT HELPS THIS WAY.
Exposed Vocals: If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why?
I WOULD LOVE TO PERFORM IN THE NIGERIAN HEADIES AWARDS, MTV BASE, MAMAS AND AFRIMA ALSO. I WOULD LOVE TO PERFORM WITH WIZKID, MI ABAGA, VECTOR, WALE, CASSPER NYOVEST, NASTY C, EMTEE, BURNA BOY AND AKA.
Exposed Vocals: So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?
YEAH! WORKING ON DROPING MORE SONGS TO THE PEOPLE BEFORE RELEASING MY EP.
Exposed Vocals: If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?
LOL, PROBABLY WORKING IN THE OFFICE AS A COMPUTER SCIENTIST OR DANCING.
Exposed Vocals: What should fans look forward to in the next year or so?
I LOOK FORWARD TO MY SONGS IN STORES! YOU CAN PRE ORDER ON AMAZON AND OTHERS AND ALSO MORE PERFORMANCE BY GOD'S GRACE.
Exposed Vocals: Any Shout-outs?
YEAH SHOUT OUT TO EVERYONE WHO EVER SUPPORTED, MY FRIENDS, FANS. BLESS U ALL.