For Troyboi, performing in India is like being in his motherland
For British musician Troy Henry aKa Troyboi, who made a name for himself with the global hit, Do You Love Me, performing in India is his way of “giving it back to one of his motherlands”. The 29-year-old reveals that he is half-Indian, since his mother, Connie Henry, was born and brought up in India. “I am really excited to perform in India, because it’s like a homecoming for me. My mother is an Indian, and she was born in Kolkata. I have a lot of memories of visiting India when I was a kid. That’s why, shows in India make it 100 times more special,” says Troyboi, a self confessed Bollywood addict and “a huge Amitabh Bachchan fan.”After having performed in Delhi and Mumbai, Troy finishes the India leg of his ‘Mantra’ tour with a concert in Bengaluru today. “My mother was super happy, when I told her that I was going to perform here. She said I was making her proud,” says Troy. “I am part Nigerian-Portuguese, but my Indian origin shows in my music as well. A lot of sound that I use has Indian musical instruments like the tablas or the sitar in it,” he adds.