23 year-old, south London born singer/songwriter Tanika presents her Dropout UK session of her track ‘Goodbye.’ The original of which you can see here.
From growing up with a Rastafarian mother and the frequent sounds of Bob Marley, to five sisters playing the soulful sounds of Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill and Tina Turner. The diversity of music Tanika grew up listening to undoubtedly contributes to the distinguishing sound she provides for listeners today.
The singer/songwriter reflects:
“My family would stand me on at a table when I was eight and make me sing SWV, it’s what I knew best…”
Tanika is the latest talent exported from the streets of London and not one to forget where her roots lie; she aspires to rep the UK. Expressing her desire to work with stars Wiley and Professor Green – the rising star is openly admits to being a huge fan of UK music first and foremost. Conforming is not an option for this quirky individual either; with her unique long platted hairstyle to her ruthless work ethic, Tanika is a firm believer in musical freedom and being allowed to tell your own story through your music. Her music is a form of escapism, an experience she wants to provide for her listener.
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