The soca singer and songwriter, hosted her Artform concert event at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, in New York on Sunday afternoon. She would prove that the right concept and team, coupled with a myriad of hits and of course, a sprinkling of the right entertainers, are truly all that’s needed to cement any good artiste’s name in the history books.
Undeniably one of the most adored female Caribbean entertainers of this time, Nadia’s work ethic over the past few years, has been consistent, hard and fast. Together with her team, which includes her partner, producer, Don Iko George of Martian Music, the ‘So Long’ singer not only delivered on Sunday, but she delivered with poise and grace.
The event kicked off at 2pm and by 6pm, the crowd had gathered at the venue, ready to party with their Caribbean sweetheart. Taking the stage earlier in the evening were Jonnelle Manwarren and Anika Berry- each doing an amazing job with powerful vocals and energized stage performances. Later, fans would welcome the likes of Tempa, Ronnie McIntosh, Superblue, Destra, Adam O and Lyrikal. Nadia herself was a sight to behold when she made her way to the stage prior to some of the other performers. Donning a gold colored suit with puffed shoulders, she dazzled on stage. She’d come ready to bring the house down and that she did. Her band too, proved effective – bringing big vibes to the venue and backing each artiste effectively.
Veteran soca king, Austin Superblue Lyons was a part of this year’s lineup of artistes for Artform, and as he ended his set, he showered Nadia with praise for being one of the women in Soca, who has effectively carried the torch. “For flying the flag of Trinidad and Tobago through the Caribbean, pushing Soca and soon they will know soca is one of the best music in the world,” said Super, before adding “one of the queens flying the flag is Nadia and I want you to know this…” he expressed, before serenading the artiste with his song, “To Love Somebody.”