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21 Questions with Anslem Douglas

1. What quality do you like most in women?

A woman who knows how to carry herself.

2. Your happiest moment?

When I'm on stage.

3. Your secret fear?

To grow old alone.

4. Which living person do you admire most?

My mother.

5. What quality do you value most in your friends both male or female?

Dependability and trustworthiness.

6. What is your greatest extravagance?

Shoes.

7. The place you would like to visit before you die?

Egypt.

8. What is your favourite journey?

A drive from Port-of-Spain to Maracas via Maraval.

9. What advice would you give to people wishing to enter your field?

Be true to yourself; be true to the music and know that if you have a God-given talent, leave ego at home!

10. What is your current state of mind?

Driven.

11. What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Envy.

12. What is your greatest joy?

My family.

13. What is your biggest turn on in a woman?

Intelligence.

14. What is your guilty pleasure?

Red wine

15. What is your lowest depth of misery?

When I see what my beautiful twin island, Trinidad & Tobago is becoming……..honestly that makes me really depressed.

16. What is your pet peeve?

Massages.

17. What do you get complimented most about?

My smile.

18. When was the last time you cried?

When my cousin was murdered in July this year.

19. What was the first thing you did this morning?

Pray and make sure my voice is still intact…….literally.

20. What do you consider your most cherished virtue?

My kind-heartedness.

21. If you had one personal wish (which you alone can benefit from hence world peace, etc not applicable) what would it be?

To own a private island.

ANSLEM'S MINI BIO Anslem Douglas was born July 23 and raised in the village of La Romaine in south Trinidad. His calling, however, to a bigger stage and brighter lights led him to Trinidad and Tobago's indigenous genre, soca. Needless to say, it did not take Anslem very long to establish himself and be recognised as a true artiste of exceptional talent. He performed with some of the biggest bands out of Trinidad like Fireflight and Atlantk where he got the opportunity to show off and share his unique and husky yet sultry sound with a wider audience. During this time he delivered some mega hits like "Ragga Poom Poom", "Good Music to Dance", and his internationally acclaimed hit, "Who Let The Dogs Out" which went on to win a Grammy and is arguably one of the most popular songs ever written and recorded in the history of the industry. Over the years he has performed to audiences literally in countries from "A to Z", he has gone from Antigua to Zimbabwe, Jamaica to Israel. Now with his aim of keeping his music relevant and the desire to challenge himself he has produced a ten-track Neo Soul/Pop album with most of the songs written by him and produced by Eddie Bullen and his son Quincy Bullen. This album was released in the spring of 2012 and is on heavy rotation in the US. Anslem's contribution for 2013 includes a single, "Do you think he will understand"; a power soca called "Bacchanal" and a collaboration that is soon to be released.

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