We had the good fortune of connecting with NaySlay and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi NaySlay, as a parent, what do you feel is the most meaningful thing you’ve done for them?
I am a parent of five. The most important thing I have done towards an impact on my chiIdren is having faith in myself and them. It is believing that no matter how old you are or your gender you can chase your dreams. I always tell them to never give up but in order to not give up you have to first have faith. You must first believe in yourself. They see me chasing my dreams and giving it my all at the age of 31 and they know I am going to make it because I have taught them how to believe
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
What sets me apart from others is my sound and my style. I show my fans that you can be sexy and not naked and no matter what size you are you are beautiful,. I can do r&b, pop, rap, jazz, you name it. My voice is very sultry yet powerful. My songs are made from past experiences and also very motivation. I want people to know never give up on their dreams. I am most proud of winning Binghamton’s Black Excellence Award for Performing Artist 2022. I put in alot of effort from releasing music to attending and being apart of various community events and it definitely paid off. Honestly wasnt easy but I will always keep going. I want the world to know that Nay Slay will be a household name and im gonna keep chasing my dreams until I succeed
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
We would definitely eat at Pattys World for breakfast. The Outlet Bar and Lounge is a must they have great food, great drinks and great people definitely must go there and order “The Plug” drink the best drink i ever had.. I would take her to see the Martin Luther King Statue located by Peacemaker stage. We would probably swing over to Bros Kitchen because their food is also a must and me and my best friend love different foods. Then we would probably head back to my house for a few tune into Keepin It Current which is a Podcast worth watching. Keeps us informed on whats going on in Binghamton as well as around the world. I would then take her to Manifest Visions Studio and WJOB 93.3 to see where i record my music and the radio station that supports the community. then we ending the night at The Cave where i have done numerous performances and even opened up for a few major artist in the industry
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Definitely want to dedicate my shoutout to my manager and fiance Kashawn Hemingway. We have been together for 13 years he is literally my best friend. He handles all the bookings, promotions and social media. He even sets up all of my Gigs and Interviews. Kashawn makes sure all I have to worry about is singing and making music and without him I would not have made it this far. We are a team