Over the course of his career Nakia has released several EPs, full-length albums, and appeared on a number of compilations. Click or tap any album cover to listen to the music.
CeeLo Green dubbed Nakia “the next big star.” Rolling Stone called Nakia “a bear who knows how to sing,” and Texas Music Magazine said, “His live performances are akin to a religious experience.” All high praise, for sure, but what it all boils down to is this: “Nakia is the real deal y’all, he’s got some serious soul…” That’s what Sharon Jones had to say after she initiated an impromptu duet with Nakia at a show in Austin, Texas. A consummate performer and band leader, Nakia made a name for himself locally in Austin before being launched into the national spotlight on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ where he made it to the semifinals as a member of CeeLo’s team. Nakia is a two-time Black Fret nominee, a passionate advocate for causes like musician/songwriter rights, mental health, and recovery.