Hi…My name is Nekisha Cyrus, but most people know me as ‘NEICY’. I am from Trinidad and Tobago, so yes I’m definitely an island girl who loves the Caribbean and our infectious culture. I consider myself to be a creative spirit exploring life. My personal motto is ‘Live, Love, Laugh, Learn & Leap’. I am very passionate about entertainment and wear many different hats in the entertainment industry, from music, to modeling to being a media personality.
Where did your inspiration to be a singer songwriter come from?
Ok, so please don’t laugh…lol. But I knew I was destined to be a singer, songwriter and entertainer from the first time I saw the Spice Girls on my TV. I remember I was like around 8 years old when I saw their ‘Wannabe’ music video and something in me said, ‘Yes, that’s what I Wannabe’, LOL – Get it!
Which is your favorite or most memorable track you have done/collaborated on so far?
Up until 2018, my favorite track was the first ever track I recorded back in 2011. It was an upbeat Dancehall Pop fused song called ‘Do it Like Dat’ (featured on my first EP album ‘Ms. Un-Official’), it was the first time I really stepped out of my comfort zone and tried something new. That song definitely had a vibe to it. But then fast forward to 2018, when I released my single ‘Body’ and this track has become my new favorite.
I think what I love most about it is that you can hear my growth as an artiste. From the lyrics to the flow, it’s more confident, a bit cocky…LOL. My music has matured a lot and at its own pace. And even while recording it, I was more hands on with what I wanted the finish product to sound like.
How is a typical day like for you?
Typical day for me starts with me on most days getting a proper nights rest (between 6-7 hours of sleep). I usually wake up around 6am. I like to meditate and get my mind right and centered to start my day. Then I go for a workout from 7am for about one to one and a half hrs, shower and have breakfast.
Then my work day begins…I am a full time entertainment blogger for the Caribbean Region which I love because it’s based on entertainment which is my passion.
So I spent the majority of my day writing, researching, updating blogs, etc. for my website Caribbean Entertainment Hub. Outside of that, I’m always writing new music or am at the studio working on new music. I’m also a part-time radio host at ‘We Room Radio’, so I am at the radio station on some days as well.
Do you have any other hobbies or interests?
Yes, can food be hobbies? LOL. But on a real note, when it comes to my hobbies or interests, I love hiking, nature and water…OMG I call it nature therapy. I’m also into personal self-development, I even started a motivational blog called ‘Neicy World’.
I also love reading and by reading, I mean listening to audiobooks…LOL. I also love dancing. And my gym time has also become like a serious interest of mine of lately. Slowly getting addicted!
If you could meet anyone past or present, who will it be?
Hmmm….I will have to say Beyoncé. I really admire her work ethic and how humble she has remained throughout all of her success. Also Rihanna, because of the level of success and longevity she has attained thus far, being a Caribbean girl as well, I will definitely like to pick her brain and gain some insight into how she was able to do it.
On a scale of 1-10, how much of a party animal are you?
I’m like a solid 5, don’t really consider myself to be much of a party animal. I think it’s because I work so much in the entertainment industry, that in my down time, I prefer to be nowhere close to it. I rather go to the cinema or find a new food spot I haven’t tried or a fun game night with close friends, filled with a lot of shit talk and laughing.
What is a funny or awkward attempt a guy has tried to know you?
I had a guy donate a huge amount of school supplies to a Charity Book drive I was doing last year in an effort to impress me and ask me out on a date, which he later did. Men…SMH. I didn’t mind though. It was a lot of school supplies…LOL.
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions Nekisha. One question before we end, how do you define “sexy”?
This was truly a lot of fun. Thank you so, so much for having me.
How would I define ‘Sexy’? It’s simple for me…three words – it’s Confidence, it’s Classy and it’s Courageous.
Follow the beautiful NEICY on:
Instagram: Motivational blog- https://www.instagram.com/neicyworld/
I will be releasing my new single ‘SUMMER’ in June 2020. So definitely stay tuned for that, it’s going to be the 2020 Summer Anthem.
Images from NEICY
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