College Underground Magazine Issue 2 - Page 3

Page 3 GLOBAL MEDIA GURU - NIKKI RICH By: Ely Torres If he passed you by on the street you’ll take a glance, then practically break your We often forget that being a host is a talent in itself until you meet people like Nikki Rich. With 20 years of radio and television experience, it is no wonder she has been steadily climbing the media industry ranks as an inspiring self-made host and overall entrepreneur. Founded in 2011, The Nikki Rich Show now boasts 400,000 listeners worldwide and it’s easy to see why. With a ranging array of celebrity, entrepreneurial and industry guests, The Nikki Rich Show has become a fixture in the online radio world. Her popularity has led to her being the guest judge for the BET Blaze the Stage/106 N Park W.O.W Auditions held in Charlotte, NC. On February 2013 at the Charlotte Seen Passport to Fashion Kick off The Nikki Rich Show was live and inter- viewing designers such as Taylor Says and Movie Director Trey Ore. The Nikki Rich Show was invited by MTV to cover the MTV Woodie Awards at SXSW in Austin, Texas. But she is so much more than a host. Nikki is very much active in the community, organizing yearly food and coat drives, sponsoring families for Thanksgiving and supporting various charities during each production such as Breast Cancer Awareness, Domestic Violence and many others. She was awarded by the Rotary Club for her community efforts. Nikki Rich is a TV and Radio Personality, social media consultant, booking agent, event planner and a host who always puts God first. I recently had the opportunity to ask Nikki a few questions. See for yourself why she’s been hailed by the industry as a Media Mogul! Many people get their first taste of the music industry as artists and you have the draw of one! Were you ever on stage as a performer? I have not performed on stage, but I did sing with my 3 brothers at a teen young age in Church. What was your first gig as a host? Think back to the details. What’s the biggest difference in your delivery from then to now? The First Gig as a host was the Nikki Rich Show Community I was a for "Fashion" at the Meeting in the Ladies Room " Teen Summit in Charlotte, NC at the Recreation with Keisha Coxe, also had my own first event that I Hosted and put together was (NCMS) Music Summitt with A&R Kevin Shine in North Carolina also Yoshikoent Meet Yo Tweet . You meet well known celebrities quite often! Is there one artist that made you nervous?