NIKKI NIKKI is a Cambodian songwriter and performer who became famous with the iconic song Home For Dinner. She said, “ I started having an interest in music since I was little. I saw my daddy singing and then I started buying CDs from a market, mostly English songs.”
This creative artist loves listening to sad songs but also enjoys performing fun and romantic songs.
In 2014, she joined Songkites project and despite thinking that she was not capable enough. After learning from other singers, especially Euan Grey, NIKKI NIKKI created her own singing style. “I can sing and be creative. Therefore, I hope all of you don’t think you can do only one thing.”
When asked about the music industry in Cambodia, NIKKI NIKKI said that “In the past, I saw there were copy songs but now there are many original artists producing original songs. But yes, it is still limited.”
In order to make an original, successful song, artists need to be talented, and have a strong commitment and try to find something new to catch audience attention.
In the future, NIKKI NIKKI will produce an original song every 3 months and will try to make her songs appealing to all her fans.
Nikki Nikki will be performing on December 14th at the International School of Phnom Penh, during the Audi International Jazz Festival Phnom Penh.
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