Nadia Rose Isn't A Musician, She's A Magician
We talk the MOBOs, Spice Girls and more with our Brand New For 2017 nominee...
Nadia Rose is on fire right now, and we're not just saying that because her recent debut EP is called Highly Flammable - happy coincidence. Last year she bagged a MOBO, performed on the Wireless Festival main stage and featured on the Kideko & George Kwali earworm 'Crank It (Woah!)'. Now she's nominated for MTV's Brand New For 2017 title and her star is only just rising.
Speaking to us in our exclusive interview, Nadia told us of the ride so far, "it’s just been this crazy, snowball that I wasn’t expecting but I’m definitely enjoying [it], and it’s kind of fulfilling to be doing, you know, what I love doing for a living."
Nadia is no stranger to the industry, counting Stormzy as her cousin. "I’ve always been into the creative field," she said, " I love acting, I love dancing, I love music. It got to the point where I couldn’t really express myself through the dancing and the acting and I naturally drew towards the music.
"Do you know what? I don’t even think I’m a musician, I’m a magician. Yep, magician. My sound is majestic. Yeah, that’s it. I don’t need to explain, majestic."
WATCH OUR EXCLUSIVE SPOTLIGHT ON NADIA ROSE HERE:
The bubbly Croydon MC, who is rarely seen withour her hair tied up into her trademark buns, also revealed to us her style icons. "On different days I want to be a different Spice Girl. Usually Sporty…"
The infectious 'Skwod' last year won Nadia a MOBO Award for Best Video. Still beaming about it, Nadia reflected: "We won a MOBO for it! I don’t know if any of you watched it but I feel like it’s quite evident that I wasn’t expecting it.
"We did put a lot into the video, a lot into the song. It was an ‘I see you’ kind of thing. And I know other people have their people as well and I know it’s something that everyone can relate to. Because everyone has their squad."
WATCH NADIA ROSE'S 'SKWOD' [EXPLICIT] HERE:
For anyone looking to follow in her footsteps, she offered these wise words:
"In anything that you do there are challenges. Just be you, forget what anyone else tells you, of course people are gonna have good things and helpful things to say but it’s still down to you, you’re at the front of it, you’re in the light. Whatever anyone else does it still comes down to you, so just be strong and battle through."
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