We had the good fortune of connecting with D’Aunte Hugie and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi D’Aunte, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I wanted to pursue singing as a creative career because I knew that was my passion and something I wanted to work really hard at, I want to be the one biggest entertainers that have ever lived. I want to create magic that will touch everyone in the world.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m most passionate about my music and singing career because I know that I can bring a different sound and a different style. It all started when I was a 5th grader in middle school, when I first knew I could really sing, Michael Jackson “Human Nature” was my first test of songs and I did amazing but I knew that I would have to get better.
It wasn’t easy starting out singing it took some years to produce a great sound, I overcame that when I got a vocal coach in high school.

I went by my Artist name “D Smooth”, and Now I have Ep out called “Loves A Stage” and I am currently working on a new album in 2021. I feel like I’m still elevating in my dream , I’m putting in soo much work to maintain that and get to the top.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Fort Worth Tx Have Some Of The Best Spots, For out to eat I would take them too “Benihana’s” , let them see how the chef cook the food in front of them and for a fun trip I will take them out to an Arcade Gaming Center where you can play unlimited games free.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I want to ShoutOut my grandmother, my grandmother always believed in my dream and never ever have she doubted me or believe I couldn’t do it, she was always there to keep me focus on my goal even when I was doubting myself, she always showed love.

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/hugiedaunte

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Dauntehugie

Youtube: https://youtu.be/vjMhL7S_PVs

Image Credits
I want to give photography credit to Estevan Reyes , he is such a good photographer and made my pictures come to life. You can also find him on Instagram as “reyes1992” .

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