Q & A with Nathan Lovett-Murray
“I just kept working hard and believing in myself” - Nathan Lovett-Murray
This month, BROTHABOY caught up with AFL champion and Payback Records founder, Nathan Lovett-Murray.
Q: Where are you from? Who is your mob?
A: Heywood, south-west Victoria. Gunditjmara mob
Q: Tell us about what you’re up to at the moment
A: Playing football for the Essendon FC and working as the Founder of Payback Records
Q: What is Payback Records?
A: It’s a recording label based out of Preston in association with the Songline Aboriginal Music Corporation. It gives opportunity to young Indigenous people to have a voice through hip hop music.
Q: What do you like best about being a footballer?
A: Being able to travel and meet different people
Q: What was the hardest thing you have had to overcome to get there?
A: Being told I wasn’t good enough
Q: How did you overcome that?
A: I just kept working hard and believing in myself, along with my family’s support.
Q: Goals and aspirations for the next 5 years?
A: Premiership with the Essendon FC, and travel with artists that represent Payback Records.
Q: Best advice you were ever given?
A: Make the best of your opportunities – Kevin Sheedy
Q: If you could get all of Australia to adopt one aspect of Indigenous culture/way of life/values, what would it be?
A: Family. The closeness we have with family; non-indigenous people can adopt that too.
Q: What’s your favourite Brothaboy product?
A: The Payback tee
Q: You wear Brothaboy because…?
A: Because I’m proud and Aboriginal
Payback Records boasts some of Australia’s hottest Indigenous hip hop talent right now. Check them out at www.paybackrecords.com.au