Interview with Musician-Actor Zmny
HEY ZMNY! THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO CHAT WITH US! CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, WHO IS ZMNY IN YOUR OWN WORDS?
Thanks so much for this opportunity. Zmny is a dedicated musician -actor, who loves adventures, movies/films, love for humanity, does lots of charity both here and internationally.
YOU ALWAYS TREND ON INSTAGRAM, HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE SO POPULAR?
Feel so blessed and honored to everyone that supports me and my accomplishments. I try to maintain my humble upbringing and not focus too much on being popular. I simply enjoy my career.
WHEN DID YOU FIRST BEGIN TO CREATE MUSIC?
I began creating music around the age of 11, in which I had the pleasure of collaborating with Ray-J Norwood for my first song called “Hater Free”, was an amazing experience.
WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE CREDIT TO FOR YOUR SUCCESS IN MUSIC INDUSTRY?
But for my family and especially my amazing strong mother, wouldn’t make it this far in this tuff industry. Am sincerely grateful for their love, support, seeing the passion I have for music and acting.
WHO IS THAT ONE PERSON OR EVENT THAT HAS INFLUENCED YOUR GROWTH THE MOST AND HOW?
2016 American Billboard Awards I attended in Las Vegas was a game-changer, meeting some great artists such as DJ Khaled, Steve wonder etc and seeing amazing artists such as Justin Bieber put up a spectacular performance and meeting influence my growth due to see a lot of my favorite artists being on the stage accepting their awards and performing. It showed me what hard work and determination would get me if I just work hard and focus; that I would see myself on that stage one day. I had the honor to meet DJ Khaled, Stevie Wonder, as well as Justin Bieber and many more.
WHAT IS THAT ONE THING THAT YOU ALWAYS KEEP IN YOUR MIND WHILE PREPARING YOUR CONTENT?
The number one thing that I always keep in mind while I’m creating is having fun! Without having fun I’m not authentic to myself and nor my brand. While creating enjoyable content that my fans would love.
THERE ARE MANY WHO ASPIRE TO BE LIKE YOU, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ADVICE FOR THEM?
My advice to anyone that has a strong passion that wants to be successful in this business is to never give up, always work on your craft, and to stay focus. I know that sometimes you may feel as if you have not made it yet but don’t allow anyone to tear you down from your dreams.
HOW IMPORTANT IS PERSONAL BRANDING FOR ARTISTS AND WHAT YOU DO TO GROW YOUR PERSONAL BRAND?
Personal branding is extremely important for you to stay true to yourself and it isn’t something to take lightly, it’s a way for you to maintain your audience and as well your image. Something that I do to help grow my brand is spreading positivity throughout my social media as well as my music.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OUR READERS
Thanks for asking, you can check me out on Disney Plus in the Beyoncé’s “ Black is King”, Little fire everywhere on Hulu, as well as The hit show Shameless season 9 and 10 on Showtime, and my upcoming new show produced by Kevin Durant called “Swagger” coming soon. Booking a modeling job with Louis Vuitton and Adidas commercial (with childish Gambino) was a memorable experience .lastly, I cannot stay calm, I have a new upcoming song called “VUDU”. The much video cameos (@theFeauturekings and @Ayleks) it’s like a short film, different from anything seen before, fun, dance, wild, cars, heartbreaks n more in a chaotic scene. It’s a much stream and watch, coming soon on all platforms plus Instagram @Zmny4real, Facebook @ZmnyZmny, Twitter @Zmny_4real, YouTube @Zmny4real and website www.zmny.org