NIQA MOR talks new music + career + influences

Nicole “Niqa Mor” Coote is a New York-born songstress/songwriter to parents of Jamaican and West Indian decent, her mother, Tanya Holt, a well-renowned cabaret singer, introduced Niqa to the world of music at the age of three. “I would go with my mother to her music workshops and run up on stage to sing with her, I’ve wanted to be a singer for as long as I can remember.” Her influences include Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Christina Aguilera, Aaliyah, Selena, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and the list goes on.

Niqa began songwriting at the age of 8. “I like to write from personal experiences, I believe that it is easier to connect with an audience when you are telling stories from the heart.” Niqa’s approach to music is showing the world that music is, constantly evolving and being reinvented in a new and creative way.

Opening up for R&B sensation Omarion quickly rose Niqa Mor to stardom. Performing as a fashion model for Kanye West’s 2016 Yeezy Season 3 boosted Niqa’s star power and a Billboard magazine feature and 2016 NAACP Image Award nomination followed shortly after. Since then, Niqa Mor has released her EP which drew attention to 300 Entertainment and NY celebrity fashion designer Minika Ko, placing Niqa in her 2017 NYFW runway show.

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