Jazmine Nikao says when she declared war on trauma she had to do it by walking with God!
We had a great time sitting down and kicking it with Jazmine Nikao. We would like to thank her for taking the time out of her busy schedule to do this interview with her.
Be on the lookout and make sure you pray for God to continue to keep using her. Jazmine Nikao has a bright future!
Enjoy Jazmine Nikao Interview:
Where are you from?
Originally from Richmond VA, currently reside in ATL Georgia
Describe your upbringing?
I come from a two-parent home, a driven, hardworking, musically talented yet very authoritative father. My mother was and still is a soft-spoken patient loving mother.
I am the oldest of three siblings and we are all close in age and relationship. I was around a lot of live music because my dad played in a live band. I was the athlete, Ballin since I was 8 years old.
How did you come to Christ, (your salvation story)?
I was 17 years old and my best friend invited me to a game night at her church. From there I began going to church on my own on Sundays. It was there that I excepted Jesus.
The moment was awkward because I was pulled aside un-expectantly but nevertheless my journey with Jesus began.
What was your first introduction to music?
Seeing my dad sing and play with his band.
How did u get into Chh?
I was given a Trip Lee cd after I got saved. Then after graduating high school, I went to a Christian University where I was exposed to more.
How do you feel about Chh as a whole?
I enjoy listening to it, I believe the genre has large potential.
What are the positives?
Sound quality improvements, can feel like a family and a small knit community. Jesus is the center. It is growing.
What are some of the negatives?
As a consumer, I see little bouts of beef or pettiness from consumer to artist. Arguing in comment sections etc But that’s really nitpicking.
When did you know you were called to change lives for God in your music?
Tell us about the single?
The single is called I Declare War and it is a project that reflects a very hard season I walked through in 2019 where I walked with God on truly facing my years of trauma for the first time.
What do you hope people will get out of your music and upcoming projects?
I want people to no longer to make their bed in their trauma, meaning, fight for your freedom.
Who are u listening to that we should be listening too?
I’m all over the place with my music so there is not one person I am stuck on.
Who influenced you the most in music?
Who influenced you the most in life?
Who would you like to work with in the future?
J.Cole, Dee-1, Rapsody
How much have you grown on this project, talent-wise?
I created from a vulnerable place so I’d say I’ve grown quite a bit.
How much have you grown on this project, Spiritually?
On a scale from 1-10, a 10.
How hard is it to separate Ministry from business?
As of right now, I am not sure, I am not there in my career to speak on it.
What is your best advice for this generation?
Pursue true healing for yourself and make that a priority. Don’t just settle for coping.
What’s the best advice you can give an independent artist or label to be successful in the CHH genre?
Pray that God is leading you and be passionate, I personally don’t think there is a formula.
Where can we find your music?
Everywhere music is found, type in Jazmine Nikao
What’s next for you ( tour dates, new releases, etc)?
I am unsure right now. I have high hopes.
How can you be contacted for booking and collaboration?
On your longest day and hardest battle, what scripture do you find strength in?
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV
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