Ene, an artist known by her creative moniker E4EVERYTHAANG, has been making waves with her soul-stirring song “Tell Me Why,” a poignant composition that exudes both heartache and resilience. With vocal stylings reminiscent of iconic soul artists like Mary J Blige and Des’ree, Ene’s music resonates deeply with listeners, evoking emotions that are as raw as they are relatable.
The Genesis of “Tell Me Why”
“Tell Me Why” emerged from the ashes of a tumultuous romance, as Ene confesses. Returning to Nigeria and immersed in the production of her first EP, she found herself grappling with the aftermath of a bittersweet love affair.
“The lyrics describe a sweet relationship filled with words of promise, toasting and lying,” Ene tells AkweyaTV. “I’d been warned about this person but still went ahead to pursue something with him. [It] turns out he was a Casanova.”
The lyrics of the song encapsulate a once-promising relationship marred by deception and empty words. Ene reflects on the initial excitement that quickly devolved into a disillusionment fuelled by the actions of a charming yet unfaithful partner. The song’s progression from questioning the lies to an eventual detachment highlights the emotional journey of moving on.
Nurturing a Musical Journey
Ene’s musical journey began at the tender age of 11, influenced by the eclectic array of artists her father introduced her to. From the timeless melodies of Kenny Rogers and Whitney Houston to the electrifying charisma of Michael Jackson and The Jacksons, her upbringing was steeped in musical diversity.
It was Deborah Cox’s breakout single “Sentimental” that ignited Ene’s passion for singing. Upon moving to the United States of America, she embraced her love for music, immersing herself in the tunes of artists like Brandy, Toni Braxton, and Boyz II Men, she tells AkweyaTV in an interview soon to be aired on our YouTube channel and partner station, NTA Makurdi. Her involvement in her high school musical affirmed her purpose, solidifying her conviction that music was her destiny.
Fuelled by Emotion
Creativity for Ene is a manifestation of her emotional depth. Drawing inspiration from the wellspring of love, pain, and life experiences, she channels her empathic nature into her compositions. This ability to absorb and transmute energy into soulful melodies sets her apart as an artist. Ene’s songs encapsulate a wide spectrum of emotions, enabling listeners to connect intimately with her lyrical narratives.
Aspirations and Vision
Ene’s aspirations as an artist are rooted in global recognition and impact. She dreams of her music resonating on a worldwide scale, touching the hearts of diverse audiences. Ene acknowledges the challenges of being an independent artist without the backing of a record label or sponsorship.
Despite these obstacles, her determination remains steadfast, driven by a desire to thrive in her chosen profession and leave an indelible mark on the music industry. “I’ve been on this journey for a long time and my biggest dream is to thrive as an artist and make an impact in my chosen profession,” she says with conviction.
Ene’s vision encompasses radio tours, collaborations with established artists, and increased visibility – all of which are crucial components to elevate her music to a broader audience.
While Ene finds unwavering support from her family, the journey of gaining recognition from the general public has been marked by hurdles. Promoting her music independently has proven to be an arduous task, hindered by a lack of resources typically provided by record labels.
Ene’s vision encompasses radio tours, collaborations with established artists, and increased visibility – all of which are crucial components to elevate her music to a broader audience. In the soon-to-be-released interview on AkweyaTV, she disclosed how she felt working with the great Terry G and why she worked with him, despite the marked difference between her personality, her music style, and his.
Beyond her music, Ene’s creativity knows no bounds. She is a chef and the force behind a salad company, showcasing her culinary prowess. Her artistry extends to visual arts, where she paints portraits and crafts abstract pieces for exhibitions.
Writing is another outlet for her creative expression, allowing her to capture the essence of life’s myriad facets. With a passion for fitness and an upbringing that spans the globe, Ene’s eclectic background infuses her music with a diverse tapestry of influences.
Uniquely Her Own
Ene’s journey is a testament to the power of resilience, creativity, and unyielding determination. As her soulful melodies resonate with listeners worldwide, her artistry continues to evolve, weaving a narrative that is uniquely her own – a fusion of Afro-R&B that captures the essence of her heritage, but more of her experiences having lived in different cities as the daughter of a diplomat. Ene, the soulful songstress, stands poised to carve her niche in the music landscape, leaving an indelible mark for generations to come.