The dancehall laced tune, "Believer" was one of the defining singles which introduced Nikki Laoye into the Nigerian music industry in 2006, alongside the successful debut, "Never Felt This Way Before" - both from her first studio album, Angel 4 Life. The song features Port Harcourt based singer, OTIS and was produced by renowned producer, Victor Okon (ETrackz).
With a 10 year journey of hit singles, album tours, lsing her Dad and many awards later, Nikki Laoye still stands as one of the top respected Female voices in Nigeria with no indications of slowing down anytime soon. With a couple of award winning songs and two albums - "Angel 4 Life" and "The 123 Project" to her credit, Nikki Laoye's cross over appeal and style is widely recognized and celebrated both in the Gospel and mainstream music sectors as she unashamedly pushes forth her three dimensional message of God, Love & Life from her faith-driven life in her unique urban contemporary style of music.
Her award nominations and wins include 2014 AFRIMA (Best Female in African Inspirational Music); 2014 African Female Artist of the Year – AFRICA GOSPEL Music Awards, London, UK); 2013 Headies (Best Female Vocal Performance); 2009 KORA Awards (Best Spiritual Artist and Best Music Arrangement); 2009 Soundcity Music Video Awards and many more.
Nikki Laoye is also widely renowned as a commercial voice artist with many TV/radio advert jingles under her belt over the years including the popular Konga's "I Found Happiness" song; Etisalat's 0809ja4Life performed by Banky W which she co-wrote with Cobhams; MTN's GO and many more as well as Nollywood movie soundtracks including Lancelot Imasuen's Bent Arrows, Ashionye's Journey To Self etc
Taking a leaf off her music is her humanitarian services via her Angel 4 Life Foundation towards young people with disabilities, refugees and internally displaced persons which has also earned her a couple of awards and recognition including the 2015 Humanitarian of the Year Award by US/Nigerian Organisation, World Hope Foundation and recently the 2016 nomination by Women 4 Africa UK for the International Humanitarian of the Year award.
The journey of a true believer indeed and as 2016 rolls into its third month, the soul singer plans to celebrate the 10th year of her musical career with commemorative concert within the year. Details will be revealed soon.
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Watch the video of its memorable performance at The Experience Concert in 2009.