On June 30, Barbadian artiste NIKITA took to the stage in Philadelphia, with the Barbados flag in hand, for her first international performance at the Caribbean Heritage Multicultural Event at Fairmont Park.
The songstress performed three of her five tracks which have been released for Crop-Over 2013. Audience members were seen waving miniature Barbados flags as they grooved to the songs Hello which was released for Carnival 2013, written by Zan and produced by Neil Bernard; Now Is The Time written by Peter Ram and produced by Monstapiece Inc. and, Feeling Good which was written by NIKITA and Anderson Blood Armstrong, and produced by Reddhead Productions.
NIKITA shared the stage with big names such as Fayann Lyons and Jamaican Dancehall artist Gyptian.
Manager Leah Marville said it was a proud moment for the artist and Barbados, as in such a short space of time after making the decision to take a new approach to her music career and to come under management, the artist is realising her goals each step of the way.
She now has six songs, worked with some of Barbados’ most influential artists, and seen her first international performance. Her manager says that this is just the tip of what they hope to accomplish as a team.
“NIKITA is not only very talented, but focused, and I have no doubt that she will achieve all that she hopes to, and take the international stage by storm,” Marville stated.
The artist is scheduled to return home to promote her latest release with soca giant Rupee titled, On Parade. NIKITA is the lone female in the South Central camp which handles her bookings. Her music, including her collaboration with Kirk Brown, can be found on www.facebook.com/nikitasings