Who is Nicky Genius?
Nicky Genius, whose real name is Nicolas Genest, is a Canadian-born artist, musician, and performer. He has gained recognition for his unique blend of hip-hop, R&B, and pop music, as well as for his captivating live shows. Nicky Genius has been active in the music industry for over a decade and has released several albums, including “Vintage” and “I’m Okay, I Promise.” He has also collaborated with other artists and producers on various projects, further establishing himself as a versatile and creative force in the industry.
Nicky Genius’s Music Style
Nicky Genius, a Zimbabwean singer and producer, has made a name for himself in the music industry, particularly with his latest album, “Ndinokutendai Nei.” In addition to collaborating with several Zimbabwean artists, Nicky Genius has also produced for well-known Jamaican artists. Despite his fame, he remains grounded and doesn’t let it change his personality. He got his nickname, “Genius,” from a friend in Jamaica. The moniker was added to his nickname, “Nicky,” and has since become his professional name.
Nicky Genius’s music style is a fusion of multiple genres, primarily hip-hop, R&B, and pop. His sound is characterized by his smooth and soulful vocals, catchy hooks, and witty lyricism. Nicky Genius’s music often explores themes of love, relationships, and self-discovery, with an emphasis on honesty and vulnerability. His lyrics are relatable, authentic, and often introspective, reflecting his personal experiences and struggles. Nicky Genius is also known for his dynamic stage presence, combining energetic dance moves with impressive vocal performances.
Nicky Genius’s Impact on the Music Industry
Nicky Genius has had a significant impact on the music industry, both in Canada and internationally. His unique sound and creative vision have earned him a loyal fanbase, and his music has been praised by critics for its originality and authenticity. Nicky Genius has also been recognized for his contributions to the industry, receiving awards and nominations for his work. Moreover, Nicky Genius’s commitment to promoting mental health and well-being through his music has made him a role model for many young people.
“In the beginning, I didn’t have any aspirations of becoming a well-known singer and songwriter. My first foray into the music industry was actually as a producer back in 2013. It’s been over a decade now and I’ve gained a wealth of experience in the industry.” Nicky said.
Then continued, “My desire was to become a successful artist, but it wasn’t financially viable for me at the time. It wasn’t until I produced my first song, Vakandimaka, in 2012 that I realized I had a natural talent for music.”
“I discovered music production as a way to support my passion for music since my brother had a laptop. I spent a lot of time learning how to make beats and working with Zimdancehall singer Maffcat. Together, we produced the riddim Hurura MaBhurugwa, which featured popular artists like Ninja Lipsy and went viral.”
“Being active on the internet helped me gain the exposure and connections to sell my beats. As my reputation grew, I began producing Afro beats and this earned me some much-needed income to invest in my own studio equipment.”
“My hard work paid off and I started supplying beats to various international artists, including some in Jamaica. My success extended to the charts, with almost 10 of my songs making it onto the Jamaican charts. This enabled me to finally overcome my financial challenges and I was able to upgrade my studio to a state-of-the-art facility.” He added.
“It was quite a shock to the people in my community when they discovered that I was not only a producer, but also a talented singer. This realization only came about after my music began to trend.” He said with a chuckle.
Association with Winky D: Working with One of Zimbabwe’s Top Musicians
Nicky Genius has worked closely with Winky D, one of Zimbabwe’s top musicians, and the two have collaborated on several projects. Together, they produced the hit songs “Rugare Huya Kuno” and “Chandelier,” which were instant hits and cemented Nicky Genius’s position in the industry.
Of Fame: Staying Humble Despite Success
Despite his growing fame, Nicky Genius remains humble and believes that success should not change a person. He has worked with many big-name artists from around the world but still manages to maintain a down-to-earth attitude.
Hit Song “Loss”: Blending Old and New School Vibes
Nicky Genius’s hit song “Loss” is a blend of old and new school vibes, fusing traditional Zimbabwean music with modern beats. The song became an instant hit and its music video, which features stunning visuals and choreography, perfectly captures the essence of the song.
Latest Album “Ndinokutendai Nei”: Collaboration with Rising Stars
Nicky Genius’s latest album “Ndinokutendai Nei” is a collaborative effort with rising stars in the industry, including Kae Chaps, Ishan, and Holy 10. The album is a reflection of Nicky Genius’s desire to work with new talent and take Zimbabwean music to the next level.
Hobbies: Surfing the Web and Watching Videos
In his free time, Nicky Genius enjoys browsing the internet and watching videos. He finds inspiration in various online platforms and is always looking for new ways to innovate his music.
Nicky Genius’s Future Projects
Nicky Genius continues to innovate and experiment with his music, always pushing himself creatively. He has hinted at upcoming projects that will explore new sounds and themes, and his fans eagerly anticipate what’s next. Nicky Genius’s commitment to authenticity and honesty in his music ensures that his work will continue to resonate with audiences and make an impact in the industry. With his talent and drive, Nicky Genius is sure to be a force in the music world for years to come.
“The videos that I watch are mostly music videos from different countries. I also like to explore other cultures, as this helps me with my music production.” He said.
“My future plans are to open a music school in Zimbabwe that will cater for those who cannot afford to pay school fees. My aim is to give back to the community and to provide an opportunity for those who are interested in music to learn and explore their talents.”
“I also plan to work with more artists in the future and to continue producing music that will inspire people.” He added
Talking about future prospects for Zimbabwe music industry Nicky said, “I believe that Zimbabwe has a lot of talent and I would like to be part of the movement that helps to promote and uplift the music industry in the country.”
“Being a musician is not an easy journey, but if you are passionate and determined, you can achieve your dreams. I would like to encourage all aspiring musicians to keep working hard and to never give up on their dreams. With hard work and dedication, anything is possible.”