Nordia tries to connect with young audience
Reef Records recording artiste Nordia believes that her educational training in social work will help her to connect with the feelings and challenges facing her targeted teen audience.
"I have been writing songs for a long time. I write about how I feel, and a lot of young people my age are going through similar challenges with their personal and family relationships. So with my social work training, I am tuned into the problems facing teenagers, their fears, their dreams, their insecurities, and my songs will connect with them in a real way," she said.
The artiste, whose given name is Nordia Mothersille, officially released her debut track Ice Cream and Chocolate Bars in November 2018.
She said the single is also generating airplay on FM radio stations in the island.
"The song is really doing well on Spotify and there is a lyric video on YouTube; and based on the feedback, there are plans to shoot a video for the song next month," the 20-year-old said.
Nordia is a final-year student at Moneague Community College, where she is reading for a bachelor's degree in social work.
She grew up in Islington, St Mary, where she attended Port Maria Preparatory School and then Marymount High school, where she actively participated in the school choirs.
After graduating high school, she continued to write songs while attending college.
A year ago, she met record producer and artiste manager Romaine Henry and then inked a recording and management contract with Reef Records.
"It was great to finally find a place where I could record steadily and write songs and really develop my talent," she said.