5 minutes with.... RnB singer, Kyla Nicole
Kyla Nicole is a RnB singer/songwriter with no less than 5 radio chart toppers, including All Around The World, her single that went straight to Nr 1 on YFM. We sat down with the singer to get to know her a little better.... Take a look.
1) Describe yourself in 5 words?
Honest, considerate, funny, loyal, creative.
2) What are you currently up to, career-wise?
Music is always the main focus. I’ve also got a baking business where we supply healthy plant-based products around JHB. But the aim is to drop a ton of material and write till I can’t no more. Ever expanding. Ever growing.
3) What was your childhood like?
My childhood, I think around 80% of it was spent outside climbing trees, always following my
older brothers around. I was definitely a little tomboy. Completely obsessed with music.
4) When did you first discover a love for the entertainment industry?
The love for music always existed. Everyday my parents made sure we were surrounded by
music (all the good Motown stuff). My love for writing lyrics/songs came at around 10 or 11.
And after that I was on stage or behind the scenes most of my childhood, dancing in, or
managing dance crews. I think once I figured out I could potentially earn money from my
biggest love and passion, it’s been a never ending journey.
5) Who are you when you’re simply at home, on a Sunday afternoon?
Sweats, good food, old school R&B/Soul classics, gotta have a good pair of socks on too. Sundays are for soul food. My Sunday playlist may sound like it belongs to a Motown lover in their 70, but ey, it goes in!
6) Who do you admire within the South African entertainment industry, and why?
First to come to mind would be HHP (RIP). In my opinion he was way ahead of the game
lyrically and musically. The way he took old songs and brought them back to life with a South
African feel.… What a talent. And timeless.
7) How do you deal with negative criticism?
I feel like if I can learn something, or take a lesson from everything and everyone, even if it’s
how not to behave/act, then I’m winning. I will always hear people out. But at the end of the
day I’ll never please everyone. So, I do my best and for me that’s good enough. Being at peace with yourself, your craft, whatever you put forward, criticism is most important. When you know your truth, there’s not much that can throw you off.
8) Who is your role model and why?
There isn’t a specific person that comes to mind. To be honest, I look up to and respect
anyone that is kind to others and anyone that can give without expectation. Any person that
can show love, respect to ALL no matter their race, gender, situation or background, is my role model.
9) Where’s the most interesting place you have travelled to and why?
I think there’s something so magical about exploring our own soil. We have so much hidden
beauty. Like for example Venda. Spending time at the villages with the locals. The waterfalls.
10) What motto or words do you live by?
“As you think, so shall you be.”
11) We all know that the media doesn’t always get all their info correct, what is the strangest thing you have read about yourself that wasn’t true?
There hasn’t been anything that I can remember, but let’s not jinx that.
12) What is the most memorable tweet you have received or been tagged in?
I think getting the notification on twitter when my first single dropped on radio and Dj fresh
did the debut. That was quite special.
13) In your career, you get to meet a wide variety of people. Who was your most
Every creative I’ve met thus far has been an inspiration in some way or another, so it’s really
difficult to highlight only one.
14) I am sure you have encountered a few fans along the way, what has been your favourite fan encounter?
It’s a special feeling when something that’s so near and dear to my heart can be appreciated
by someone else. As artists we leave our hearts on a track, on a page. I know I’m at my most
open and vulnerable, so any love I get is always really special.
15) Did you always see yourself in the entertainment industry, or did you have different dreams as a child?
It’s been music from the beginning. I was never the child walking around singing or fighting
for the limelight, but I always had my headphones on writing lyrics, every day.
16) What has been your most challenging decision in your career thus far? What made it so
As an independent artist you face challenges every day. For me it’s just separating the
emotional side of music and creating with the business side. It’s not easy to find that balance, but important.
17) Everyone harbours a pet peeve. What is yours?
People chewing loud, with their mouth open, or making weird sounds by my ears. I TRIP.
Rude or racist people.
18) Final Question. If you could choose any superhero to play on a big budget Hollywood production, who would you play?
Does Kung Fu Panda Count? ��
a) Favourite chocolate?
b) Favourite TV show?
Ancient Aliens or Shark Tank.
c) Favourite movie?
Hmm… anything Happy Madison.
d) Favourite Travel Item?
e) Favourite Clothing Brand?
f) Favourite childhood memory?
Wow, I have many. But a favourite would be standing in front of the hifi at night with my
brothers singing our hearts out, while my dad taught us breathing control and all the ins and
outs. And my mom sitting on the couch watching us.
g) Your Woman Crush Wednesday?
h) Favourite holiday destination?
Anywhere by the ocean.
i) Favourite sportswoman?
j) Must have fashion accessory?
Sneakers and dope socks.
k) Favourite drink?