Peer to Peer With Nikki Z
Nikki Z, the self-driven and hard-working media personality is keeping listeners tuned in to her worldwide syndicated program “Nikki Z Live” on the Bridge 99FM in Jamaica.
As creator and producer of her show, she has garnered the interest of companies like Comedy Central, FUBU Y2G, B.E.T to name a few. Recently Nikki hosted DJ Cassidy and his televised special Pass The Mic – Jamaica Edition.
VP: How did you get your start in the business?
NZ: I got my start by a man name Donovan Longmore in Hartford CT. I always had interest in entertainment but it was through him I hosted my first stage show as well as my first time on air. It was love at first broadcast.
VP: What was your first notable project?
NZ: My first notable project was being the first female to host a Caribbean show on a commercial urban radio dial in Connecticut. A radio station called Jamz 910.
VP: What was your first breakthrough
NZ: My first notable achievement was moving to Jamaica as a virtual unknown with $2,000usd and a hope, wish and a dream. Then turning that dream into a reality.
VP: what are you working on now/ next?
NZ: My current project I don’t want to talk to much about. But I will say it’s time to unite bands around the world who are waving the reggae flag. Reggae has been divided to long. I hope to bridge a little gap for that. I want to push and elevate our industry in any way I can and it wouldn’t hurt to do some traveling while I do it.
VP: What songs are you listening to on Spotify / Apple Music / Pandora / Audiomack?
NZ: Currently I am loving the new talent on the road Fyah Roiall, Inezi, Skaii, Zac Jones. Aside from that my streams are mainly Koffee, Chronixx, Protoje, Lila Ike, Sevana, Teejay, Govana and a whole heap of Old School (laughs)!