A strong advocate for inclusion and increasing diversity within the creative arts industry, Ngaio has been working on making the music scene more accessible through DJ collective Booty Bass which was started in 2018 as a way to provide a platform for more female DJ’s and speaks honestly about her experience as a mixed race female in her recent Ep – We Fly.
Since going freelance she’s been working with Artspace Lifespace, Loco Klub and Invisible Circus as their Inclusion Officer where she began a series of dinners engaging local promoters and venues to look at how to work together to Halt Harassment. Recently consulting with live events and festival teams on how to be more inclusive with Community Resolve, 2017 also saw her join the Black Girl Convention team.
After helping to organise the Black Lives Matter march in Bristol she began exploring ways to reclaim space as a black woman through music, art, discussion and journalism looking at how to make the arts accessible for marginalised groups.
Aside from her inclusive work, Ngaio works as a writer having written many opinion pieces as a columnist for Bristol 24/7 as well as music reviews. 2020 will see her exercising her artistic reviewing skills alongside her travel writing whilst covering the Lagos Theatre Festival for the British Arts Council in February.