Monique Nikkole was born and raised in Canarsie Brooklyn and started singing at the tender age of two. No matter where she was, she was singing. Monique would participate in local talent shows sporadically through her youth and also sang in school and church choirs. Monique took a hiatus from singing for a number of years because of the lack of support from her parents. Singing was viewed as a hobby not a career. Her father was also a singer and his experiences as a singer weren’t positive enough for him to allow his baby girl into the “lion’s den”. Her fathers’ negative experiences of being burned within the music industry casted a shadow on her dreams (which she is not bitter about). The arts weren’t fully supported within her family. Her parents felt education and finding secure employment was much more important. For this reason Monique Nikkole put singing on the back burner and decided to listen to them, she pursued her education, and currently has a respectable career as a law professional. Although she did listen to her parents she still had the burning desire to keep music in her life. Monique Nikkole has owned three recording studios, two production companies, a music management company, a publishing company and film company. With over 20 years of entrepreneurial, business, and professional acumen, Monique Nikkole is a vocalist with a sincere interest in the music industry and has used her spare time to work with rising stars and artists seeking fame and entertainment fortune via her companies. She embodies a unique ability to ferret out and appreciate raw talent; represented via the eclectic and eccentric music from the street and beyond. Monique has finally decided to stand front stage and use all of her music knowledge to catapult her new venture as a “new artist”. Having this continued involvement within her music companies has kept her ear to the street, and her finger pressed firmly on the pulse of the music industry. Monique has worked in multiple capacities within the music business but her true raw talent kept pushing to the surface and has finally erupted! They say the best investment made is in yourself! Here comes Monique Nikkole!
Monique Nikkole’s biggest musical influences are, Stephanie Mills, Whitney Houston, Shirley Murdock, Meli’sa Morgan, Diana Ross, Celine Deion, Gladys Knight and Patti Labelle. As you sit and listen to Monique sing, it takes you back to that feel good real deal R&B that’s missing in today’s music. Her spin on music is refreshing; her sound is a beautiful mix of raw soul music laced with a touch of satin! That’s the only way to describe the music that Monique Creates!
Monique is not just a talented singer but she is also a songwriter, who writes about topics that haven’t been addressed yet. She wants to bring light to what goes unsaid, or just hasn’t been said her way; this is so important to her. Monique Nikkole is also a concert promoter, this is one of her favorite business investments! Be on the lookout for one of her concerts coming to a venue near you!
Monique Nikkole’s first single “Say Yes” has landed her commercial exposure at WBLS and numerous radio stations throughout the United States and internationally! She was chosen as artist of the month for 3 consecutive months on iHeartRadio! Monique has accomplished all of this without being signed! Monique Nikkole projects “Christmas” by Monique Nikkole and her mixtape “Straight From The Crates” are well received around the world! Monique Nikkole is still moving! Her new single “Red Bottoms And Lingerie” featuring Lil Flip is sure to make some major waves!
Monique Nikkole continues to grace the stages throughout NYC! She has performed on Franchise Record Pool TV and was interviewed by Mr. Excitement. Monique has appeared as a guest and has performed on Dr. Bob Lee’s TV show Open four times; she was interviewed by Lenny Green and performed on the Quiet Storm Live Show. She has performed at Milk River numerous times and has even had a sellout concert as the headliner with Lenny Green from WBLS as her host! Monique has also performed as a headliner at Taj NYC, hosted by the king of NYC comedy Drew Fraser, to a sold out audience as well! Monique Nikkole has performed at SOB’s numerous times, Monique performed at WBLS Circle of Sisters at the Jacob Javits Center on September 30h 2017 along with an all-star lineup, including Tank, Demetria Mckinney, Estelle, Melanie Fiona, Hi Five and Sevyn Streeter, and was asked to return for the second conservative year on September 29 2018! She graced the stage with the legendary En Vogue and Vivian Green! On September 7th 2019, Monique Nikkole hit the WBLS Circle Of Sisters stage for her 3rd consecutive year, with Brian McKight, Maxwell, Debra Cox, Maxi Priest, BonFyre and Full Force! Monique has also graced the stage with Major Hype, Renée Neufville and Drew Frazier. Monique has also performed with Keith Washington, Intro and Full Force, as they brought R&B to the Queens Theatre for the first time. Monique also performed in LA at Eco Park with Wayne Wonder! Monique Nikkole has also graced the stage at the home of the Islanders, the Nassau Coliseum. She was requested to sing the National Anthem in her official capacity as the Nassau County Police Departments Departmental Vocalist! Yes! Monique Nikkole is also a Detective Sergeant! Salute!
When Monique Nikkole isn’t singing or writing she is at home with her family. Monique is a married mother of two. Her family is EVERYTHING to her, home is definitely where her heart is. Running is another huge part of her life. Monique takes fitness extremely seriously! She has run multiple distance races including 25 half Marathons within the last three and a half years. November 1, 2015, Monique joined less than %0.50 of the population and completed her 1st world major marathon! The TCS NYC Marathon! One of the toughest ones around! Monique Nikkole completed her 2nd world major on October 9th 2016 when she completed the Bank of America Chicago Marathon! She is truly every woman!
Monique Nikkole acknowledges the importance of integrity and professionalism, and she has affected the industry through a variety of mediums. Ultimately her goal is to take her dedication, creativity and tenacity back to the entertainment industry through song; to inspire and ignite; to show that with any and all endeavors, there’s an element of sacrifice, and that success is not a given nor guarantee, but a destination.