Aged 35, Ni-Cola is described as one of the North West’s freshest talents to be birthed from the city of Manchester, England. Ni-Cola’s heart is evident throughout her music, she is no longer just a singer amidst the millions on the planet, but a music minister with a gift to heal, bring truth and take you on an intricate journey to salvation by proclaiming the Gospel 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.
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.
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 her music across the world.
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 emerged from Manchester.
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 or command an auditorium full of people to let go and have a good time in the presence of God. Performing in front of 20,000 people in California was a major hightlight in the singers young 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 young singer focused on the prize.
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Since her debut album, Ni-Cola has grown spiritually, musically, and is more confident in who she is. I used to try and fit into a box, when people would invite us to come and perform, but now, I say look, I don’t know what’s gonna happen, just expect the unexpected, we practise yes, we rehearse yes, we sound check yes, but I cannot guarantee that’s what we’ll do, and it’s all over to the Holy Spirit from that moment. Ni-Cola has performed at countless events up and down the country and internationally, from high schools, festivals, concerts, nightclubs, outreaches, Television, Radio and Conferences.
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" she is now flying her MOBO flag high and 2016's bar has been set very high for the award winning singer, who is also the first cousin of X factor finalist Misha B.
Having performed in front of thousands at the “Barbados Gospel Festival” in (2014) alongside, Tye Tribbett, Damita Haddon, and Hezekiah Walker, making her debut performance at the “House of Commons” performing her cover of “Alabaster Box” Ni-Cola is excited for what lies ahead!
Ni-Cola is the proud CEO of Manchester Community Spirit, (an arts charity dedicated to reaching out to disadvantaged young people across Manchester) using the creative and performing arts and also the founder of the Manchester Black History Festival.
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.