2017 has been a good year for NXVA. After a one year sabbatical from releasing music, the 22 year old rapper/producer from Auckland has found a home under stage lights, performing at Ammonation’s release party, Merci Motel showcase 003 and Ourhouse music festival.
The overcast skies of Auckland’s western limits are a far cry from the heated streets of Retreat, Capetown where NXVA grew up in, but they have become a steady influence in his music. Moving here at 16 years old bought a change of culture and a change in direction for NXVA as he drew a new path and forged a home in New Zealand. His story is one of ambition, rejection and resilience – sentiments that echo throughout his music, leaving the listener with a resounding inspiration drawn from a refreshingly honest take on finding one’s feet.
As Ammonation’s newest recruit, NXVA is the man to keep an eye on. His first EP- ‘Shock value’ is available on all platforms from November 28th.