Nia Ekanem

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Tell us a bit about yourself? Nia Ekanem, is a singer whose music has been described as Acoustic Soul, but he prefers the title ‘Organic’. His songs are written straight from the heart and are sweet to the ears while he plays his guitar.

There are a lot of emerging artists in the UK right now. What sets you apart from the rest? At the age of 13, he began learning keyboard before expanding on his musical knowledge by learning other instruments such as the guitar and the drums as the years went by. Despite evidently having the gift of singing, in his teenage years he also had an interest in rap which led to him having memorable performances at renowned venues such as the Indig02 in London and Symphony Hall in Birmingham, amongst many others while in an urban rap ground called L4C. While in L4C, he capitalised on his gift of singing by switching from a rapper/singer into solely being a singer, and when the group disbanded in 2011 he was able to see music as something he was passionate about.

What’s your back-story? Majority of my songs are about an experience, moment I've been through in life and I just try and put it down, as best as I can, in my songs and hope people can relate.

What are you working on at the moment? I recently just release my EP 'It's Your Love EP', which is out on all platforms. Now I am just promoting it, gigging and writing. Come down to a show and say hi :)

What's the first song you remember hearing? John Mayer - Waiting for the world to change

You're in a Karaoke Bar - What's your go to song? Stand By Me by Ben E King

What was the first gig you went to? JP Cooper at the village yard. I actually got an opportunity to perform on stage with him on that night.

Which song do you wish you'd written? Majority of Ed Sheeran and John Mayer's songs haha

Which song changed your life? Sam Cooke - Change is gonna come

Which song would you like played at your funeral? Anything happy.

What song is stuck in your head right now?A song that I wrote this morning :)

What was the first Album you bought? Jay Z Blueprint

Which song made you want to play music? Boy 2 Men - End of the road

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Date Sunday 5 November 2017 at 19:00
Address Backyard Comedy Club, Cambridge Heath Road, London, United Kingdom, E2 0EL
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