In Conversation With Seyievinuo Chuzho

Exclusive interview with Seyievinuo Chuzho, we explore the remarkable journey of a multifaceted individual who has seamlessly balanced her roles as a singer, songwriter, influencer, and academic scholar.

From captivating audiences with soulful melodies to pursuing a PhD, she shares insights into her unique path and the initiatives she’s spearheaded to preserve cultural heritage and empower her community.


Can you share more about your journey as a singer, songwriter, and influencer, balancing these roles with your academic pursuits?

As a multifaceted individual, I embarked on a unique journey juggling passions for music and academic priorities. Over the years, I have honed my craft as a singer and songwriter, captivating audiences with soulful melodies and poignant lyrics especially in the field of Gospel & Folk Music.

I leveraged my influence to connect with a diverse following, sharing my artistic journey and inspiring others along the way. Amidst this creative whirlwind, I remained steadfast in pursuit of knowledge, dedicated to completing my PhD research studies.

Simultaneously, I have embraced the role of an influencer, using my platform to amplify important messages, support causes close to my heart, and foster a sense of community among my followers. Through social media, collaborations, and live performances, I strive to be a positive influence and a source of empowerment for those who look up to me.

Through perseverance and determination, I successfully navigated the challenges of balancing these diverse roles, carving out a distinctive path that reflects my unwavering commitment to both artistry and academic excellence.

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What inspired you to establish Seyie_Intrepid and how do you envision it contributing to the preservation of traditional folk music in Nagaland?

Seyie_Intrepid was inspired by my love and passion for traditional folk music in Nagaland and my desire to preserve and promote these rich cultural traditions. I envisioned it as a platform to showcase the beauty and diversity of Nagaland’s traditional folk music, as well as to provide a space for talented musicians to collaborate, learn, and grow.

Through Seyie_Intrepid, I aim to bring together musicians, artists, and enthusiasts who share a deep appreciation for folk music. I hope to raise awareness about the importance of preserving these musical traditions and to inspire the younger generation to take an interest in their cultural heritage.

Additionally, Seyie_Intrepid plans to document and archive traditional folk songs through stories, and traditional instruments to ensure that these valuable musical heritage are passed down to future generations. By providing resources, education, and opportunities for cultural exchange, I envision Seyie_Intrepid as a catalyst for the preservation and revitalization of traditional folk music in Nagaland, keeping these beautiful traditions alive and thriving for years to come.

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Could you elaborate on the mission and activities of Deliverance Ministry Nagaland, and how it aligns with your personal beliefs and values?

Deliverance Ministry Nagaland founded in 2015 is an organization dedicated to providing spiritual guidance, counseling, and support to young individuals seeking freedom from various forms of spiritual oppression and bondage. The ministry focuses on helping people find deliverance from issues such as generational curses, spiritual attacks, demonic influences, and other spiritual strongholds through prayer, counseling, and biblical teachings.

The primary mission of Deliverance Ministry Nagaland is to facilitate inner healing and spiritual liberation for individuals who are struggling with spiritual warfare and oppression. The ministry conducts regular prayer sessions, counseling sessions, fasting, workshops, and training programs to equip individuals with the tools and knowledge they need to overcome spiritual challenges and live a life of freedom and victory.

Furthermore, Deliverance Ministry Nagaland also engages in outreach programs to reach out to communities and individuals in need of spiritual help and support. The ministry aims to be a beacon of hope and light in the community, offering solace and assistance to those grappling with spiritual battles.

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As the founder of Ethereal Verse, what motivated you to create a platform for showcasing male acapella voices, and what impact do you hope to achieve through this initiative?

I was motivated by a deep appreciation for the unique beauty and power of male acapella voices. I recognized that there was a lack of platforms specifically highlighting and celebrating male voices in the acapella world, and I saw an opportunity to fill that gap.

My vision for Ethereal Verse was to create a space where male vocalists could come together to showcase their talent, creativity, and passion for acapella music. I wanted to provide a supportive and collaborative environment where these voices could unite and where audiences could experience the richness and diversity of male acapella performances.

Through this initiative, I hope to achieve several things. First and foremost, I aim to elevate and amplify male voices, fostering a greater appreciation for the artistry and skill required to create intricate vocal harmonies and arrangements. I also seek to inspire and empower other male vocalists to pursue their passion for acapella music and to connect with a community of like-minded artists.

Ultimately, I hope that Ethereal Verse will serve as a catalyst for creativity, collaboration, and innovation within the male acapella music scene, pushing boundaries and redefining what is possible with the human voice. I want to create a legacy of excellence and artistry that not only entertains and inspires but also leaves a lasting impact on the world of acapella music.

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Can you tell us about your experience as a former vocal coach at Khuvung School of Music and how it influenced your approach to music education?

Working as a vocal coach at the Khuvung School of Music was a transformative experience that deeply influenced my approach to music education. At Khuvung School of Music, I had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students, each with their unique strengths, weaknesses, and musical aspirations.

This experience taught me the importance of tailoring my teaching methods to individual students to help them reach their full potential.One of the key lessons I learned at Khuvung School of Music was the significance of building a strong foundation in music theory and technique.

Another valuable lesson I learned as a vocal coach was the importance of fostering a supportive and encouraging learning environment. I realized that creating a safe and nurturing space for students to explore their creativity and express themselves was essential for their musical growth.

By providing constructive feedback, encouragement, and guidance, I was able to help students build their confidence and develop their unique artistic voice. Moreover, my experience at the Khuvung School of Music taught me the value of incorporating a variety of teaching methods and styles to cater to different learning preferences.

Overall, my time as a vocal coach at the Music school shaped my philosophy of music education, emphasizing the importance of individualized instruction, foundational learning, a supportive environment, and diverse teaching methods. These lessons continue to guide my approach to teaching music, inspiring me to help students discover the joy of music and reach their full potential as musicians.

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What prompted you to co-found organizations like Glamour’s Hub Nagaland, Urban Faith Production, and KC Naga Entertainment, and what role do they play in the local community?

The decision to co-found organizations like Glamour’s Hub Nagaland, Urban Faith Production, and KC Naga Entertainment was driven by a deep-rooted passion for community development, cultural promotion, and youth empowerment. These organizations were established with the aim of creating platforms for talented individuals to showcase their skills, express their creativity, and pursue their passions.

Glamour’s Hub Nagaland focuses on promoting fashion, beauty, and entertainment in Nagaland, providing a platform for local talents to flourish and gain recognition. Urban Faith Production, on the other hand, aims to foster a vibrant artistic and creative community by organizing events and productions that celebrate Gospel Music, local culture and heritage.

Lastly, KC Naga Entertainment focuses on promoting music, art, and entertainment, contributing to the growth and development of the local entertainment industry especially in the field of Music in local languages.

Through their various initiatives and projects, these organizations play a crucial role in nurturing talent, fostering creativity, and building a sense of community among the youth in Nagaland. They serve as catalysts for social change, empowerment, and cultural preservation, making a positive impact on the local community and beyond.

With your extensive performance background, what insights have you gained about the importance of cultural events like the Hornbill Festival in preserving and promoting regional heritage?

Mega events like the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland considered to be one of the biggest Music festivals in India play a crucial role in preserving and promoting regional heritage for several reasons. One key insight gained from my extensive performance background is that such events serve as platforms for showcasing traditional art forms, music, and dance, and unite communities that are intrinsic to a community’s identity.

Through these performances, a sense of pride and belonging is cultivated among the participants and attendees, fostering a stronger connection to their cultural roots. Furthermore, Hornbill Festival provides an opportunity for intergenerational knowledge transfer.

Younger generations have the chance to learn and appreciate traditional practices from elders, ensuring that these customs and traditions are passed down and preserved for the future. These events also contribute to nurturing cultural exchange and fostering dialogue among diverse communities, both locally and internationally.

By bringing people together to celebrate diverse traditions and heritage, Hornbill Festival promotes mutual understanding, respect, and appreciation for each other’s cultural differences.

Moreover, such events have the potential to boost tourism and local economies by attracting visitors from around the world who are keen to experience and immerse themselves in the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

This, in turn, can create economic opportunities for local artisans, performers, and businesses while also raising awareness about the importance of preserving and promoting cultural heritage.

In essence, cultural events like the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland play a vital role in not only preserving and promoting regional heritage but also in fostering a sense of community, strengthening cultural identity, and contributing to the socio-economic development of the region.

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How do you balance your commitments as a performer, scholar, and entrepreneur, and what strategies do you use to manage your time effectively?

Balancing commitments as a performer, scholar, and influencer was challenging, but with effective time management strategies, it is certainly possible. To effectively manage my time, I set up priorities and create a schedule that allocates time for each role. This helps me stay organized and ensure that am dedicating adequate time to each commitment.

Furthermore, learning to delegate tasks when possible and saying no to commitments that may overwhelm me has helped prevent burnout and maintain a healthy balance. Taking breaks, practicing self-care, and staying physically active have also contributed to my overall well-being and productivity.

Ultimately, finding a balance between different roles as a performer, scholar, and influencer required immense self-discipline, effective planning, and flexibility. By implementing these strategies, I successfully manage my time and excel in all areas of whatever I pursue in life.

What are some of the most rewarding experiences you’ve had as a judge and performer at various national and regional events?

As a judge at various events including singing competitions and pageants, I have had the privilege of witnessing the immense talent and hard work of performers from different backgrounds and disciplines. My role as a judge has not only allowed me to evaluate performances but also provided constructive feedback and support to aspiring artists.

On the other hand, as a performing artist, I have had the opportunity to showcase my talents and skills to a wider audience. The thrill of stepping onto the stage, the rush of adrenaline as I perform, and the sense of achievement when I receive positive feedback from the audience are some of the most rewarding experiences you have had.

Whether I’m in the judge’s seat or on stage as a performer, these experiences have allowed me to connect with a vibrant community of artists, mentors, and enthusiasts who share a passion for the arts. The exchange of ideas, the camaraderie among fellow performers, and the ability to inspire and be inspired by others all contribute to making these events memorable and fulfilling experiences.

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Can you share some key lessons you’ve learned throughout your career journey, particularly regarding perseverance and overcoming challenges?

Throughout your career journey, I have faced various challenges and obstacles, but through perseverance and determination, I have overcome them and I continued to grow both personally and professionally.

Some key lessons I’ve learned are:

1. Resilience: One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is the necessity of resilience in the face of challenges. Each setback I encountered served as an opportunity to build resilience and inner strength.

2. Adaptability: I’ve learned to adapt to changing circumstances and embrace new opportunities even in the face of uncertainty or adversity. This ability to pivot and adjust has been crucial in navigating my career journey.

3. Mindset Shift: Realizing the power of a positive mindset, I learned to view challenges as opportunities for growth and learning. This shift in perspective has been instrumental in overcoming obstacles and staying motivated.

4. Continuous Learning: Embracing a mindset of continuous learning has allowed me to acquire new skills, knowledge, and perspectives that have propelled my career forward. I understand the importance of staying curious and open to new experiences.

5. Seeking Support: I learned the importance of seeking support from mentors, elders, parents and friends during challenging times. Building a strong support network has also provided me with guidance, encouragement, and a sense of community throughout my journey.

6. Persistence: Above all, my commitment to persistence and not giving up in the face of adversity has been a defining factor in how far I’ve accomplished in life. I’ve realized lately that setbacks are temporary and that perseverance ultimately paves the way for achievement.

Setting these key lessons from experiences has navigate future challenges with grace, determination, and a growth-oriented mindset.

As a brand ambassador and influencer for beauty brands, how do you integrate your personal values and principles into your collaborations?

As a brand ambassador and influencer for beauty brands, I strive to integrate my personal values and principles into my collaborations by prioritizing authenticity, transparency, and inclusivity.

I began my journey in the beauty industry after struggling with severe pimple issues caused by hormonal imbalance and a lack of self-esteem and self-confidence, which inspired me to advocate for skincare solutions and

self-motivation at my early Teenage times. By sharing my personal story and promoting brands that align with my values of self-love, confidence, and empowerment, I aim to inspire others to embrace their natural beauty and prioritize skincare routines that nourish both the body and mind.

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Lastly, what advice would you give to aspiring young individuals looking to pursue careers in music, academia, and entrepreneurship, based on your own experiences and achievements?

An advice I’d give to aspiring individuals is to continue pursuing their dreams with unwavering dedication and perseverance. It’s essential to believe in your talent and abilities, even when faced with challenges or setbacks. Remember that success requires a balance of passion, hard work, and continuous learning.

In pursuing a career in music, one should focus on honing their craft, networking with other musicians, and seeking performance opportunities to showcase their talents. Embrace creativity, take risks, and remain open to exploring new genres and styles to expand your artistic horizons.

For those aspiring to carve a path in academia, Remember knowledge is a precious tool and can take you to greater heights in anything you pursue in life.My journey to success in music and academia was not always straightforward, but every experience, triumph, and obstacle has shaped me into a stronger and more resilient individual.

Stay focused on your goals, stay positive, and remember that your unique talents and perspectives have the power to inspire others and make a lasting impact on the world. Embrace the challenges, celebrate the victories, and never stop striving for excellence in everything you do. Thank you.

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