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Dedication pays off for singer

Ana Madigibuli
Monday, April 07, 2014

AFTER four months of composing his single Bad News, Isireli Mainavukea is proud to say that his hard work and perseverance has paid off.

Mainavukea is one of those music artists trying to make a name in the music business by prioritising bilingual songs.

Bad News, which was launched on April 1, is a bilingual song which addressed relationships, break-ups and issues that people did not want to talk about openly.

"I co-wrote this song with Savuto Vakadewavosa and it was a great learning experience for me," he said.

"And I was even excited to have support vocals from two of my favourite artists Eroni Dina and Paulini Bautani.

"A few points I picked up while working on the single is that perfecting a song takes time and as an artist I need to be patient,"

He said he had a good line up of singles coming up and collaboration with artists like Pauliasi Koroiwaca.

"I am grateful for the support my family and friends have given. It was a struggle at first but things later fell into place.

"My journey as a young performing artist trying to be recognised in the music industry has not been easy and continues to be a struggle, especially in an evolving industry here in Fiji."


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