“I’ve been swimming around the edges of the music business for many years now & fortunate enough to have met some interesting people, many of whom purported to have vision, determination and a whole heap of other stuff, and there’s no doubting that some could indeed talk the talk and walk the walk, but what they all lacked were balls………Cue Miss Nia Visser.
Nia not only thinks outside the box she’s willing to take risks and break boundaries , just one of the many things I love and hugely respect about her approach and stands her in a totally different league to others .
Some of the greatest bands and artists of yesteryear, Hendrix, Presley, Beatles to name but a few are only where they are today because having been rejected or deemed not good enough, one lone person had the balls to stand apart from the majority, and take a chance…
That’s Nia, she doesn’t just play music, she has a gut instinct for it, she knows when something’s special and will stick with it, showing the artist/band 100% support. This isn’t just a job to her; it’s a way of life.
It’s evident to those who’ve been blessed to spend time in her company, myself included being interviewed by her. She exudes a friendly love, warmth and enthusiasm, and shows a genuine interest in whoever it is she’s interviewing. Not having given an interview for some time I was a bag of nerves on my first interview on her VIBE107.6Fm radio show Raw Vibes, but from the moment she came bouncing up to open the door, with a huge grin and hallo I immediately felt relaxed and at ease as though meeting an old friend. Feeling so comfortable in her presence I was able to chat more freely and hopefully reply with interesting comments rather than the frozen yes and No’s that would have likely occurred if not for Nias infectious personality.
Come Sunday Raw Vibes 7-9pm everything stops in my house, & regardless of looking like a prune as I chill in the bath , I know I’m guaranteed a good choice of music, not just a couple of trax, but back to back solid good trax, the kind of music that leaves you excited on discovering a new song. I listen to her interview effortlessly and get plenty of laughs too, all in the space of two hours that seems to fly by way too quickly.
I believe without a shadow of a doubt the bigger the platform Nia is given, she is going to be breaking some serious bands/artists that will go on to major things. She’s already doing it, but just not getting the recognition she deserves.
In my own case and genre, of a stereotypical male dominated Rap/Hiphop, as a female I’ve struggled to break any ground in the UK , Nia could easily have walked away, So I’m forever thankful and indebted to her for her continued belief and support and radio play, but that’s what she does, not just for me but for all the bands and artists she believes in. Radio shows have become predictable and dull, but that’s two words you won’t ever find associated with the Fresh Miss Visser . Whether at the radio station, live event or some other function she is one lady you really want on board.”