May I ask how you arrived at your artist’s name? Give us the scoop
Well honestly, I just made it up. I knew I didn’t want to use my government name because I danced professionally for a long time and people knew me by my government name and I didn’t wanna get pigeon holed to being just a dancer, so I said I wanted something short and sweet and creative and something I could give life and meaning to as a recording artist.
We create, so I said I’m gonna give life to a new artist. So, I decided to call myself AHVE (pronounced ah-vey) not “Ave” or what Alexa like to say “of”, haha.
I didn’t wanna spell it Ahvè, that symbol looks wack. So I said all caps and I’m gonna give it meaning. AHVE means a euphoric moment or a sudden moment in euphoria. I feel this is what I do through music, I create a euphoric moment. There may come a time where someone will call themselves “AHVE” just know I was the first artist named AHVE because it actually means “fat finger syndrome” on Google, lol, because people misspell “Have” all the time. I decided to give it new meaning.
Tell us about your latest song, “Selfish”
Selfish was written by me and my bro Da Friend Zone. I have two songs out with him called Lost Possessions and Toxic. He’s an amazing artist and songwriter. Last year, we were working on a EP and, to be honest, I remember saying “yo you said you was gonna write me a song” and he said “here” lol and sent me Selfish with the first verse and hook and said “you c0an have it don’t even worry about it” and he sent me Selfish and I was like, nah you serious? I was amazed when I first heard it and I knew the potential of the song. I finished the track and a year later here we are.
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