NYIKO (“nee-koh”) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, label owner, visual artist, and actor based out of Los Angeles, California. They have released several solo and collaborative projects in the genres of synth-pop, new wave, post-punk, and hip-hop. After receiving accolades across the blogosphere, NYIKO’s collaboration with producer The White Electric, “In the Middle,” was signed to a co-publishing deal with Sony/ATV and Heard Well. NYIKO was featured in MTV News and AV Club for their viral commercial work with ‘Disney Raps’ – a Disney-made web series focusing on hip hop tributes to their classic films and shows.
NYIKO has performed alongside artists including Beach Fossils, Alvvays, Vacationer, Pure Bathing Culture, and more.
They are the founder of Defydentity, an event based collective created with the intention of empowering bold self-expression and empathy across all factors of identity. In 2018 they produced and curated a two-night event showcasing 16 artists and benefiting three non-profit organizations.