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Nadia Rose

“Who does not take risks, does not win” as a life mood. This is the philosophy of Nadia Rose. The British artist decided to take some risks when leaving college and her part-time job to devote herself completely to music in 2015. Risks she also assumed when recording the video for her first hit, “Stations”: filmed in the subway tracks at South London without any authorization. It resulted to be a perfect move and not because of luck, but because of determination and talent. So much talent. The song began to go through the social media and placed her as an emerging figure to follow the track very closely. So much so, that at the end of the following year the BBC included her on their BBC Music Sound of 2017 list along with Anderson .Paak, Jorja Smith or Dave as the new talents that would conquer the music scene that year. And they did not fail in their prediction: the artist from Croydon in just three years has become one of the most relevant figures in British urban music.

In that evolution, “Skwod” has had a lot to do with it: a joyful and powerful hip-hop song published in 2016 and later included in his first EP “Highly Flammable” (2017). A track whose video, shot in a single shot while dancing in the streets of London surrounded by dozens of women, soon became viral with almost ten million views on YouTube. Since its publication, “Skwod” has become a hymn for feminist movements in the UK such as Sisters Uncunt. A song of a woman celebrating other women. Here is the power of music. It was with this issue and with the impact it had when Nadia Rose realized that she was “capable of making timeless music – not just the music that’s here and gone tomorrow,”

Her lyrics and her composing style have not only surprised in the UK, but her talent has also crossed the pond conquering figures like Rihanna, who declared herself a fan of her on Twitter and with whom she has shared composition sessions. There you go! Now, in 2020, Nadia Rose is still willing to continue growing and demonstrating that when it comes to having attitude and make rap and hip-hop, she is the right person we should look for. Her performance in Tomavistas will undoubtedly make a difference and it will be the moment in which we will be able to enjoy live the new music that she has been creating in the last months and that she will publish in a very, very short time. We are looking forward to seeing her on our stage to continue to surprise ourselves and continue to admire her.

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