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15 Minutes With Reeny Smith

Nova Scotia’s Reeny Smith has been singing and playing the piano since the age of five. In 2012, she won the African Nova Scotia Music Association (ANSMA) Rising Star Award and in 2015 was named ANSMA’s Artist of the Year. In 2016, Music Nova Scotia awarded Reeny African Canadian Artist of the Year and she performed at CBC’s Studio 60. She recently took the stage as the Producer’s Pick at the East Coast Music Awards.

We caught up with her this week.

SDTC: What should we be paying more attention to?

RS: Educating our youth.

What was the last Netflix series you binged on?

Arrested Development, Star, Greenleaf.

One new thing you learned this year?

I learned how to fill in my eyebrows properly.

What memory brings a smile to your face?

My aunt Cynthia laughing.

What book/song/lyric/etc is resonating with you right now?

“Dream big, don’t dream small.” ~Reeny Smith

Describe the funniest thing you’ve experienced in recent memory.

Me tripping over my sister’s bed, and totally face-planting after stealing a pair of her pants.

Best advice you’ve been given?

Take God everywhere you go.

What is the best part of being your current age?

I’m still not thirty!

What word or phrase should we use more often?

Thank you!

What’s on your night table?

iPhone, iPad, songwriting book.

What one item would you be lost without (besides your phone)?

My phone charger.

Your biggest music industry pet peeve?

The lack of venues to play.

What trends are you loving right now?

Jordan sneakers.

Who was your celebrity crush when you were a kid?

Usher.

What do you love about Toronto?

Shopping!

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