After winning MTV Cover of the Month in February 2017, Nikita went on to gain the title of Best New Artist of the Year at the 2017 International Portuguese Music Awards and was announced the winner of The Roxy Launch Project (2017.) Voted Best Musician in the South Okanagan by Okanagan Life Magazine (2015), Nikita's country music’s honest storytelling mixed with a modern pop/rock twist and breathy yet strong vocal harmonies captivate audiences from the vibrant young to the charming old. Adapting her shows from solo, duo, trio to a four-piece band full of rich harmonies, she has entertained in intimate settings to large crowds of regional music concerts such as opening for Paul Brandt and singing with Keith Urban.
-Recorded the 6 track 'Nikita Games' EP at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver BC
-Recorded self titled ‘Nikita Afonso’ album
-Shared the stage with popular country artist Keith Urban
-Sold out concert at Penticton’s 450 seat Cleland Theatre ‘Nikita Afonso and the Offramp Ensemble’.
-Opened for Canadian Country act Paul Brandt at the South Okanagan Events Center a 5000 seat arena
-Graduate of Contemporary Music and Technology, Selkirk College, Nelson, BC
-Featured three consecutive years at Penticton’s annual ‘Peachfest’ (2012-2014)
-International Portuguese Music Awards 'Best Music Video of the Year' (2018)
-Roxy Launch Project winner (2017)
-MTV's Cover of the Month winner (February 2017)
-International Portuguese Music Awards 'Best New Artist' (2017)
-Best Musician in the South Okanagan - Okanagan Life Magazine (2015)
-Canada-wide MusiCounts Fred Sherratt Award (2014)
-Penticton Chamber of Commerce “Young Citizen of the Year” (2011)
-SOWINS “Young Leader of the Year” (2011)