Check out our interview with singer, social media influencer and entrepreneur Dai Time who is known for songs like “Best Friend” and “Hair Bows and Skates”.
Dai has interviewed many notable stars, including Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Queen Latifah, and Storm Reid. She aspires to be a celebrity journalist and she even started her own magazine, Dai Time Magazine. She is also an inspirational role model as a spokesperson for the Food and Drug Administration’s anti-smoking campaign for teens.
Follow Dai @officiallydaitime
Hi Dai, please tell us a little about you?
Dai pronounced “day” is an energetic always fun to be around a female. My stage name is Dai Time the light in the room.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Fun, energetic, and determined.
We’re sure you have been asked this a million times but how did you get into the industry?
I got in the industry by performing my own music then music covers somehow, I ended up being an author magazine editor, and celebrity media correspondent.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Mellow, relaxed, and spicy.
Who influenced you and why did you choose to make music?
Amazing female artists inspired me at a young age to do music. Beyoncé Rihanna etc.
Do you play any instrument?
Yes, I play the piano which I taught myself first from YouTube.
Tell us about your hit singles “Best Friend” and “Hair Bows and Skates?”
My songs best friend and hair bows discussed things I did with my friends.
Did you have plans/concerts planned and canceled because of COVID? If so have you done any online concerts or interactions with your fans?
I haven’t sung in at least two years so Covid did not impact me in any way with music.
Now tell us about your own magazine, that’s amazing! Congrats!
Dai Time magazine was created to highlight amazing youth. I wanted my peers to read about other peers and become excited.
What book should every entrepreneur read?
I wanted my peers to read about other peers and become excited.
What is different from your magazine from other ones in the market?
My magazine is all about youth written by youth which makes us different.
Which project is still on your bucket list?
I want to host a show that will stay on my bucket list until it’s accomplished. I can close but not quite.
What is fun and rewarding about what you do? And what’s not?
It’s fun to meet celebrities and get up close. The not-so-fun part making sure to stay confident and not nervous.
What’s next for Dai Time in 2021?
What’s next for me in 2021 finish high school and finish college. I’m taking my second college class and it’s fun.
What is your favorite song? And why?
My music playlist changes every week. I love too many artists to name one.
Any loves other than music?
My other love is roller skating.
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
My list of people to meet must be Ellen and/or Beyoncé.
Best advice is ever given?
The best advice would be to have fun stay focus and always appreciate every step.
How’s a typical day in your life?
A typical day consists of playing with my dog doing schoolwork and creating content.
Name one of your strengths?
One strength is that I’m determined.
The idea of a perfect Sunday?
Perfect Sunday is roller skating or playing with my dog.
What is your own definition of happiness?
My definition of happiness is enjoying my own energy.
What is your favorite healthy food?
My favorite health food definitely hummus.
And your favorite cheat food?
My favorite cheat food is candy.
What would be a deal-breaker on a first date?
I haven’t dated yet but probably say be nice up front.
How would you describe your fashion style?
My fashion is fun and spicy.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years, I’m hoping to knock out everything on my bucket list like traveling out of the country and hosting a tv show.
What do you think of Social Media?
Social media is a phenomenal tool to use for your brand.
Where can we follow you?
Follow me on Instagram @officiallydaitime
Quote: Stay true to yourself and stay determined