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Getting to Know Naga Singer Atto Achumi

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Hailing from a small town in Pughoboto, Nagaland, Atto Achumi is a rising star that you should know about. He was one of the finalists of Naga Orpheus Hunt 2015. We got talking with the artiste about his debut single and plans for the future.

Tell us little about yourself and what inspired or motivated you to sing?

Currently, I’m pursuing my MA in History from Kohima. However, music has always been my first love. My dad sings as well and he has always inspired me in some way or another.

What was your experience like in Naga Orpheus Hunt 2015?

Naga Orpheus Hunt was an eye opener for me. It gave me an opportunity to challenge myself, and showed me how far I can go and explore the talents I have in me. Now as I look back, I’m thankful, for it helped me to discover myself and maybe in some ways also motivated me to go further in the world of music.

What is your debut original song about? What is your song writing process like? How has the response been?

My song talks about the perfection and beauty of a woman in an imaginary world. I write songs from my imagination as well as from my daily life experiences. So far, the responses are good.

Apart from music, what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching movies, etc.

Artists who you look up to?

Elvis Presley, Beatles, Coldplay, The Killers, John Mayer, Maroon 5, John Legend, Beyonce Knowles, Kacey Musgraves, Sonu Nigam, Kishore Kumar, etc

Future plans?

Well at the moment, I’m trying to give my every effort in music and  I’m hoping for the best. Let’s see where my music takes me.

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As told to Meeta Borah

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