Hey, I’m Eve Antoi, a Pop/R&B singer songwriter. I’m 26 years old and this is just the start of my journey in music. Although, I’ve always been involved in music from a young age. I’m originally from South London. But, I’m now living up North in Liverpool, UK with my husband and 3 children.
My parents were both born in Jamaica, my mother moved to the UK when she was a teen and my father was raised in the US and when he moved over to the UK they had me. Their first date was spent songwriting and singing along to old school grooves. This is my main inspiration to the person I am today.
Was music always a part of your life growing up and what inspired you to be a singer?
Yes, from the time I was born I was always at house parties that my mum would hold or my sisters would be blasting 90’s garage from their speakers every weekend. Not only that, I was a huge fan on the spice girls and I really wanted to be one of them.
During school, I was part of the school choir and in secondary I began to perform at dance and talent shows. I was not always confident within myself though, so I didn’t really dream of becoming a singer until my early 20’s when I met my husband Divvi who’s also a musician. I got my confidence up and went after my passion!
What challenges do you face as a singer songwriter?
The challenges I’ve faced as a singer songwriter is having anxiety and a lack of confidence at the start of my journey. It takes a lot of confidence to believe in yourself enough when you’ve written a song or you’re about to record it. I’d write songs and literally overthink every detail. However, I was able to push through that and just let loose on a track expressing myself the way I truly wanted to.
How will you describe a typical day like for yourself?
I start my days by meditating with my husband, writing a list of things I’m grateful for and then I do my usual mum duties with the kids before I get dressed for the day or I laze about in bed whilst my husband sorts the kids and makes my breakfast lol. We aren’t like the typical couple, we equally help one another. I wouldn’t look this good every day if it weren’t for the love I’m shown each morning.
If you could collaborate with anyone past or present, who will it be?
I would love to collaborate with Drake and Doja Cat in the future. I’ve been a huge Drake fan from the time he released his first mixtapes like Room For Improvement. His music was different and I’ve not heard one song of his that I don’t enjoy listening to. I love the diversity that both artists bring and I’m heavily inspired by Doja Cat’s self expression, high sex appeal and her music is pure gold.
Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but have yet to find the time for it?
I’ve always wanted to travel the world and experience different cultures. I think that would be amazing.
Have you been in an embarrassing situation before that is funny now when looking back?
When I was 15 I loved Rihanna’s bright red hair that she used to wear. I brought these red hair extensions, shaved the sides of my hair and put those extensions in and thought I was the hottest girl ever until a kid on the bus compared me a to a chicken! I mean….
What turns you off on a date?
Someone who’s lacking confidence and no banter and doesn’t really try.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Eve. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
Sexy is being confident in who you are, not caring about what anyone thinks of you and loving who you are. That’s sexy to me.
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