Nicole Zefanya (born 24 January 1999), known professionally as NIKI, is an Indonesian singer, songwriter, and record producer. She is currently based in the United States and signed with the record label 88rising.
Zefanya’s music was influenced by her favorite pop, folk, R&B and indie artists, including Taylor Swift, Boyz II Men, Destiny’s Child, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Kirk Franklin, and Aaliyah. She grew up exposed to music as her mother sang church gospel music as a backup singer. Zefanya has also said that she listens to and is influenced by all musical genres. She cites growing up in Indonesia as influencing her worldview, and in turn, her music.
Early life and career
Zefanya was born on 24 January 1999 and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. At nine years old, Zefanya taught herself how to play the guitar. At 13, she began writing original music. Although her music is partially influenced by her mother, who exposed Zefanya to soul, gospel, and 1990s’ R&B like Destiny’s Child and Aaliyah when she was young, Zefanya’s earliest original music skewed towards the folk and indie genres.
At 15, she was the opening act for Taylor Swift’s The Red Tour in Jakarta after winning a competition arranged by Swift and the ice cream brand Wall’s, called Ride to Fame. Zefanya maintained a YouTube channel throughout her teenage years, on which she uploaded original songs and covers, which were eventually released on Spotify under the name Nicole Zefanya.
In 2017, Zefanya moved to Nashville, Tennessee to study music at Lipscomb University. She released two singles, “See U Never” and “I Like U” under the American mass media company 88rising as an artist under their label. She released the song “Vintage” in May 2018 as the first single for her debut extended play, Zephyr.
On April 24, 2019, Zefanya released a visualizer of her single titled “lowkey” from her album Nicole, which would become one of 88rising’s most popular videos uploaded on its Youtube channel.
In September 2020, Zefanya released her debut album, Moonchild. In December 2020, Zefanya released “Hallway Weather”, a holiday single. On 12 August 2022, Zefanya’s second album, Nicole, was released.
Niki parents are Mr and Mrs Zefanya.
At this moment, she has not shared any information about her parents or siblings on social media or in public.
Husband and Children
Niki Zefanya is currently single and not in an open relationship for now. She is also not yet married.
Niki has no kids for now.
Niki Zefanya has an estimated net worth of around $650, 000 – $1.5 million.
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