Online radio show is a hit for its ambitious keiki host
POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 21, 2013 StarAdvertiser.com
By Ben Wood
"Nia and Friends" on BlogTalkRadio has been airing since February. It has been downloaded more than 200,000 times on BlogTalkRadio.com and iTunes, according to her mom, who serves as producer. Nia prerecords interviews that are broadcast on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Nia was born in Virginia. Her mom is from Manila and her dad, Zoom Bakari, is originally from New York and now teaches at Waimalu Elementary, where Nia is a student. The family moved here a year ago from Atlanta.
Nia names singer-actress Lea Salonga and Michelle Borth of "Hawaii Five-0" as two of her role models. She has interviewed Borth and Hawaii ukulele star Aidan James, 11. Nia, who loves karaoke, can sing all of the hit songs from "Rent," "Hairspray" and "Les Miserables," and performed with the Curtains Up children's theater in Atlanta.
Composing music, playing piano and ukulele are some of her other activities. "I'm going to Juilliard when I grow up," is what Nia said at age 6. Looks like this little determined lady is well on her way…
Ben Wood, who sold newspapers on Honolulu streets in World War II, writes of people, places and things.
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Meet BlogTalkRadio Host Nia, One Ambitious 9-Year Old
on February 25, 2013 by Chitra
At 9 years old, is one of the youngest hosts on BlogTalkRadio. She is quite an inspiring young lady and is off to a running start with her show, which launched just this month. Nia was kind of enough to answer a few questions about her program and what’s up next for her.
We’re so excited to see Nia’s show grow.
Be sure to tune in to Nia and Friends.
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