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Taveuni duo win music award

CBM album was because of Cakaudrove roots Farisha Ahmed suva It was a do or die situation for them in music say the winners of the inaugural Fiji Broadcasting Corporation’s
24 Mar 2014 11:47

CBM album was because of Cakaudrove roots

From Left: Eremasi Rova and Steven Vereakula during the 2014 Fiji Music Awards night at the Damodar Cinemas in Suva on Saturday night. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.

Farisha Ahmed
suva
It was a do or die situation for them in music say the winners of the inaugural Fiji Broadcasting Corporation’s 2Day FM Homegrown award at the Damodar City Cinema in Suva last Saturday.
Eremasi Rova and Steven Vereakula, popularly known as E3 and Cracker, were awarded for their debut album ‘Cakaudrove Bua Macuata’ or (CBM) as a tribute to their Cakaudrove roots.
Two of their popular songs, ‘Ono Vitu Ciwa’ and ‘Toso Tu Ga’ have clips on Youtube.
“There are many sources of inspiration and motivation, however the biggest one would have to be that we are chasing a dream and we have no other goals,” Mr Rova said.
“It is basically do or die for us with this music.”
Mr Rova started recordings and making beats at a young age.
“I started making all my beats and do all my recordings, when I was in Class 8 (aged 13). I only met Steven in mid 2012,” he said
“We both met by chance, after being introduced to each other by a mutual friend who produces music out in Cairns after which we found we had a lot in common.
“We have been making music together ever since.”
The two distantly related cousins are both from the island of Taveuni, but Rova, whose mother is German, grew up in Nadi and Vereakula in Suva.
The two have musical backgrounds: Rova’s mother plays the violin, and his father runs a church band, while Vereakula’s father was into sigidrigi.
“Our creative process usually entails Steven and I hanging out in the studio listening to music and watching music videos,” Mr Rova said.
“Seeing what other people are doing and how they are being creative inspires us.”
He said there was only one chance with life hence one must sit down and take some time to think about the path one takes.
“In the end you are the only person that will ensure you succeed at your goals or not, so don’t give them any of your time.”

farisha.ahmed@fijisun.com.fj




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