Winner of Best New Talent at the International Portuguese Music Awards (2017), MTV Cover of the Month February and voted Best Musician in the South Okanagan by Okanagan Life Magazine (2015), Nikita's music speaks to the heart and touches the soul. It has a familiarity that resonates within one’s self. The folky melodies and honest lyrics mixed with breathy yet strong vocals captivates audiences from the vibrant young to the charming old. She is professional, creative and enjoys performing for crowds of all sizes adapting her shows from a duo, trio to a five piece band full of rich harmonies. She has entertained large crowds of regional music concerts and festivals, as well as the tourists and guests of wine tasting shops and intimate dining restaurants. She is a great role model, who continues to draw new fans with every performance.
-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)
-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)