Winner International Portuguese Awards
2018 Music Video of the Year, 2017 Best New Artist
After winning MTV Cover of the Month in February 2017, Nikita went on to gain the title of Best New Artist of the Year (2017) and Best Music Video of the Year at the International Portuguese Music Awards.
Voted Best Musician in the South Okanagan by Okanagan Life Magazine (2015), Nikita's country music's honest storytelling mixed with a modern pop/rock twist and breathy yet strong vocal harmonies captivate audiences from the vibrant young to the charming old.
Adapting her shows from solo, duo, trio to a four-piece band full of rich harmonies, she has entertained in intimate settings to large crowds of regional music concerts such as opening for Paul Brandt and singing with Keith Urban.
Graduate of Contemporary Music and Technology, Selkirk College, Nelson, BC
Recorded two CDs ‘Sweetest Things’ and self-titled ‘Nikita Afonso’
Shared the stage with popular country artist Keith Urban
Sold out concert at Penticton’s 450 seat Cleland Theatre ‘Nikita Afonso and the Offramp Ensemble’
Opened for Canadian Country act Paul Brandt at the South Okanagan Events Center a 5000 seat arena
Featured three consecutive years at Penticton’s annual ‘Peachfest’ (2012-2014)
Best Music Video of the Year at the International Portuguese Music Awards (April 2018)
Best New Talent at the International Portuguese Music Awards (April 2017)
MTV’s Cover of the Month winner (February 2017)
Canada-wide MusiCounts Fred Sherratt Award (2014)
Nikita Afonso Band Is:
Nikita Afonso - Vocals, Guitar Adrian Emond - Electric Guitar, Background Vocals Ian James - Bass, Background Vocals Terence Wendenburg - Drums, Percussion
"Oh, how we've needed Nikita Afonso in 2019! The country-tinged pop singer is back with a vengeance on latest single 'Holy, My Heart', a powerful and heartbreaking pop song. The thing that Nikita creates so perfectly is atmosphere." -Born Music Online
Games - Music Video of the Year at 2018 IPMA
Frostbite - Live at The IPMA
Paris - Chainsmokers Cover w/The Safehouse Project
More Than Anyone - Original Song
The videos below are from Nikita’s involvement in The Safehouse Project. The Safehouse Project is a YouTube channel that focuses on short films and music videos. Check it out here
20 Years of Hits - 3,000,000 Views!!
2000's vs 2010 Hits' - 500,000 Views!!
Nikita Afonso’s music is available for licensing for Film, TV, Commercials, etc!
Check out our full Jeff Turner Film roster here
Styles/Genres: Country, Honest, Storytelling, Modern, Pop, Rock