Zarah “Nokie” Washington is a passionate and gifted singer, songwriter, and dancer hailing originally from Liberia. Relocating to the US at the tender age of four this multi-talented performer grew up in District Heights, MD. From a young age Nokie embraced her God given talent, as she was professionally trained in modern dance, ballet, hip hop, and jazz as early as six years old. Shortly thereafter at everyone’s astonishment she was writing her own music lyrics by age 11. Her innate abilities to supersede her own expectations eventually led her to being accepted into a prominent performing arts high school where she was offered the opportunity to join the elite dance and vocal teams. After ultimately deciding to major in vocal performance she leveraged her time to really nurture and hone her craft. “There was nothing magical or mystical about my path, I just knew that pursuing singing and entertainment as a career is what I was born to do”-Nokie. After college, Nokie moved to New York and immediately began work on her first demo. Remaining true to herself and the art form she had grown to love; She began performing everywhere she could including the world renowned Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Nokie takes her art seriously. She possesses a relentless and tireless work ethic dedicating herself to writing or co-writing all of her songs.
With musical influences like the iconic Janet and Michael Jackson, Nokie delivers an indelible hybrid pop sound backed by power house vocals and dynamic range and versatility. Recently she took one of the biggest steps in her career thus far by signing under the management of multi-platinum music producer Richard “Younglord” Frierson that has worked with Diddy, Beyoncé, Ice Cube and more. Nokie plans to not only continue writing and singing her way to the hearts of her fans, but she plans to build a multifaceted global entertainment brand. She is currently in the studio working on her upcoming debut “EP” which is sure to be a hit with fans worldwide. Her passion for music and desire to want to succeed has her on the fast track to a successful and long lasting career in the industry.