Nomina was born in Plumtree, Zimbabwe, raised in Gaborone, Botswana, and later migrated to Aachen, Germany, to pursue her studies in International Business Administration. The rich fabric of her upbringing combined with the cultural and lifestyle taste of her adopted European homeland has allowed Nomina to incorporate that unique set of musical influences that has allowed her music to resonate with audiences around the globe. From afrobeat, pop, R&B, Amapiano, and beyond, Nomina’s music delivers on every front the memory of Botswana that is never forgotten.
With her new Amapiano-inspired release, dubbed “Rice,” Nomina has indeed announced to the world what a profoundly versatile artist she is. This is one of those epic bangers that lights the fire in the streets as much as in the clubs!
“Rice” is all about the simple acknowledgment of the huge majority of people who depend on this staple food for survival on the one hand and the relentlessly hard-working farmers who produce it in its endless capacity to ensure that it never depletes. This symbiotic cycle of farmer-consumer relationships keeps everyone happy—just as this banger is cheerful!
The skillfully crafted, lively percussions in the intro lay the foundation for the fully-realized and detail-oriented Amapiano melodies to thrive. If you know anything remotely close to this South African-inspired style, then you have a clue as to how physically impossible it is to listen to it without moving!
As the beats flourish with infectious gusto, you are left with no choice but to move with reckless abandon like no one’s watching. Nomina never ceases to amaze as she breathes life into this narrative in a spectra fashion; operating between English, Ndebele, and a bit of Chinese without straining for effect—she’s just a natural!
Her vocals are womanly and captivatingly powerful in a way that reels you in and refuses to let go until the tune is over!
She really does manage to pack a powerful punch with this delivery, which I have no doubt will be unanimously acclaimed by its global audience!
To experience this ethereally fulfilling listening experience; follow the attached link and find a spot for “Rice” under your library!
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