Kohima: Ngukavi Naga, popularly known as NK Naga, is all set to make his debut as a playback singer in Bollywood.
Find Studioz Production House, Mumbai has roped him for their upcoming movie projects. In an exclusive interaction with EastMojo, the 30-year-old musician, who discovered his love for music at the age of 9, said that ever since he began singing, he had promised himself to become a playback singer someday.
His dream is now coming true after 21 years of hard work. “I really thank God and all my loved ones who stood beside me in prayers. It is a dream come true. I’m super excited and [I’m] enjoying the tears of joy,” he told EastMojo.
Naga is a graduate from the Eastern Christian College in Dimapur. When asked about how he has managed to pull it off as a multilingual singer, he said “I never compromised. I challenged myself with every new song update, keeping in mind that someday, somebody will surely listen to me and appreciate my talent.”
A self-taught musician, Naga sings in multiple languages, including Hindi, English Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi, Nepali, Kannada, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Spanish and so on.
Naga will begin his recordings with the Mumbai-based film production house by the second week of February.
“God played an important role in my life behind my success,” he added.
He could very well be the first Naga to become a playback singer in the Bollywood. He also told EastMojo that music for him is not just passion. “Music is life for me! Without music, my life would really be a mistake,” he said.
He recalled the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown period. “I kept telling myself that although the world may be locked down, I still got miles to reach my destination. So, I doubled my practice and started making indoor music videos with a mobile phone,” he said.
Taking the opportunity to connect with his listeners, he uploaded music on social media platforms—Facebook and Instagram. “I wanted to spread the wings of living hope,” he added.
With the music industry in the state evolving by the day, NK Naga said, “A huge number of talented singers are coming up with different magnificent colours. I really feel proud to be a part of such a talented state.”
“We’ve got only one life. So every step should be challenging and full of experience,” he said. For him, it is important to have a down-to-earth character. “Show love and respect to everybody, humanity builds when devotion is pure,” he added.
Talking about his new venture, he said, “Find Studioz Production House asked me to work in their upcoming movie projects as a playback singer so now the ball is in my court. It’s time to colour every person with soulful melodies.”