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Life & Work with Jazmin Nikolé

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jazmin Nikolé.

Hi Jazmin, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I grew up in the country in the small town of Fennville, Michigan, but I always had a dream to be a performer, and I took advantage of every opportunity I got. I am now a singer, songwriter, musician, actress, performer, inspirational public speaker, and model. I’ve been pursuing my passion for the creative arts since I was a child, and have enjoyed my journey immensely. My first big performance took place when I was 16 years old, after I won first place in a local singing competetion and was asked to sing for a few thousand people at our county fair. The following year I had an opportunity to sing for a business convention with over eight thousand people. In my last year of highschool, I landed my first lead role in a musical, and performed multiple shows in the city of Kalamazoo. I have now played the lead female role in 7 musicals. After high school, I attended Western Michigan University, graduated at the top of my class, and received 1st place in the annual Persuasive Speech competition. Shortly after, I travelled throughout Latin America for one year doing social service using my gifts and talents. I have now performed and spoken in 12 countries around the world and have continued my mission to see people inspired and impacted through word, song, and my personal story.

November of last year, I started an indie/neo-soul band with 6 of my siblings called, “Friday School.” We grew up homeschooled and every Friday, we got together with all the kids in the neighborhood and went house to house to learn different subjects that all of our moms taught us. Everything from Sign language & Spanish, to sewing & mechanics, it was the highlight of our childhood for our social life. “Friday School” sums up our childhood. We released our first single last December and will be releasing our next single in April along with a music video. We are currently working on building our brand and online presence and plan to be putting out a lot of content this year.

Last month, I also released my first solo single as a country-pop artist—Jazmin Nikolé. I dropped the music video for my song on my birthday, February 15. I started my own music label, Charis Records, and publishing company, Lionheart Society Publishing, and I’m excited for all this year holds!

 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?

I absolutely struggled to find out what my “message” was at first. I wasn’t fully clear on what set me apart from everyone else. Now I’m extremely clear on that, which is why things have finally started to move forward quickly…

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am passionate about people. Relationships in my life mean a lot to me. I currently am a personal trainer, and I do assisted stretching and massage. I love to see people feel better, look better, and perform better.

I also am a songwriter, singer & actress and get booked for studio writing sessions or am featured in songs and music videos. I am a signed model/actress to an agency in Boise, ID called Urban Talent Agency.

As an artist, I am set apart because of what I have to say. I don’t merely entertain people. My aim is to change people. My hope is that through my music, I can inspire, encourage, and motivate people to shift their mindsets, and reshape their worldviews.

I’m an old school girl with morals and beliefs grounded in a happy home and close family. I want people to envision the lives and relationships they want and then help them make the steps to get there. I want to bring back class in a day and age where it has been tossed out the window.

Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
I believe in making yourself friendly and being open to meeting anyone at any time. One time at a small café in Encinitas, I met a friendly 70-year-old man who ended up being a big time Producer. Had I not made myself friendly, that connection would have passed me by.

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