Vain The Artiste

Vain The Artiste

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Biography

Cuban based Nigerian R&B/Soul/Pop solo artist backed by one of the most talented music producers in Havana, with Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera as principal musical influences. Vain works on the lyrics of the songs as well as the melodies, vocals & vocal harmonies while Berejano Frank does justice to the music and production

Why this name?
I think the name speaks for itself. Like most people, I have a certain degree of insecurity and being vain is how I handle it. Lets just say it boosts my self-esteem although on a few occasions it's gotten me into problems ;)

Do you play live?
At the moment, I don't do live shows.People over here are only into reggaeton and salsa. I'm currently studying Medicine on scholarship here in Cuba. In between classes etc, I work on my songs (I have 14 finished acapella wise and ready to be demoed) as I intend to have an demo album come Summer 2006 on CDBaby. Hopefully I shall be doing live shows soon when the opportunity presents itself.

How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It helps independent artists reach a good number of prospective listeners without major label funding. It even reduces the cost of CD duplication/replication. One can gain popularity ie fan base just from an mp3 file that's been tossed around on the net from peer to peer.

Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
I would definitely sign a record contract with a major record label whether I 'm through with Med school or not.

Your influences?
Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera

Favorite spot?
I haven't got a favorite spot or city. Just my space, so keep off!!!!!!! :)

Anything else...?
I'm interested in almost all aspects of the Arts. From books to runways to the big screen. In my past time, I love surfing the net (whenever my allowances permit it), singing & songwriting, listening to music, reading novels and magazines, watching movies & TV and of course sleeping. Due to strict upbringing I am not the party type. Guys think I'm anti-social. Well to an extent I am :). I love spending time alone cos it puts me in a creative mood. I hate sudden changes in my daily routine. Guess it's just the Virgo in me :).

Lyrics

These Are The Questions

Written By: Udegbunam Chukwudi Emmanuel Francis

These Are The Questions

Verse 1

I’m scared
Will it ever end?
I’m afraid of what lies ahead
The future haunts me
Will I be freed?
Will my dreams be achieved?
Will I ever, get through this?

Chorus

These are the questions
That fill me with fear
When I’m robbed of all,happiness
These are the questions
That drive me to tears
When bestowed upon me,is sadness
These are the questions

Verse 2

Why me?
Why not let me be?
With all you do you’re hurting me
Old darkness prevails
Through gloomy nights
Will I see that white light
When this nightmare passes by?

Chorus

These are the questions
That fill me with fear
When I’m robbed of all happiness
These are the questions
That drive me to tears
When bestowed upon me, is sadness
These are the questions

Bridge

I’ve made mistakes
With a lot at stake
I need a release
Why can’t I just find peace?
I need a release
Oh I need to be free.

Chorus

These are the questions
That fill me with fear
When I’m robbed of all happiness
These are the questions
That drive me to tears
When bestowed upon me, is sadness
These are the questions

Hold Me Love Me ( Treat Me Right)

Written By: Udegbunam Chukwudi

Hold Me Love Me (Treat Me Right )

Written by: Udegbunam Chukwudi

Hold Me Love Me (Treat Me Right )

Verse 1

Girl you're so beautiful
I act like a fool (Whenever u're around)
You got me in disarray
I wish the feeling never frays

Chorus

Hold me, Love me
Treat me right
Don't ever leave me
Waiting for so long for your love's return to me

I'll treasure you
Forever
I will never ever hurt you
Eternally I'll be your ray of light alright

Verse 2

The love that runs in me
Knows no borders at all
Cos every minute with you
Is like heaven made new

My insecurities
You keep at ease
And as the sun lights up each day
I know my fears you'll keep safe

Chorus

Hold me, Hold me
Treat me right
Don't ever leave me
Waiting for so long for your love's return to me

I'll treasure you
Forever
I will never ever hurt you
Eternally I'll be your strength and might alright

So I pray you never leave me girl
Cos I'm so in love with you baby
Oh Oh I love you so

Verse 3

Now I say with certainty
I'm not ashamed
Of my addiction to you
And of my indebtedness too

Through all my vanities
You've been at ease
In you I've found a love that glows
With a love so beautiful it shows

Chorus

Hold me, Love me
Treat me right
Don't ever leave me
Waiting for so long for your love's return to me

I'll treasure you
Forever
I will never ever hurt you
Eternally I'll be your ray of light alright

Chorus

Hold me, Hold me
Treat me right
Don't ever leave me
Waiting for so long for your love's return to me

I'll treasure you
Forever
I will never ever hurt you
Eternally I'll be your strength and might alright

I love youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Don't Leave Me In All This Misery (Formerly You're So Beautiful ( Tribute to Mariah Carey, Britney S

Written By: Udegbunam Chukwudi

The song U Are Beautiful has been replaced with this song Don't Leave Me In All This Misery due to the fact that it wasn't stronng enough for the competition. I tried communicating this to the organizers to no avail.
Thanks and sorry for the inconvinience caused.

Lyrics & Melody: Udegbunam Chukwudi Emmanuel
Music: Frank Berejano
Song: Misery

Verse 1

It's been six awful days and nights
Since you upped and took flight
And left me prisoner in some drunken state

You left your kiss, your touch, your smile
Emblazoned on my mind
Haunting me through the nights till the break of dawn

Chorus

Please don't stay away too long
Why take your love away from me?
Don't lay the love we have to waste
Don't leave me in all this misery

And though I hurt you many times
Unconciously or wittingly
My love for you remains so true
Don't leave me in al this misery

Verse 2

In search of ways to shut you out
I wandered north and south
And got myself immersed in one night stands

But still couldn't get you off my mind
And then I realised
My world revolved around the love you gave

Bridge

You pledged to keep on loving me
For all eternity
Take back the word goodbye, revive my soul