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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 😳 also, don't be thrown by the lack of artwork there, we're looking into it)
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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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πŸ“Έ @charleywilliamsphoto
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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There's so much I wish you could've been here for this year. 3 years go by so fast. We miss you Zana πŸ–€

My big sister
Twin sister to look at
You know the nurse thought I was older than you
If you were awake you would have laughed
I did, on your behalf
But the sound was hollow and rude.

This version of you wont be the face of my memories
I'll remember you the way that you should be
Vibrant and proud
unapologetically loud
Standing tall and bold above me.

Walking with your head high,
I never saw you cry until that first time
When the pain was too much
Realising we'd run out the clock
And time was no longer on our side.

My big, bold, beautiful sister
You make me walk taller every day
I'll always have needed you longer
But the time we had bonded us stronger
Than we were yesterday
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