Artist Nikki Jayy is excited to transcend through her performing capabilities a Credit: Photo courtesy of Nikki Jay.

By: Asia Alexander,
Special to the AFRO

Nikkita Johnson also known as “Nikki Jayy,” is scheduled to perform this weekend at the Broccoli City Festival. As a new Howard alumna from the class of 2023, she is well recognized in the Washington, D.C., New York and metropolitan areas. She is eager to perform on a large stage for the first time.

“I feel like I am on fire. I feel like I am doing exactly what I said I was going to be doing. I was waiting for the moment I graduated to take off. It feels surreal, but not too surreal because I know I am supposed to be there,” Johnson told the AFRO.

Nikki Jayy will be performing on the City Stage at Broccoli City fest.

Johnson has been a musician her entire time in college. The rapper, who began as a vocalist, has experienced tremendous success. Her popular song, “Silly Heax” received 97,000 views on YouTube, which made the world take notice of Howard’s alumna, who’s been compared to the well-known female rapper Flo Milli.

Nikki Jayy has enhanced her performing capabilities by opening for major celebrities at Howard University’s homecoming and Springfest events. Photo courtesy of Nikki Jayy

Johnson will perform several songs including her hit song “Silly Heax” on Saturday. Johnson’s choreographer Craig “Kirbz” Kirby Jr. said this set should be fun and hype.

“For Nikki Jayy’s performance we chose to focus on the dynamic talent that is Nikki Jayy. She’s refreshing, vibrant and intentional in every thing that she does,” Kirby shared. “This performance will showcase raw talent from her choreography to her style and set list. We can’t wait for the world to experience the ‘Nikki Jayy.’”

He has worked with musical artists such as Iman Shumpert, Phresher, Madison Star and The Breathe Dance Project, so the expectation for this performance is very high.

Johnson is scheduled to play on the City stage at the Broccoli City Festival on July 15 at 7:00 pm.