Twenty-seven-year-old Anong Singpho was a regular performer at his school functions at the Government Higher Secondary School in Miao, and used social media platforms to showcase his singing talents. When one such video caught the attention of Zee Music Company, a popular Indian music company and a subsidiary of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd, it offered him to sing for their label, making him the first Bollywood singer from Arunachal Pradesh.
“It is a dream-come-true moment for me,” said Anong, a resident of Miao Singpho village of Arunachal’s Changlang district.
“Growing up, I always dreamt about singing for a Bollywood music company. I never imagined it would actually happen to me through this famous music label.”
Anong’s music single, Laut Aao Maa, was released by Zee Music Company as a tribute to all mothers on Mother’s Day 2021 and within a span of one month, the video has been viewed by 14 lakh times on YouTube alone.
Featuring junior reality show contestant Oupseng Namchoom, the single highlights the emotions a child goes through in the absence of a mother in this soothing number.
The song has been well received by people across the country, with over 14 lakh viewers leaving positive comments on the video, singling out Anong’s voice for special appreciation.
The only son of Innao Ladoi Singpho and Jamai Thu Singpho, Anong says the response from people across the country has been overwhelming.
“I never thought I would receive such overwhelming appreciation. I feel I am lucky to receive so much love,” says the Delhi University graduate.
Impressed by his voice quality, many music producers from the Hindi film industry are in discussion with him for future collaborations.
“If all goes as planned, I will be soon singing for a web series produced by another popular Bollywood production company,” says Anong.
Asked if he has any advice for youngsters like him in Arunachal Pradesh, Anong says, “In this era of social media, stardom is up for grabs. You need to keep your passion alive and opportunities will come knocking at your door. It did to me and so it would to you, too. Always remember to keep your feet firmly grounded and never let your popularity get to your head,” says the singer.