Nikki Z has always been known as a strong minded, opinionated, controversial, DJ / Radio and media personality. This however, didn’t happen overnight, at the age of 17 she joined the army and was stationed in Fort Bliss, TX which included a 6 month tour in Saudi Arabia. Shortly after, Nikki Z was introduced to college radio, which lead to her landing a position on Jamz 910 the only Hip Hop station in CT at the time. She remained with Jamz until they eventually changed their format due to the growing use of FM signals.
Always on the go she ventured to NYC where she did field production work for BET’s “Turn Style”, audience coordination for Comedy Central ‘s Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and also appeared in the infamous Rick James episode on The Dave Chappelle Show. Nikki Z eventually was hired at Power 104 fm to work as a board operator for the infamous Wendy Williams Radio show. With hard work and determination she worked her way from board operator and late night broadcaster to doing mid days 10-2 pm Mon-Fri on Power 104.
Ever looking for opportunity for growth Nikki Z made the decision to branch out of the place in which she grew up and venture over to the land she loves… Jamaica. With her already strong links and network Diva Nikki Z was introduced to Zip 103fm a budding station on the island and also Hype T.V Jamaica’s leading video television network at the time. In less than 1 year Nikki Z went from being a virtual unknown on the beautiful island to being 1 of the top rated radio/media personalities. Nikki Z always working and looking to grow, produced one of Jamaica’s biggest Dancehall artist, Mavado’s hit song “Don’t Cry” which is featured on his debut album Gangsta For Life.
Dubbed ‘The Queen Of Caribbean Media’ Nikki Z not only hosts the fastest rising morning show in the Caribbean, she is now the Vice President of the leading distribution company on the island, Hapilos Distribution. Always in demand you may have seen ‘Nikki Z’ hosting events like Best Of The Best (Miami), Sting, 9Mile, Bermuda Cup Match, Flow Road Show, Irie Jamboree (New York), Reggae Sumfest, Rebel Salute, Bacchanal Jamaica Series, Welcome To Jamrock Cruise, Carnivore Live (Nairobi, Africa), Pepsi Refresh Tour to name a few. In addition to DJ’ing and Hosting Nikki Z is also featured in Nick Cannons hit independant film “King Of The Dancehall” in which she plays herself. Nikki Z is not just a personality, she is a brand that has become a household name for Caribbean music lovers worldwide.