Nailah Blackman

Spotlight on Nailah Blackman

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Nailah Blackman is a Trinidadian soca songstress who began making entertainment headlines back in 2017. The singer is renowned for her smooth, high-pitched vocals and vibrant, upbeat lyrics that bring out the best qualities of soca music. Her songs are all about Trinidadian culture, enjoying life, and bold creative expression of individuality.

Music has always been a part of Nailah’s life, as she hails from a prominent artistic family; her grandfather Garfield Blackman was a jamoo and soca musician, and her mother Abbi Blackman sang calypso. One of her greatest goals is to live up to the Blackman family name.

At just 25, Nailah has already had an astonishingly successful career. 2017 was her golden year, when she released her breakout hit song, Work Out, featuring Kes the Band; a song successful enough to take her to the final of the International Soca Monarch competition. She then put out another hit song, Baila Mami, featuring Jamaican artist Shenseea.

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Since then, Nailah has continued to feature prominently in Trinidadian soca music with hit songs like Badishh, We Ready, and Together We Reign. In 2022, she released her album, Teknique, and in 2023 continues to entertain fans with new releases such as Come Home and Rum & Raisin.

Nailah has already achieved international recognition after being nominated in 2018 for the Best New International Act award by BET. She also won the Best New Soca Artiste award at Jamaica’s Your View awards and the Groovy Soca Female of the Year award at the International Soca Awards.

Catch Nailah performing in London at Vibes with Voicey on Thursday 24 August and Oui Fete on Saturday 26 August.

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