Nike'

Nike'

BandPop

My music and sound are strong, melodic, and mixed with slight jazz tones. My songs reflect real life and emotion and are about bringing back the purity of music. My influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Mary J. Blige, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Erykah Badu among others.

Biography

You can catch Nike’ (pronounced nee-kay) entertaining crowds at some of downtown Atlanta’s hottest music venues. Apache Cafe, Urban Grind, The Rialto; Nike’ has blessed them all. The Atlanta raised singer/songwriter has been singing since she was a child. Her music and sound are strong, melodic, and mixed with slight jazz tones. Her songs reflect real life and emotion, “My sound is about bringing back the purity of music.” Her influences include Ella Fitzgerald, Mary J. Blige, Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, and Erykah Badu among others. The artist credits her love of music to her parents. Her father was born and raised in Liberia and her Mother born and raised in Trinidad. Music was a household focus. Nike’ has been writing poetry and songs since about the age of eleven. She also records and arranges her own music and has worked with the likes of Atlanta artists B-5, Blaque, and Lil Zane. Currently working under self-owned Breathe Music Ink, Nike’ writes, arranges and records music for other local Atlanta artists. The company also provides background vocal and live performance assistance, voice over work and commercial audio layouts.

Highlights Include:
Performed the Star Spangled Banner at 2008 WNBA game
1st place prize @ the Bronx First Competition
National Airplay on LiveWirez Radio (Bx. NY.)
Artist article in Spread Magazine

Lyrics

"Say It"

Written By: nike'

(Chorus)
Say you want it, cause you want it, how you want it, when you want it
I'll do it for you
Know I'm on it, bet on it, you want it, I got it
What you want I'll do
Say you want it, cause you want it, how you want it, when you want it
I'll do it for you
Know I'm on it, bet on it, you want it, I got it
What you want I'll do

(Verse 1)
Baby you've got something on your mind, there's no doubt
And I just don't have the time to figure it our
Open your mouth and say it
If there's something you want or something you need
Open your mouth and say it to me

(Chorus) (See above)

(Verse 2)
How can I give you what you need?
If you insist on holding back from me
I wanna grant your wishes, I can keep your secrets
So if there's something you want or something you need
Open your mouth and say it to me

(Chorus) (See above)

(Bridge)
I want to be your shoulder but first you've got to let me in
I want to be the one to hold ya, but first you've got to let me in baby

(Chorus) (See above)

Say It 3:21 (Nike' Togba) Produced by Lee Resnick, Recorded by "Mike" at Diamond Soundz Studios, Bronx, NY. (BMI)

"How It Feels"

Written By: nike'

(Verse 1)
I gave you almost anything.
Love you like it would never change
In return you gave me heart ache and pain
All my tears have abandoned me,
Things I feel you will never see
Where do I start so confused and if you cared I'd tell you

(Chorus)
This is how it feels, it feels like drowing
(Like going under)
This is how it fees, it feels like crying nonstop
This is how it feels, it feels like it's over

(Verse 2)
Maybe I encouraged it
To gain your trust wasn't worth it
But there's no refund for the time that I paid
Thy said you would hurt me
I didn't listen, couldn't believe
Blinded by love all I saw was you
Living a lie, never knew you
(Chorus) This is how it feels, it feels like drowning
(Like going under)
This is how it feels, it crying nonstop

(Bridge)
(All of my love) I gave you all of my love baby
(Was never enough), but it was never enough, never enough baby. Yeah

(Chorus)
This is how it feels, it feels like drowing, like going under
This is how it feels, it feels like crying, nonstop
This is how it feels, it feels like it's over
This is how it feels, it feels like rain.

This Is How It Feels 3:50 (Nike' Togba) Produced by "Ali", Recorded by "Engineer Mike" at Vision Studios, Chamblee, Ga. (BMI)

"Blow Kisses"

Written By: nike'

(Verse 1)
It's been too long now
I've been waiting for the change in you,
But to know avail things are still the same
I just don't know what to do
With you and all you put through, still I stay
What's wrong with me, can't pull free
Must be going crazy, somebody help me
Thought it was heaven sent, but I guess the love went
Bye-bye…goodbye

(Chorus)
Blow kisses, to our love; to his touch
Blow kisses, to sweet messages; to lying next to him
Blow kisses, to his hugs; to oh so much
When the story's been told kiss, your hand and blow

(Verse 2)
With time come changes
Don't know how I thought that we would stay the same
Not living reality
I tried to break the rules when it came to you
But here's the truth no matter what you do
What goes up must come down
What goes around, comes back around
Thought it was heaven sent, but I guess the love went
Bye bye…goodbye

(Chorus)
Blow kisses, to our love; to his touch
Blow kisses, to sweet messages; to lying next to him
Blow kisses, to his hugs; to oh so much
When the story's been told, kiss your hand and blow

(Bridge)
We all fall in love time and time again
Though it might hurt you in the end
Can't give up so you give in
Don't know why yeah
Somehow I'll make it through
I know I tried, but it's over now all I have for you are my kisses

(Chorus)
Blow kisses, to our love; to his touch
Blow kisses, to sweet messages; to lying next to him
Blow kisses, to his hugs; to oh so much
When the story's been told kiss your hand and blow
(repeat hook)

Blow Kisses 3:19 (Nike' Togba) Produced by Beats 365, Recorded by Nike' Togba at Music Ink, Atlanta, Ga. (BMI)

Discography

*Blow Kisses - streaming air play on LiveWirez Radio and Real Talk Live with Zen Blog Radio, released in 2007

Set List

Typical: 3 songs, in this order
Set Time: Approximately 11min

*Say It 3:21
*How It Feels 2:50
*Blow Kisses 3:19