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"Apparently all good things take awhile"

Apparently all good things take awhile, finally Niko will be played on the Local Lightning Spotlight this Thursday, October 13 at 2:40pm and 8:40pm. I don't know what cut was chosen but it really doesn't matter, they are all good.
Ken Austin
Lightning 100.1
Nashville TN
- Lightning 100.1 Nashville TN

"Niko's music released with book nationally"

... - Maui Media

"NIKO wins 1st place at USA World Showcase at Las Vegas MGM Grand!"

NIKO wins 1st place at USA World Showcase at Las Vegas MGM Grand!

On October 22nd, I competed in a talent competition and won first place for “Best Original Song”! The competition aired nationally on the PAX television network on January 7th, 2006.

“You have a unique style, Niko. You sing with a passion that is a perfect match to your highly emotional material. To make it big in any aspect of entertainment, you have to have that special quality that can only be described as "it". In my opinion, you have "it" in spades. You have the talent, the charisma and the look. You have the passion and the sincerity. You have everything it takes, and I believe that you will be a HUGE star. It is not a matter of if, only a matter of when. And when I see you performing "Love" on the Grammy’s, and it comes time to give your acceptance speech as the "Best New Artist" of the year, don't forget to give me a little shout out from the stage! I'll be listening...”
Paul Allen
The Platters
(competition judge) - USA World Showcase (Las Vegas)

"Niko is a pioneer of a new breed of emerging artists and musicians in the world."

“Niko and "Love" cannot be described in a few words. His life, his art, and his music are like an abstract painting filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered. There is a dynamic tension in his work revealing the divine nature and the human nature, creating a paradox that will challenge you. His project "Love," ushers in a new sound of unforced harmonization which cannot be logically analyzed or contained in a box. His work is refreshing in that it has no element of fear leaking through it. Once you have tasted of his work and his life, not only will you want more of it, you may be left with a desire to discover your own unique gifts and talents. Niko is a pioneer of a new breed of emerging artists and musicians in the world.“
Karen Johnson, Nashville Tennessee
Olive Tree Connections - Olive Tree Connections

"On Saturday Auguest 13th 2005, Niko competed in a spoken word / voice competition downtown Nashville and placed 1st for voice!"

On Saturday Auguest 13th 2005, Niko competed in a spoken word / voice competition downtown Nashville and placed 1st for voice! The event was put on by Sweet Verse Productions. It was more oriented around a Def Poet's Jam vibe and the judges were part of the Def Poet's Jam clan. They judged not on style but rather on originallity, passion, presence, content, etc.

"Dearest Niko, I knew that you would come into "our spoken word world" and take over greatly! Your spirit is led...and you were the perfect vessel to break down barriers and gently force the masses to acknowledge your gift and your presence. You were an "agape" cross over and there was not a face in the room that could deny that "Niko" was there to spread blessings and goodness! I am honored to even know you, dear friend! God Bless your vision and continually guide your hand!"
Rene Reyes, Nashville Tennessee
Sweet Verse Productions - Sweet Verse Productions


debut release CD/DVD "Love"


Feeling a bit camera shy



In 2004, Niko released his debut Indy album, entitled “LOVE”…a CD/DVD set that included documentary footage of the young artist’s journey – both in pursuing his life’s calling and creating the music.

LOVE received great critical reviews, and NIKO began to develop a small but loyal fan base around the world. Heralded as “pure” and “refreshing”, listeners of all ages were touched by a wide range of musical styles, from infectious pop-rock, to ethereal and soul-wrenching introspection.

Although several major labels showed interest and found Niko “intriguing”, all shied away from commercial release, fearing that the diversity of material might “confuse” fans.

Niko, undaunted in his vision, continued to create music. Developing an unmistakable, yet unclassifiable sound, the catalog of finished masters continued to grow…along with a worldwide base of fans that were inspired by the poetic and passionate artist and his purity of vision.

In 2007, inspired by a trip to a world music conference in Cannes France, Niko and his management radically decided to remove the one obstacle that temporarily stood between the artist and his dream of sharing a message of hope and love with the world…money.

Through the miracles of modern technology, Niko and his fans began to distribute 20 of his most loved songs – again from romantic pop ballads to dreamy and ethnic instrumentals – for FREE…no strings attached, other than a request to share in the vision…and “play it forward”.

Today, the fan mail pours in from around the world…literally by the tens of thousands. People from Europe to Asia, from the Middle East to Australia, and across the US continue to respond to the music and message with the same passion that Niko poured into creating it.

You are invited to to share in the vision!