Real Talk: Etana chats romance and music


July 21, 2016

Renee Deleon


Welcome back to Real Talk. This week, I wrap things up with the songstress, the strong one, Etana. And today, she answers questions on music and achievements.

Renee: Are you a traditional dater or a 'Netfilx and Chill' kind of person?

Etana: I'm the type of person that will go out, not really Netflix and Chill. The opening of car doors and stuff, I'm not too crazy about that. I prefer to learn about the person's personality. I don't want them to put on anything. I want them to be themselves.

Renee: What is your ideal date?

Etana: Nice dinner in a proper restaurant, probably a good movie. Or a good sit on the beach side, a good sit on the sand with good conversations.

Renee: What would you say is your greatest achievement to date?

Etana: Wow! I don't even think I've reached my greatest achievement yet. I mean, a lot of people would say, 'you've been across the world, you have four albums, a lot of things...' I've had a number one album too, for weeks, but I just think there is so much more that I have to do and accomplish. So, I'm just taking it one day at a time.

Renee: Are you comfortable with where you are in your career?

Etana: I'm never comfortable. As I said, I don't feel like I've arrived. I don't feel like I'm where I need to be. I'm grateful for all the love and support that I've gotten over the years, but I feel like I have so much more to go. I'm always constantly working and looking for the next opportunity to achieve more.

Renee: If I were to take your playlist, who would I find on it?

Etana: Mek me see. I'm literally opening my playlist. I have El Bonner, Stevie Wonder, Dennis Brown, Ed Sheeran, Ledisi, Jazmin Sullivan, Tarrus Riley and Peetah Morgan.

Renee: What would people be surprised to know about you?

Etana: (Laughs) You're making me laugh. Hmmm. I don't know. A lot of people see me and dem say, 'oh, me think she did stuck up. Oh me think she did uptight. Mi think she nuh talk. She think she better than people.' When they come around and they have a regular conversation, dem say, 'a so you stay?' So, people would be surprised to know that I'm not stuck up.

That's it for this week. Next week, I'll be chatting with another of your favourite Jamaican personalities. Until then, keep it real!

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