Onstage, Jazmine Bledsoe, an up and coming artist, goes by “Jazmine Nikao.” The last name is Greek for “overcomer” and, if you ask Jazmine, she’ll tell you it’s a word that’s encapsulated much of her life. Born and raised in Richmond, Va., Jazmine grew up with an appreciation for music that she owes to her father, a jazz musician. Holding creativity to a high-esteem, she strives to be eclectic in her music and songwriting to achieve a refreshing sound. Jazmine has a lot of personality others have described as youthful and very energetic. It is important that she lets her personality shine through her music. Jazmine Nikao has had several traumatic experiences of her own in which she strives to use her story to uplift, motivate and overcome. Jazmine Nikao credits her ability to overcome her trauma with her joy and personality intact, to Jesus Christ. Jazmine loves life, recognizes her purpose and strives to live it out daily. When she’s not rocking the stage, or serving in the church, Jazmine loves spending time with family, watching movies, dancing, working out, and making other people laugh — usually, it’s unintentional.
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