Nelly Trussler is a Ugandan based in Toronto, Canada. He’s driven by passion about dancing and this has been a flashlight winning him into music. Nelly’s latest debut “Million Dollar Love” has thrilled millions of enthusiasts thus attesting him proficient in this competitive music industry both in Uganda and internationally.
In an interview with Yolo Magazine, Nelly Trussler had this to share;
Tell me about where you grew up and what your family was like?
I grew up in Luwafu Makindye, Kampala with mostly my mom and dad who travelled a lot I barely got time to see him. I also spent some time at Grammy’s place in Kyengera where I spent most of my time when I’m not at school.
How did your parents influence you?
My mom is a very intelligent hardworking woman to begin with, seeing her strangle to look for my younger sister, older brother and my school fees got me realize I have to work my ass off to make her proud of the sleepless nights she had thinking where the hell she is going to get the fees for the next semester, the sleepless nights she had when we get sink and the sacrifices she had to make for I to be here.
Where did you go to school?
I went to Step up Primary School in Namasuba for my Nursery school, I left the school after finishing primary two. Then joined New Life Time primary school Makindye in primary three until I finished primary seven. After my primary I went to Cambridge high school where I did my O’Level, after my O’Level in Kampala Uganda I traveled to Toronto Canada to enroll in my post secondary school. I graduated from high school at Waterloo Collegiate Institute in Canada. I’m now enrolled in flight services-cabin crew management at Seneca College in Toronto Canada Ontario to become a flight attendant.
Who have been your strongest influences in life?
Sheebah Karungi and Taylor Swift the American singer and songwriter, they have been my strongest when I was growing. These two beautiful strong women were criticized for how they didn’t know how to sing and now they are the bestselling artists even though they don’t share the same success but they have the same music background.
How did you come up with the idea for your music career?
I’m a dancer and I have been in my whole life, joined school dance teams and made different routines for different songs. Before graduating from high school at Waterloo collegiate I told myself to stop dancing to other people’s music and make my own that I can dance to and make routines to and then started writing my own songs.
What led you to your career?
The passion I have for dancing and singing was a big catalyst to start making my own music.
How would friends and acquaintances describe you?
Funny and Fashionable.
What are you most proud of accomplishing?
Traveling through transits on international airports and leaving on my own in Canada at the age of 16 even though I started traveling to Canada when I was 14 years.
What would you do differently if you had a chance?
If I don’t sing I’m definitely going to apply to Air Canada or KLM as a flight attendant because that’s what I’m going to school for.
Share with me something about yourself that you want to improve.
Time management, I’m not so good at keeping time.
Describe a scene of your vision for the future.
Performing for big crowds worldwide.