Nikki Z

Nicole Duhaney better known as the Diva Nikki Z is the creator of the syndicated radio countdown show Nikki Z Hot 20 Countdown. It aired in several key markets in the US, the Caribbean, the UK and in Europe.

Her first foray into media came via Jamz 910, a hip hop station in Connecticut. She then ventured to NYC where she did field production work for BET’s “Turn Style”; audience coordination for Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd w/ Colin Quinn and also appeared in the infamous Rick James episode on The Dave Chappelle Show. Nikki Z eventually was hired at Power 104 to work as a board operator for the infamous Wendy Williams Radio show. With hard work and determination she worked her way from board operator and late night broadcaster to the 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM weekday shift. She also worked at Hot 93.7 FM in Hartford, Connecticut.

The Connecticut native later relocated to Jamaica and did a stint at the popular cable station HYPE TV before her ground breaking stint at ZIP 103 FM.

After venturing into music production she started her own imprint Goldie Lox Productions. She produced the hit single Don’t Cry by Mavado which was featured on his Billboard charting album Gangsta for Life.

As CEO of her very own QueenZ (Queen Nikki Z) Enterprises, she has executed campaigns for a number of entertainment personalities including the Voice Season seven finalist Anita Antoinette.

Nikki Z won Jamaica’s Teen Choice Award in 2007 for Favorite Female Radio Personality and also Young Black and Gifted Award for Broadcast Communicator in 2011.

Currently, Nikki Z is keeping listeners on the edge of their radio dial in Jamaica, as the host of the weekday Morning Energy Show on Energy FM. [via queenzofficial.com]


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3 days ago

Nikki Z

If it was up to the major players of this industry they would bury my career like it never existed. I get it, I don’t play by their rules, I don’t join crews or groups... I always do what I believe is the right thing to do and in this game that is not always looked at favorably. 🤷🏾‍♀️

But it is you, the people, my listeners, my warriors who motivate me to never quit no matter how hard they try to make it for me. 20 years in this... 20 still relevant... I didn’t do that with a team, I did that on my own... stubborn ol’ me... ✊🏾💯

Could I have done something’s different? 🤔Sure, but I can honestly say I did my best with what I knew, I did my best as an outsider who just loved my families culture, my culture.

Big up every Born Jamerican 😂✊🏾☺️ But seriously, I love y’all and I will never stop doing what I love. Radio 1st... ❤️🙏🏾 2020 It’s going to be even greater... #TuBumboclaat
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4 days ago

Nikki Z

FUNFACT: They called me a week before the pageant because 2 girls dropped out and they needed a replacement for the paid sponsors... 🧐
Pulled swimsuit from my dresser drawer... 👙
Pulled already worn dress from closet... 👗
Braided and then unbraided my hair to effect wavy hair... 🥰😎

And WON over all the girls who spent weeks and months preparing... Queen👸🏾

Never entered another pageant again in my life... Never believed it was right to base worth off of their version of beauty 🤷🏾‍♀️
Didn’t like being on display for that purpose. 🤘🏾😑

Beauty is inside... Some of you have model looks and the minute your mouth opens you look like Da Grinch... 🤔

Strive to be a good person... a better you, not to impress those who will never know or care to know the real you... 💯❤️ #betru2u
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FUNFACT: They called me a week before the pageant because 2 girls dropped out and they needed a replacement for the paid sponsors... 🧐
Pulled swimsuit from my dresser drawer... 👙 
Pulled already worn dress from closet... 👗 
Braided and then unbraided my hair to effect wavy hair... 🥰😎

And WON over all the girls who spent weeks and months preparing... Queen👸🏾

Never entered another pageant again in my life... Never believed it was right to base worth off of their version of beauty 🤷🏾‍♀️ 
Didn’t like being on display for that purpose. 🤘🏾😑

Beauty is inside... Some of you have model looks and the minute your mouth opens you look like Da Grinch... 🤔 

Strive to be a good person... a better you, not to impress those who will never know or care to know the real you... 💯❤️ #betru2u

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Yes I! Love it Nikki Z! God bless

You have a perfect body of a model

All beautiful girls

Nikki Z the winner!!!

Big up nikki z

Nice

Which one is nikki Z?

Deserved winner,much love from Kenya

Word, why do we mean beauty using standards that don't include most of us ? Most black women in beauty pageant contest have to alter their natural beautiful state to even be considered. We are so ignorant that we allow people to set standards for us, and live by these standards when those standards are designed to oppress. Any black woman wearing a wig or weave that doesn't represent the African in her is ignorant and self hating. I don't care how educated and or successful she is. You cannot hate your hair and love your self. I don't let anyone brainwash me into accepting their version of beauty.

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