In the the Nigerian Music industry, there is so much talent that anything is possible.. With every music I hear, it opens up a million possibilities.. Now, I there’s someone you all have got to watch out for; ReHD is extremely talented and the beautiful thing about him is that he has faith and believes in his music.. Know him,listen to his music and go places with him..
Tell us about you:
Firstly my real names are Austin Kelechi Ordu also known as Mr ReHd aka ATM aka Naked Truth.
I attended several primary and secondary schools across the south east of Nigeria.I’m from Owerri,Imo state but I grew up in Aba.I attained my university education at the University of Ibadan and the University of Nigeria Enugu Campus(UNEC).
When you developed a flair for music?:
I developed a flair for music from early childhood. From my parents vast collection of ’60s-’80s disco and jazz classics,to the grand piano sitting in our family living room and my only sister’s incessant singing and dancing around the house there music always somewhere about.
What type of music are into and when did you start your music career?:
The music I make is a blend between my hip-hop personae and my general music influences which stretches across many genres.
My musical career started officially in the year 2000,prior to that time I had been doing music as a hobby. It took the lure of the N1million prize money offered at the first edition Star Quest to drive me into the studio to cut my a demo. Though I didn’t make it past the regional stage the experience opened my eyes to the fact that I could make money pursuing my passion.
You studied law;do you practice? If no,yes;give reasons:
Yes I studied Law and no I’m not practicing. The main reason I’m not practicing and will never practice advocacy is because at a certain point during my legal training I realized that my knowledge of the law will have more impact to the masses on the streets than in the chambers or courts.
Tell us about you released track;do you have an album?:
My currently released song is titled “SANUSI(OIL MONEY). I just thank God for the reception the song’s gotten so far its very encouraging.
No I don’t have an album. For now I’m concentrating on recording new songs as they come.
Any challenges in the music industry?:
Yeah there are many challenges but that’s life for you. I live for challenges because I know I’ll always emerge more experienced and stronger after each encounter.
What/Who is your inspiration?; why?
Various things and people inspire me to make music. It could be a soulful instrumentation that stirs my emotions,an incident I witnessed or a narrative I’m listening to or a societal issue that I feels needs to be highlighted. Any great piece of music inspires me because I see them as blueprints to creating good music.
Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?:
Ten years from now my music would have attained international credibility,I’d have won a couple of major awards and fully rolled out my money making machinery.
Words for aspiring artistes:
Hone your talent,study the business and learn to evolve