recording artist, writer, producer, director, actress, and philanthropist
You might not know this young recording artist, writer, producer, director, actress, and philanthropist Nia, but you know her work. She starred as Young Nala in Disney’s Tony-Award winning musical, The Lion King on Broadway. She performed in the feature film Joyful Noise starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, and Keke Palmer and the epic biopic piece Nina, starring Zoe Saldana, which received an amazing response to her re-workings of the classic Nina Simone’s ‘Four Women’ from Nina Simone’s daughter, Lisa.
Her infectious melodic sense and poetic and emotive lyrics have resonated authentically with the masses since she emerged as a prodigiously talented songwriter who was signed by SESAC as a pre-teen. Nia’s uncanny ability to tell stories led her to write and produce Luv, Drugs, & Other Stuff EP with lead single Ruthless becoming a finalist in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest. She followed that success with #Code52 which unfortunately was interrupted due to the pandemic.
Now, Nia is courageously releasing her upcoming Night & Day EP during the pandemic. “After the release of my first EP and all of the questions, I wanted to write an EP that showed both sides of the music that I like to perform,” the Los Angeles-based ATL artist confides. “These songs reflect my truth.”
Nia’s music favors an organic alternative R&B aesthetic with electronic instrumentation, emotionally raw lyrics, sophisticated hooks, and her powerfully expressive vocals. Her music has already had an exciting opening chapter, but that was just the beginning. Get ready for the story of a lifetime!