Nubia Soul Goddess - 10 Questions Interview
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
My godfather, he was the first person to tell me I needed to start writing because I had the gift to do so. I will never forget our first time to Apache and he was there to support me.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
My band and I were performing for Jazz in the Alley and the power blew. No one, not the sound techs, city utility techs could figure out how or why the power blew. But the crowd took out their cell phones and turned on their lights and were singing with me as I continued to sing while my MD kept playing(drums). That's never happened to me before. The crowd was amazing!
What has been the high point of your music path?
So far, singing for a day brunch party that Angie Stone had a couple years ago.
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
I have several notebooks of lyrics, post it notes everywhere, google drive docs of lyrics lol. I write by listening to the track first mostly, but I am often inspired by random things.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
The biggest things facing indie artists today is knowing what to do and when along with having a budget. There's so many people scamming indie artists because they know that most don't know any better. I don't believe no artist should pay to play. I believe in investing in your craft, but paying to perform is bullshit to me.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
It's difficult to pick just one but I would say Prince. I mean it's Prince! However he is no longer with us, so now it would be Anderson Paak.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
My rehearsals vary. We go over some business before but we run the music once and then troubleshoot issues and then run it again until we solid. My show preparation is actually a ritual depending on what i want the crowd to feel. I generally don't like o talk to anyone or go anywhere until it's time to perform. I rest a lot, take herbal baths, drink certain drinks or teas. I try to meditate and nap before the show.
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
I just wanna love you. Took me multiple takes just to complete the demo.
What's coming up in the future?
Another single, a couple of covers, and a couple of EP's are on my to do list currently. Launch of my product line, boutique, and a tour.
Tell us where fans can access your music?
About Nubia Soul Goddess
International Electro-Soul artist-speaker and published author, Nubia Soul Goddess, was born in Macon, GA as Christina Beatrice Ruth Latimore, was raised on the outskirts of the small town of Bolingbroke, GA. The youngest of eight children, her voice is the essence of soul, jazz, neo-soul, rock, and funk all wrapped up in layers of sultry smoothness.
In 2009 she officially hit the scene performing under the management of Tawhiyda Tupak-El of WRFG FM. Nubia has performed at Heritage Festival, various nonprofit events, Taliah Waajid Natural Hair Show, private events, Apache Cafe, Kats Cafe, Chocolate Obsession, Meat Out Atl, Atlanta PRIDE Festival, Charlotte PRIDE Festival, Wednesday Wine Down East & opened for Angie Stone at her Neo-Soul Day Brunch. Nubia Soul Goddess also features on various spoken word artists' albums as well as a collaboration with SayFoolin, a techno house group out of California.
She is currently performing with her band promoting singles from her upcoming album "Changing Faces" under her indie music record label "SoulBeeMusic Records, LLC." She is making her way around the world with her vocals assisting other artists on their musical projects and creating jingles for businesses and audio tags and drops for DJs and radio stations.