“I fell in love with music from the womb. my mother
was working on her third album when she was pregnant with me. I was
completely surround by music my whole life. It was always the biggest
part of my life, I didn’t feel like I had a choice, which I did and I
still chose music. there was no escaping that.”

When did you start making music?
When I was about 6 years I would sing one song called “you never
know” that I made up myself in the yard while playing. My siblings would laugh and tease me but looking back I think that was the beginning of me creating. But when I truly understood what I was doing and that I wanted to write my own songs was at age 12. It was relieving. At that age you’re always stressing about the smallest things and it was good for me to have somewhere to channel all my emotions and energy. I needed it and slowly it needed me because I couldn’t stop. I was failing in school and I didn’t care because it consumed me.
What is your idea of success?
My idea of success is being happy. As humans we will never be
satisfied but we can be happy. I have ideas of what I think would make
me happy like my career goals, material possessions, family, and
personal and spiritual maturity. I can’t say for sure that I’m going
to believe this 10 years from now but I believe we are as happy as we
allow ourselves to be.
How far to you wish to take your profession?I intend to sell out arenas all over the world and have platinum
records. I intend to reach the highly pinnacle in music that I
possibly can.How were you treated at school?I don’t want to be cliche and say I was bullied but I wasn’t treated really nicely. Kids didn’t seem to like me that much or too much my mother would say. They always thought, I thought I was better than everyone else. Which I never understood. But as I grew older I didn’t really try to make friends, I just stuck to myself and wrote songs during class time.

Eustace Dyer Photography
Eustace Dyer Photography

Tell us … What advice would you give someone pursuing the same path?

I would tell them to work hard. Be belligerent and persistent at all
times. Because there are many talented people in this world but the persons that make the difference are the ones that work while others sleep.

Do you think worldly fame would change you, Being young?

Yes I believe so. How … I’m really not sure because it hasn’t
happened yet. But if my whole life is supposed to change and I stay the same, something would be wrong. Growth and change is inevitable.

So Nailah, what inspires you?

I’m most inspired by situations that I go through in everyday life.
How I feel about a particular person or event or circumstance and
even decisions. My life inspires me.

What is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote would have to be “you can do anything you want, you just have to want to do it” – Sheldon Blackman

Do you read?
No I’m not a big reader but I’m a great listener.

Oh, and Nailah … One more thing

What’s that?

Do you have a boyfriend?

(Chuckles) Yes, I do