Nish Wadada is a capeverdean descendent singer and songwriter who was born and raised in Rotterdam, Holland. Her voice is distinct of her roots, poetic and tropical. Coming from an ambient of zouk music and world music, she entered the world of reggae in 2004 as a backing vocalist of a reggae band called ‘Delidel Touch’ (NL). Then she moved to her mother and father’s land, the Islands of Cape Verde on the west coast of Mama Africa in 2007 in search of her roots.
Nish continued her interest in reggae music while discovering her essence of being an African Empress and what it is to live in the motherland. Later on Nish joined a reggae band called Kolabeat and soon after she went from loving reggae to living it, taking on a solo career.
In September 2012, with the encouragement of Taking Over Productions (PT), Delmighty Sounds Studio and producer Jah Version in Portugal, she started a project ready to enter the European Roots Reggae and Sound System scene.
During her 2013 & ‘14 summer tour Nish performed at Europe´s biggest festivals as Dour Festival, Exit Festival, Garance Reggae Festival, Rototom Sunsplash, Dub Camp, ReggaeBus Festival & others… alongside Jah Version (Portugal), Salomon Heritage Sound System (France), Channel One Sound System (UK), OBF (FR/Geneva) King Shiloh Sound System (Holland).
Nish recorded a Dub EP called ‘Queens & Kings’ with creator Delmighty Sounds from Lisbon, released in February 2015 including featuring Cedric Myton from The Congos and Matic Horns, released 3 vynils this spring alone: “Jah drives me/ Patience” produced and mixed by Kibir La Amlak for the Salomon Heritage Label (FR), “For you I cry” produced and mixed by DC Dub Creator for the King Shiloh Majestic Music Label (NL) and “Africa” produced and mixed by Delmighty Sounds for the I-Skankers Label (FR). Also coming out soon is her Roots Reggae album called ‘Jah Calling’, recorded with the producers of Microkosmo-Music in Paris, which is due to come out in October 2015.
This summer Nish will be on tour again promoting her released work with shows in France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Holland, Portugal, UK and more…
Stay connected and check out Nish’s Reggae/Dub EP “Queens & Kings” including hits ‘Africa on the Rise´ ft. Cedric Myton (The Congos) & Henry Matic Horns, ´Herbsman Request´ ft. Matic Horns & many more…
For download digital EP “Queens & Kings” : https://delmightysounds.bandcamp.com/album/queens-and-kings
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Soon come More Wadada!!!