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Pretty astounded that our #Blackbird performance has been picked as one of the favourite's of 2019 πŸ˜±πŸ™ˆ Thank you! πŸ–€ #Repost @sofarsoundsbristol ・・・
The results are in! Check out the link in our bio to watch our favourite Sofar videos of 2019, featuring Bristol's very own @ngaioanyia! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ #sofarsounds #sofar #sofarbristol #secretshows #secretshow #secretgigs #secretgig #houseconcert #livingroomshow #concerts #music #musiconinstagram #instamusic #livemusic #liveshow #musiclovers #quietmusic #community #globalcommunity #unplugged #myhappyplace #instagood #instamusic #musicofinstagram #humansofig #humansofinstagram #instapeople #peopleofinstagram #peopleofig
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IT'S THE BIG 30 and I feel exactly like THIS 😝😝😝 Took a week out in the country surrounded by my nearest and dearest to enter into the next decade wiser as well as older. .
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I've been looking forward to being 30 for LONG because like a fine wine I am getting better by the year. Big ups to the 30 crew, I'm one of you now GEDDIT GEDDIT GEDDIT!!! .
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Also Happy Birthday to my fellow Saggi and musical maestro @abomic_tom going in on the moog in this clip who also aged this week 🧑🧑🧑🧑 .
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I'm gonna be celebrating @briscobristol tomorrow with the @bootybassdj crew if you wanna join for a birthday boogie πŸ’ƒπŸ½
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I've been pretty quiet since the launch but trust me it is because there is WORK being done behind the scenes!!! Over the past couple of weeks I've been working on new music, sorting out a booking system for when my music lessons start in January (book via ngaiomusic.com) getting my websites up to scratch so I can get back to writing, visiting London for @reprezentradio w/ @blahzayvanguard , running a @bootybassdj workshop & mixed race discussion group @blackgirlcon and prepping for the @artofinclusionbristol How to Halt Harassment : Implementing Policy meeting tonight where we're presenting a framework to venues and promoters on how to handle complaints and hold harassers to account.
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It has been A LOT and I am pretty exhausted but after @sampa_the_great yesterday (review up on ngaioanyia.com now) and my 30th birthday shubz round the corner I'm energised to see what 2020 has in store. Starting with this happy announcement... .
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March next year I'll be performing at one of my favourite Bristol venues - @stgeorgesbris - as part of their #ListeningRoom series. All acoustic I'll be playing songs old and new with some talk about their origins inbetween. Really looking forward to this one 😊 Tickets available via their website now! πŸ“Έ @todayimbobbi πŸ’™πŸ’™
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#singer #songwriter #mixedrace #spokenword #triphop #blues #jazz #soul #harmony #bass #drums #percussion #african #rhythm #latin #mood #blackgirlmagic #blackpolitics #identity #music
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#tbt to @sofarsoundsbristol @sofarsounds at @locoklub performing #blackbird πŸ’—

Full video on IGTV/Fb feed - tune into @reprezentradio tomorrow where I'll be talking to @blahzayvanguard about We Fly out now on @saffronrecords 😊
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#singer #songwriter #mixedrace #spokenword #triphop #blues #jazz #soul #harmony #bass #drums #percussion #african #rhythm #latin #mood #blackgirlmagic #blackpolitics #identity #music
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I'm listening to this on @bandcamp
feeling next level proud of myself, the band and the label @saffronrecords for putting this out. It has been a fucking journey and an intense one at that (http://smarturl.it/NgaioWeFly)
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Putting out music this personal is in no way easy but I'm glad it's out there. I got this artwork done by the amazing @sophiebass_illustration 2 years ago and I've kept it for this because I KNEW one day I would write something strong enough to behind it.
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PLEASE let me know which songs you're feeling and why/what your connecting with or if there's any parts you want to talk about.
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Like #Blackbird I want these songs to be the initiations of conversations. To talk about the things that matter and support each other, navigating through difficult conversations.
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#singer #songwriter #mixedrace #spokenword #triphop #blues #jazz #soul #harmony #bass #drums #percussion #african #rhythm #latin #mood #blackgirlmagic #blackpolitics #identity #music
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She's out!!!! #WeFly is officially out on all your listening platforms. (Follow smarturl.it/NgaioWeFly )
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There's so much I could say about all these songs but for now I'm going to save it until the live podcast at the launch tonight with @nessamariaw . To say I am proud would be an understatement. I feel like this is the beginning of a new chapter and I'm so ready πŸ’ͺ🏽
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Thank you to everyone who's listened so far (100 streams pre 9am say @spotifyuk 😳)
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I'm going to be getting ready for the launch now. I'm SO excited to play these songs live for you this evening. First 50 people get a FREE cocktail courtesy of @rbma Ticket link in bio. Thank you @saffronrecords for giving me the opportunity to do this. Together, We Fly πŸ•ŠπŸ’œ
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#singer #songwriter #mixedrace #spokenword #triphop #blues #jazz #soul #harmony #bass #drums #percussion #african #rhythm #latin #mood #blackgirlmagic #blackpolitics #identity #music
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***SOUND ON***
The opening track of my EP, We Fly, Hail Mary, was written about using your voice even when it would be easier to be quiet. Taking chances and sparking conversations. My mum is the original Hail Mary; she's always seen difficult conversations as just that - difficult, but not impossible. There have been times I wished she could leave something alone for ease, but she doesn't - she takes a stand for things she believes in and she passed that onto me.
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I love the country, bluegrass blues feel of Hail Mary. When I listen to it, it makes me think of happy defiance and dancing like nobody's watching. Being proud and confident in what you have to say and not being easily silenced. Hail Mary is about upsetting the apple cart when truths are needed, and being allowed to do so. It's about being heard as well as being seen.
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New blog post now up on ngaiomusic.com - we'll be playing this one on Friday @locoklub - ticket link in the bio!
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Lewk: @sittinprettyofficial @ceeceesclosetnyc
#bristol #singer #songwriter #song #songs #vocalist #singersofinstagram #vocalists #music #expression #musical #musician #uk #southwest #jazz #blues #bluegrass country #experimental #soul #soulmusic
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