Ni-Cola’s heart is evident throughout her music, she is no longer just a singer amidst the millions on the planet, but a musical talent with a gift to bring truth and take you on an intimate journey throughout her songs. Through her gifts, she is able to share her personal stories of love, compassion, and trials, in a 21st century Mancunian way.
Her Debut Album” My Passion His Heart” was released by independent record label 1nC Promotions in December 2007, this received great reviews from both secular and Christian media featuring on many UK Radio stations. Ni-Cola makes no apologies for her strong stage presence and aims to take continue to taker her music across the world.
Ni-Cola won the “Best Newcomer” award at the Oasis Awards 2006. In 2010 Ni-Cola received a nomination for both a Dove award for “Best compilation album” (The British are coming), and also “Best female” at the GMA awards.
Northern singer-songwriter Ni-Cola first emerged onto the UK gospel scene in late 2004. Within just a few months Ni-Cola submitted a demo to the Gem Awards, of her soon to be released single titled “Still Here” of which she later received a nomination in 2004 for Best female newcomer. Such an honour and complete shock to the singer who had literally just burst onto the scene.
Ni-Cola began to play on several key stages in Manchester, building her profile and sharing her faith.
The mancunian born singer needs no introduction, she can engage a small intimate crowd with her comical intermittent chat in between her music or command an auditorium full of people to let go and have a good time whilst being inspired by her songs. Performing in front of 20,000 people in California was a major highlight in the singer’s earlier career, and has helped her to set her goals high.
Ni-Cola had faced many a hard time but always remembers where she has come from. It’s the knowing God is with you always that keeps the singer focused on the prize.
On Ni-Cola’s return to the UK, she successfully headlined her own UK Tour showcasing her sophomore album “Love Out Loud’ which presented futher accolades to the “Lil lady with the big voice”, receiving TWO nominations for the prestigious MOBO award for “Best Gospel Act” in 2012 and 2015 and also a nomination for the Urban Music Awards (UMA's) in 2015 for "Best Gospel Act.
Ni-Cola was invited to perform at the Barbados Gospel fest alongside the likes of Tye Tribbett, Damita Haddon, and Hezekiah Walker. On her return to the UK she made a debut performance at the “House of Commons” performing her cover of “Alabaster Box”. Ni-Cola took a few years away from music to focus on her charity work but is making a come back with album number three. The singer recalls, “I wasn’t quite sure if I had any more songs left in me, but the passion to perform and create music never died”. The singer/songwriter has just finished her “Champion Schools tour”, where she performed for 3500 kids during their school assemblies, with a huge live gig celebration at the end. The tour was hosted by Warrington Youth For Christ, and focused on raising young people’s aspirations raising awareness around mental health and mixed in with music and faith.
Ni-Cola has shared the stage with several UK/International artists Damita Haddon, Tye Tribbet, Hezekiah Walker, Marvia Providence, Chevelle Franklyn, Sherwin Gardner, St Matthew, Stitchie, Ron Kenoly, Muyiwa, Noel Robinson, Israel Houghton, Junior Tucker, Lisa McClendon to name a few.
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