Independent artist Ni-Cola has been on a 7 year Hiatus, focusing on community projects and her youth charity Manchester Community Spirit which has been growing from strength to strength. Her last album “Love Out Loud”, was released in 2011 and we haven’t had another album since.
Well things are about to change as behind the scenes Ni-Cola has been working on gaining the backing to fulfil her dream of album number three. Ni-Cola states she started the year with “God I’m ready for this” and now there’s nothing stopping her! “I’m excited to get back into the studio and to work with some of the greats in our industry, it’s been a long time coming but I’m excited to finally begin the process”.
The “Lil lady with the big voice” has performed to a crowd of 30,000 in California, toured on a 20 date US college tour across Ohio, Baltimore and Alabama playing at the world renowned Tuskegee University, and even had a date named after her “The british are coming day” October 2010. With two incredible independently released albums “Love Out Loud’ and “My Passion His Heart”, presented the Mancunian with further accolades 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 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.
Ni-Cola will begin writing her third solo album this autumn, which will be released in 2019 alongside a schools/live gig tour across the UK in Spring. Ni-Cola spoke of her relief in securing the Arts Council England & Westhill Endowment funding and how it takes the financial pressures off artists and releases her to focus on the creative side.
Ni-Cola hopes the news will inspire other independent artists to think outside of the box when it comes to funding their projects and to take the limits off!
For more information and to connect with Ni-Cola visit her website ni-cola.com