Born 1992 in New Britain, CT., MERCEDES ROYE noticed her love and passion for music, since the age of 8. She never had an idol but from the different types of music she listened to, she learned how to break down full songs, from the melody, to the instruments, to the tempo. Besides making music, Banga always had a passion for writing which grew from her personal experiences from childhood to now, whether it was a simple journal entry to a poem. Her latest video "Like A Winner" is a guaranteed hit and displays her creative abilities and talent to the max! I recently chopped it up with her to find out what she is really about, check it out-
How long have you been in the music industry and has music always been a part of your life?
I've been in the industry since I was 12 but been actually recording , putting out music & etc since I was 14 . So about 10 yrs cause I'm now 24. The music has always been apart of my life because both my parents are big on music and always had me at gatherings were it was music actually being performed.
Was there a specific moment in your life where you thought, “music is what I want to do”?
Yeah when I first recorded a song I did off my laptop . I was like yooo this sounds good , and being that I always had a way with words it inspired me to keep going !
What inspires you?
Honestly good music. I love hearing artists who's out or upcoming who actually have stories to tell & who put themselves in a position to be great.
Whether you’re an actor, musician, or artist, I imagine it is hard for anyone to break out into mainstream America. What have been your struggles and triumphs in the business? Are you interested in venturing to markets overseas?
Honestly being really active on social media has been a struggle for me over the years because I'm such a private person , but I'm slowly breaking out of my shell. I know that me giving people what they want to hear and see is a big part of my career so I've been working on ways to show them me without doing too much. I'm definitely interested in being overseas . That's like one of the biggest things that motivate me to keep going.
Do you have other passions in life? Do you believe passion is an essential part?
I have plenty of passions including producing, & acting . I want to be in a movie one day and I know I'll succeed with playing a role . I can't wait to it becomes a time were I can really get behind the boards and make magic because I have a great ear for music. I do believe passion is an essential part beaus without it it's like your doing it just because. For me having the passion for music makes me push towards every barrier there is to do what I do and show the world who I am !
What advice would you give to someone just starting out in his or her career, whatever industry it may be?
Take time to perfect your craft ! Don't watch others to a point where you start comparing what your doing and we're your at to what their doing and we're their at.
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