Leaders are born out of strife. C.Nichole, a singer-songwriter, published author, and non-profit founder, decided to devote her creativity to changing the mindsets of how Pan Africa is viewed. Pan Africa includes people of African descent all over the world. Texas-born C.Nichole teamed up with Jamaican producer GHSTKNTE to create the genre: Tribal Trill, which is Southern American beats with African grooves and percussion. Not being a fan of the repetition of songs about killing, sex, and drugs by people of African descent, C.Nichole writes Pan African history into songs while also giving listeners something they can vibe to. Paying homage to Pan African Think Tank, the non-profit she founded, C.Nichole sees the music project as a way to make Pan Africa see their worth, be proud, and push themselves forward in a positive way. With C.Nichole still being in her 20’s, she released her first album, Coup d’Etat, in 2014 under her genre of Urban Pop and several EP’s after that. She has authored two books, “American Presidential Parties: Their Relevance to People of African Descent” and “The Reign: Africa.” Her travels to 90+ countries led her to become a Pan-Africanist, citing her non-profit’s mission to bridge the gap between Africa and the African Diaspora through Pan African forums that assist with research as a means to collectively advocate.
The first single off Volume 1 is “GHETTO,” which pays homage to everything people outside of the culture calls’ ghetto’ but is not and never was; over an upbeat Tribal Trill sound mixing Afropop, Jamaican grooves and American R&B. “No one can tell you what you’re supposed to be. It’s in our culture. It’s our ancestry. Don’t let ’em tell you it’s ghetto no no…”
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