Nakeeba Amaniyea
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Nakeeba Amaniyea


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"Jester Jay's Concert Review"

....Sister Carol's daughter, Nakeeba Amaniyea, for a short, four song set. Like her mother, Amaniyea had a strong stage presence with a positive, joyful vibe. Her vocal sound was rooted in R&B, but she showed off her chops in several styles. On My Jamaica, the dramatic lighting set up a mellow, soulful start. As the song picked up strength, Amaniyea laid down a smooth flow of rap lyrics. On her newer single, Roots Rasta, the music had a faster ska beat and a dancehall energy. The high point of her set, though, was a freestyle rap. She laid down a nice East Coast cadence, but with some of Michael Franti's conscious flow. - Jester Jay

"Nakeeba Amaniyea: A Supernova Star in Jah Galaxy"

"This calendar year has been full of travel, shows and experiences ... but the sweetest blessing that I embraced came from meeting, witnessing and full-joying the emergence of a super-nova star in Jah galaxy! Empress Nakeeba Amaniyea... I felt even more intimately privileged to witness the power of a Father's love and pride as the Empress opened up a new chapter in the legacy and tradition of her iconic Mother, Sister Carol. Blood does indeed follow the vein and this Empress is both a product of nurture and nature and although she rightfully inherited a vocal sound from Mom and striking majestic beauty from Dad, her lyrics, subjects and convictions are all relevant to the immediate times I&I are living in. I sight Empress Nakeeba Amaniyea as a mystic time traveling messenger whose voice echoes the past while her prose deals with the present and whose works will in the future firmly place her in full sight of the world. I urge all the Sistrengths to rally round this emerging artist...." - Tuff Lion - Recording Artist

"Black Cinderella"

"I think my daughter has what it takes to take the reggae torch and run with it. The fans were really into her music and performances," Carol said. "It really surprised me to see a new artiste coming out for the first time and receiving such overwhelming response." Read more: - Jamaica Observer


Latest Single released on ITunes/Amazon - "Roots Rasta"



Early exposure to the music industry only intrigued and enhanced the musical artistry of Nakeeba Amaniyea. The daughter of Grammy nominated and international reggae pioneer, Sister Carol, demonstrated singing and songwriting talents as early as the age of 10. Nakeeba would sing and perform with her siblings on her parents’ “Eastman Sound” in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The weekly showcases would attract both international and locally known artists to perform. As a teenager, she was selected by Noel Alphonso of Noni Musik to be the cornerstone of a new female hip-hop/reggae/R&B group. The group worked on a number of projects, including a modern remake of Althea and Donna’s classic hit “Uptown Top Rankin”.

After the group decided to separate, Nakeeba Amaniyea went on to pursue educational interests while continuing to write and produce her own music. During this time, she worked with the National Basketball Association and attained two Masters degrees in Education and Sports Management. As an educator, Nakeeba Amaniyea is fully committed to the philosophy of Education for Liberation while instilling excellence and self-determination in her students.

Musically, she has collaborated with her mother and numerous artists while entertaining audiences throughout the United States and internationally in France, Spain, and Thailand. Nakeeba Amaniyea’s multi-genre musical expression speaks to her various influences from Studio One Jamaica, Sister, Carol, Peter Tosh, Bob Marley, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Harry Belafonte, Mariam Makeba, Nina Simone, Public Enemy, The Roots, and Lauryn Hill to name a few. She infuses roots reggae, R & B, and hip-hop into an eclectic blend for every listener.

With the submission of her upcoming solo project, Nakeeba Amaniyea will continue to illustrate her passion for using music as a tool for unification and perpetuates the legacy of edutainment established by her predecessors. With such a rich musical heritage as her birthright and an individual commitment to creating her own niche, expect Nakeeba Amaniyea to provide audiences with healing music for the soul, stimulation for the mind, and melodies for the heart.
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