Tell us about yourself and your music
My name is Veneice Fung-Chung aka Amari “DJ Mona-Lisa”. I’m a recording artist and songwriter. I sing various genres of music including, hip-hop, reggae, and r&b
Talk to us more about your latest release
My latest release, “Neko” is currently trending in dancehall. It is popular on social media platforms such as Instagram and TikTok. I gained popularity and recognition because of this song which has opened up many doors.
What inspired you to write this release?
I was torn apart by a broken relationship that left my life in turmoil. I lost everything including my pride and dignity and was totally ashamed and embarrassed for several years. At my lowest peak, while living in the shelter, I wrote the song. The pain was unbearable.
Describe the writing and recording process
I spent several months searching for the right beat that related to matters of the heart then I penned the lyrics multiple times, ripped up the paper and started over again. I finally was able to express myself then I made sure that others could be able to relate to it.
Any plans to release a video?
Any plans to hit the road?
I’m currently conducting a lot of interviews. Just recently arrived from Jamaica where I met a lot of fans and spent time promoting the music. My popularity has tremendously soared but I’m unable to make use of the opportunities to perform due to the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
My style of music is authentic as I try to be like no -one else yet express myself truthfully so I can relate to everyone. I am transparent and build a relationship with my audience. I have my own brand and identity; I create a trend that causes others to be like me. My fashion design and style makes a complete statement. I am in a class by myself.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Jimmy Cliff – Many Rivers to Cross
Who are your biggest influences?
Tell us about your passions
To help to feed the children around the world. To become a humanitarian in all aspects.
What else is happening next in your world?
I feature my reality series entitled, “House Play” on various networks. the camera captures my life and musical journey. People are able to see where I’m coming from and understand my determination and perceptions.
Thanks for an awesome interview, A’mari “DJ Mona-Lisa”
Connect with A’mari “DJ Mona-Lisa”
Website: http://phantomfireworksrecordlabel.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/amari777Instagram: http://Instagram.com/amari_djmonalisa_officialTwitter: https://twitter.com/djmonalisaLastFM: http://www.last.fm/music/DJ+Mona-LisaYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGWkBe4CZSORX_nVkVvNCrwLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/djmonalisaSoundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/djmonalisaReverbnation: http://reverbnation.com/amari1