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NIA is a Philadelphia-based Alternative R&B artist and creative entrepreneur.

She was born in Queens, New York to Trinidadian parents. She started songwriting at the age of 7 under the influence of artists such as Sade, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, with further influences of Calypso and Soca music. By her junior year of high school, she was already cutting her teeth as a music producer; this was at the same time she started to find her authentic voice.

 

Primus spent her early childhood in Trinidad & Tobago. She eventually moved back to New York, then to Pennsylvania; later attending Shippensburg University. During her time there, NIA began to perform and collaborate with other artists; in her senior year, she created her record label, Chill Room Records. 

 

After moving to Philadelphia, she assembled her live band, The Chill Room Band. With her 4-piece (sometimes more) live band, she has graced many stages displaying somber sounds accompanied by enchanting arrangements.