Q: ARTIST NAME?
A: Saliyah Itoka
Q: Describe your style of Music?
A: Feel good music, R&B
Q: Explain what your name means?
A: Saliyah is a combination of my first name, Salimantu, and my favorite artist, Aaliyah. I’m no way, shape, or form, am I trying to be exactly like her but my father was the one who came up with the name. And ever since, I’ve been using it. Itoka is my last name and I felt that it was unique to keep it.
Q: What city and state are you representing?
A: Albany, NY
Q: Describe your style of singing or rapping?
A: My style is singing is basically what I feel. It’s a collective mix of artists that range from R&B to Soul to Jazz. I really don’t even connect it to one style because I gain inspiration from all genres.
Q: Who inspired you to pursue a music career?
A: Toni Braxton, Aaliyah, and Tory Lanez.
Q: What challenges did you face as a youth in pursuit of your music?
A: Not being taken serious and that I didn’t fit the ideal look.
Q: Describe your feelings when you’re recording music in the studio?
A: It’s my therapy. It’s my release from everything. All in all, it’s my happy place.
Q: What is the message behind your music?
A: If I struck a nerve or envoked any emotion from you as you listen to my music, I did my job as an artist.
Q: What do you fear the most in this business?
A: Being taken advantage of, being rejected, and not being taken seriously.
Q: Are you excited to be featured in RNH Magazine?
Q: How can people reach you on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook & etc?
A: Instagram – saliyah_itoka, Facebook – Saliyah Itoka, Twitter – saliyah_itoka
Q: Name of Track being aired?
A: In My Bed
Q: Twitter Link?
Q: Instagram Link?
Q: Facebook Link?
A: Saliyah Itoka
Q: Soundcloud Link to your profile?
Q: YouTube link to your VIDEO?
Q: URL LINK TO YOUR SOUNDCLOUD TRACK