Full Name: Monica Said

Date and Place of Birth: 4th September 1997, Victoria Gozo

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Favourite Style of Music: Jazz, Pop, Soulful

Artists who inspire you: Sia, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse

What would be a perfect day for you?: Waking up relaxed and knowing I have nothing to study or no work but knowing I can spend the day singing and doing what I love. Spending time with my friends and family would top it off.

What would your friends say they appreciate the most about you?:Having a bubbly character, helpful and that I’m always there for them.

What is your most valued material possession?:My mobile phone, as I always try to be in contact with friends and family.

What do you like most/least about the music industry?:What I like most about the music industry is that it is international and one cannot get a message through music. What I like least is the hate that sometimes appears between competitors.

What skills-personal attributes are most important to being successful in music?:Knowing your style and what best suites you, yet always experimenting with new things. Also, being your true self and believing in yourself for me are keys to being successful in music.

Who were you, or would you be nervous to meet?:I would be nervous to meet celebrities I look up to, for example Sia, Sam Smith and Adele.

Is there something you would like to do more of in the future?:I would like to work more in the music industry.

Where would you like to find yourself in ten years?:In ten years time I would like to find myself having a fixed job and also having a fixed career in singing.

What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue a career in music?:Music is all about expression. One needs to believe in himself and understand what music is all about.

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