How did you come into music industry?
Sharmila: Music was always important to me. In my childhood I was interested in performing arts, I took dance lessons for 8 years and was always busy listening to music and dancing every day until I couldn´t stop as I also wanted to become a professional dancer. Later in life, I started writing my own songs and took vocal lessons.
Who was your inspiration for music?
Sharmila: I always loved artists who did sing and dance. In my childhood, I loved artists like ´Janet Jackson, Madonna, Paula Abdul´.
What is the name of your debut song?
Sharmila: Burning For You (Club Mix)
Say something about your musical journey?
Sharmila: My musical journey took me from dancing every day to writing my own songs to open for boyband O-Town in 2018 in the U.S.
Who helped you most in your journey?
Sharmila: In my country the Netherlands they never seemed to understand who I am and what I´m about. When you´re a colored woman, single mom, and woman artist you´re in big trouble. You can´t say that you´re an artist, if you say such a thing you don´t wanna know what will happen. So I had to work hard, let my intuition be my guide to make things happen!
Who gave you pieces of advice?
Sharmila: The only opinion I valued was my daughter’s, sometimes I asked if she liked the music even when she was 6 years old I asked her and yes she liked it.
What do you do now a days?
Sharmila: At the moment I´m going through a difficult time as I recently lost my 25-year-old daughter Tanisha. We´ve been sick from unsafe tap water and she died on April 3.
Let us know something about your future projects.
Sharmila: My 2nd album ´DNA Damage´ was delayed but is coming up. I also wrote songs for my daughter. She was also busy with ideas for her own music project and I will try to finish it for her, so soon you can hear her voice on Spotify.
What is your message to your fans?
Sharmila: Thanks for listening to my music. Hope to see you soon when I´m performing somewhere and stay tuned for new music.
Any message for new artist?
Sharmila: Stay true to who you really are, focus on your art and what you love.
You can stream her music online at spotify.