#Yumi Muzik Association founder/chairlady
#mother of three
My name is Shina Nickson. I am 31 years old. I came from the island of Malekula, one of the best tropical island of Vanuatu also as the second biggest island.
Singing/music has always been my passion. When i was a little girl, my dad used to play a little piano which I still do remember and I got to sing the songs he composed. Some of the songs i can still remember their lyrics and tunes. It felt so good just siting right there watching him play.
I’ve always remember those times, feels like yesterday. Ohh how the time flys so fast.
When I was in primary up till secondary, schools/community’s and provinces got me to perform in any sorts of events they organised like interschool sports, music festival’s etc. In 2001 I travelled to New Caledonia. I came back and thats when my journey of doing hotel entertainments began and it took me for over 16 years to do it. I became as one of the best and busiest hotel entertainer within the country in which I believed.
Music meets my family needs and wants, helps me to sustain and provide for my family., keeps me going.
I’ve lived my life through music. To me personally, I cant explain all the details what music has done in my life. Music takes me to where iam today. Through my longtime experience, I’ve found out that music can do so much more than becoming popular through it.
It can change life situations. It can heal and do so much more. Music is much more bigger than us and it has a power and a spirit of itself in which only a true musician can tell.
One thing i believed in is musicians have one thing in common
“WE ARE LIKE FAMILY.WE UNDERSTAND EACH OTHERS LANGUAGE, ACTIONS AND WAYS OF THINKING. AND WE ALL KNOW THAT WE CANT LIVE WITHOUT MUSIC EVEN IF YOU DONT HAVE THE SKILLS.”
I believed in every local vanuatu musicians old, young, disability, black or white that we are all talented and unigue inwhatever currents active stages were in. I do believe in you and me that we can all do it together in changing these longtime struggles we have been facing in the last past 40 years by becoming as one (unite) to build a better musicinas in us and our future generations that music is not just about listening and dancing but it brings you income.
If you love singing, don’t stop singing. If you love to play any musical instrument, don’t stop keep playing.
YUMI MUSIK ASSOCIATION is the first ever assosciation that recognised all the Vanuatu local musicinas (living no one behind) by working together with the government ministry responsible for us to make sure vanuatu has its own first ever ARTIST DATABASE and that is the key.
Never give up and never stop believing in yourself. To conclude. As the chairlady also the founder of the assosciation, I strongly believed that there is no favouritism and neglections in music . It is a God gifted talent so used it to help others.
Believed in GOD.
Believed in YMA
Believed in YOURSELF.
YUMI MUSIK ASSOCIATION FOR ALL.
Founder of Yumi Muzik Assoscation
President of the asssociation
Every artists must come one, despite different associations or bands we may afilliate under.
at the end of the day we all do the same tasks.
Long live every music Assosciation and Organisation.