British Gospel Music News: Ni-Cola

Ni-Cola first emerged onto the UK gospel scene in late 2004. Within just a few months Ni-Cola submitted a demo to the Gem Awards, of her soon to be released single titled “Still Here” of which she later received a nomination in 2004 for Best female newcomer. Such an honour and complete shock to the singer who had literally just emerged from Manchester.

Ni-Cola began to play on several key stages in Manchester, building her profile and sharing her faith. The mancunian born singer needs no introduction, she can engage a small intimate crowd or command an auditorium full of people to let go and have a good time in the presence of God. Performing in front of 20,000people in California was a major hightlight in the singers young career, and has helped her to set her goals high. Ni-Cola won the “Best Newcomer” award at the Oasis Awards 2006. In 2010 Ni-Cola received a nomination for both a Dove award for “Best compilation album” (The British are coming), and also “Best female” at the GMA awards. 2012 and 2015 and also a nomination for the Urban Music Awards (UMA's) in 2015 for "Best Gospel Act" she is now flying her MOBO flag high and 2016's bar has been set very high for the award winning singer, who is also the first cousin of X factor finalist Misha B. Since her debut album, Ni-Cola has grown spiritually, musically, and is more confident in who she is. I used to try and fit into a box, when people would invite us to come and perform, but now, I say look, I don’t know what’s gonna happen, just expect the unexpected, we practise yes, we rehearse yes, we sound check yes, but I cannot guarantee that’s what we’ll do, and it’s all over to the Holy Spirit from that moment. Ni-Cola has performed at countless events up and down the country and internationally, from high schools, festivals, concerts, nightclubs, outreaches, Television, Radio and Conferences.