Rarely can one find artists who continue to generate organic music and artistry despite our increasingly superficial world. While many artists may be content to depend their career entirely on mainstream trends that are sure to garner views and traction, Nikita Afonso has made it her mission to create songs that provoke human emotion. She has taken her love of country music and made it her own, incorporating modern components and inspirations from her favourite artists, Lennon Stella and Sasha Sloan, to name a few. Like the world, Nikitas's artistry is continuously evolving, and yet, she maintains the quintessential elements of classic songwriting, moving listeners and putting music to emotions we have all felt and know. Her words and voice have enchanted audiences worldwide; the mesmerizing blend of pop and rock has allowed her opportunities to open for country star Paul Brandt, share the stage with the iconic Keith Urban, and awarded her countless accolades. Despite several international awards under her belt, Nikita's career continues to transcend across genres, particularly with the release of her highly acclaimed singles, Holy, My Heart, and House on A Mountain.
Nikita's music is available on all major streaming platforms.
Social Media Stats:
-Over 17,000,000 YouTube views (with own channel, 2k subs, and The Safehouse Project, 143k subs)
-Over 1,000,000 Spotify streams in 2020 with over 30,000 monthly listeners (Nikita Afonso, Nikita Games, The Safehouse Project)
-Over 8000 followers (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube)
-Recorded a 3 song EP collaboration with shye. titled 'A Guide to Moving On'
-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 'Song of the Year' for song I Don't Think I'm Doing This Right with Ty Falcoa (2021)
-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)
“Oh, how we’ve needed Nikita Afonso in 2019! The country-tinged pop singer is back with a vengeance on latest single ‘Holy, My Heart’, a powerful and heartbreaking pop song. The thing that Nikita creates so perfectly is atmosphere.”
“‘Holy My Heart’ is the latest release from Canadian singer/songwriter Nikita Afonso. The track showcases Nikita’s incredible vocal control at the forefront, backed with smooth and rhythmic guitar. Nikita’s strong but breathy vocals captivate the listener and provide a vibrant flair that keeps the us wanting more.”