Nicole Christine Coote known professionally as “Niqa Mor” (pronounced knee-kah more) is a New York raised songstress/songwriter. Born to parents of Jamaican and West Indian descent, her mother, Tanya Holt, a well-renowned cabaret singer, introduced Niqa to the world of music at the age of three.
“I would go with my mother to her music workshops and run up on stage to sing with her, I’ve wanted to be a singer for as long as I can remember.” She began songwriting at the age of 8. “I like to write from personal experiences, I believe that it is easier to connect with an audience when you are telling stories from the heart.”
Niqa gained exposure after opening for R&B sensation Omarion, walking in Kanye West’s 2016 Yeezy Season 3, having her music featured on Tyler Perry's "Sistas" as well as the success of her "Thursday Night" EP. Her influences include Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Christina Aguilera, Aaliyah, Selena, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and more. Niqa's approach to music is showing the world that music is constantly evolving and being reinvented in new and creative ways.
She's currently working on her debut project set to release this fall and is excited to showcase her growth as an artist.