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Chopping It Up with Monique Nikkole




Indie Soul Singer Monique Nikkole stopped by to chop it up with Reviews & Dunn.


Reviews & Dunn - When did you realize that you wanted to become a singer?


Monique Nikkole - I knew I wanted to sing since I could talk. All I did was sing all the time. My parents said I sang in the stroller lol. I wanted to be Diana Ross!


Reviews & Dunn - Growing up in Canarsie Brooklyn where was your go to spot for a slice?


Monique Nikkole - There was two spots I grew up eating pizza at, a pizza shop on my corner of Remsen Ave and Ave B and Jojo’s Pizza on Church Ave and 95th street.


Reviews & Dunn - What is one album from another artist that you revisit the most often?


Monique Nikkole - Faith Evens self-titled album, I love Faith!


Reviews & Dunn - How did you narrow down what songs to cover for your Christmas EP?


Monique Nikkole - That was a hard choice. My brother and producer Michael Westbrooks and I discussed each song and he knows my voice very well, he was able to give me guidance on song choices. The songs we chose, where some of my favorites!


Reviews & Dunn - Who is one artist you would love to open up for?


Monique Nikkole - There’s so many! Hmm, Bruno Mars, New Edition, Brian McKnight, Tiana Taylor, Teddy Riley and all of his groups.


Reviews & Dunn - What’s on your musical docket for 2022?


Monique Nikkole - I’m releasing a new EP and touring!


Reviews & Dunn - The holiday season just passed. What do you consider to be an essential Christmas side dish during Christmas dinner?


Monique Nikkole - Macaroni and cheese!!


Reviews & Dunn - At one point you owned a film company, can you tell me a little bit about that?


Monique Nikkole - Yes, I owned a film company with a partner. We were producing a documentary about NY Radio. We parted ways after some bad business dealings on his end.


Reviews & Dunn - I’m a huge fan of biopics. Is there a particular person’s story that you would love to see on the big screen?


Monique Nikkole - I’d love to see the biopic on Doctor Sebi that Nipsey Hussle was working on.

Reviews & Dunn - Is there anything you would like to add and where can fans find you on social media?


Monique Nikkole - Yes, thank you for having me! I can be found at moniquenikkole.com

@moniquenikkole IG, FB and Twitter.

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