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    Nikki Rich: The Person, The Brand, The Show, Tells It Like It Is !


    I had been trying to contact Nicole Richardson aka “Nikki Rich” for over a year now and finally we sat down and had our one on one interview. For those who don’t know Nikki Rich is a brand. This strong, kind-hearted person has her own radio show and she’s building a network! She’s traveled around the world, worked with many people, and covered places such as MTV and Hollywood events. I’m talking big names such as Barbara Walters, Gloria Cressler, which Nikki gives thanks and spoke very highly of, Cory Booker, and more! She even got to cover Trump Towers and will now being doing so every month! She’s even met and spent time with Snoop Dogg’s mother Evangelist Beverly Green.


    Nikki first got started in radio after being laid off from her job in 2010. She then wanted to do something that would generate money so she turned to radio. During school for Cosmetology she was doing her research on the business and radio. Her show was first called “ Urban Rich Radio” then it turned to the Nikki Rich Show. I had first met Nikki when she was interviewed rapper, Kokayn, and I was amazed listening to her show. While talking to Nikki she stated that she started with just a cell phone and her computer. While building her network, Nikki also helps others get the right exposure that they need. I’m talking artists, other radio shows, boutiques, restaurants, and more. She travels to cover many events dealing with Politics, Fashion, Beauty and Entertainment. On her show she’s interviewed tons of people and many call into the show. But, there are several segments on the show.


    One of the things that I admired about Nikki was that during our interview, she spoke about other people more so than herself. Nikki states, “ I have a business and a brand, but it’s about everyone working together.” I was impressed with all of the work that she’s done since we last spoke. She’s a supporter of Oprah Winfrey, is on the cover of the “ College Underground Magazine by Ely Torres and have worked with Gloria Cressler from Black Tie Magazine. She has also covered the MTVu Woodie Awards, had a Grammy party where she interviewed tons of people such as Brian McKnight. I was so amazed at Nikki’s talent and ability to continue to do great things and inspire many people such as myself. Her influences and people that have supported her along the way are Inga Harden, The show Paternity Court TV (I love that show), The Closet Freak Boutique whom she’s worked with, Cassandra Craven, Lauren Lake Entertainment, and Brian Williams. Nikki also shouts out her other supporters with their twitter handles: Designs By Dinoma, Donna Scott, Beverlyn Ashby,Tamisa Hunter, Desshawna, Gloria Cressler Inga Carroll- Harden (who does was nice enough to fly and do my eyelashes), Nakisha J. Graves, College Underground Magazine ,Stephanie Jill ,Ashley Victoria ,Zoey's Boutique, @kpmemphis10 ,@sheffie,_brasco, and @chrispdeadend. It’s great to see someone who is about others in a positive way. Her heart is so genuine for her to help so many other people. Nikki states, “ It’s about supporting one another period whether you’re Oprah, Tyler Perry, a music artistic whoever.” It’s great to see good people support others no matter their status.


    Ms. Rich has had a great year and it’s continuing. She has some awesome news that she only shared with me! The Nikki Rich show will be live at the US Figure Skating Championship in Boston! Her and her staff is getting prepared for the prestigious event. When she shared this news I screamed! We were both so excited. When interviewing anyone I always ask him or her “ What advice do you have for someone who’s looking to get into the industry?” Nikki says, “ I want everyone to do their research first. That is the key. You can’t look at what everyone else is doing. Have your own vision. My vision was radio, it was just a portion of The Nikki Rich show, and it’s just one aspect of my show. Focus on what you want to do in life and no anyone else.” Nikki also has a book coming out in 2014 called “ The Life Of Nikki Rich”. Let me tell you I can’t wait to buy this book! I know it’s going to be good. This interview has taught me so much more about the business and being for people. It was a pleasure talking and getting to know you.


    Nikki Rich would like to give a special thank you to her supporters and those that have donated to the Nikki Rich Show:


    Evangelist Yulander McTier- Co-Host of the show “ Empowering 4 All”
    Co-host Gianni


    Co-host CJ
    ICandy Radio
    FleetDJ/Nerve Dj
    Red Man, Method Man and Mr. Cream
    Donna Scott


    To contact Nikki Rich:
    Twitter: @MsNikki Rich
    @The Nikki Rich Show


    To Donate or be branded by Nikki Rich please go to:

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