#229NewWave 96.3 Artist Spotlight: RICKIAH

229 Artists, your opportunity has arrived to get your music on the radio! Interview also! #229NewWave & #WorldPremiereRadio have linked up to bring you the 96.3 Artist Spotlight every #WINSDAY (Wednesday for you slow folks) @ 9pm! This week's featured artist is #RICKIAH. Be on the lookout each week for a different featured artist! 

Born June 26, 2003, In Moultrie,Ga Rickiah Tomblin is a rising young R&B/Pop sensation with a whole lot to say.  Rickiah champions what it means to be real and value truth, two themes that are central to her music. Her flow is mature and reflects her life experiences.Rickiah’s story became one she was destined to share and use to inspire others since the age of one. It was at that time that an unfortunate accident occurred, leaving Rickiah with severe burns on over 40% of her body. Due to complications of her injuries an emergency tracheostomy had to be performed due to her lungs collapsing, but after 3 months in ICU at the Burn Center in Augusta, GA, she began to make a full recovery. Since then, with the support of her father/manager.Ulrick “Mothug” Tomblin, she has learned to channel her thoughts and emotions into music. Her favorite artists include Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Keishia Cole, Demi Lovato, and to name a few. When asked what motivates her to stay dedicated to spend so much of her time in the studio producing her music, she stated, "My dad is my biggest inspiration for music, he never gave up on doing what he loves and is passionate about. He kept going and never looked back he also believed in me and believed I could do the same thing. Rickiah’s favorite color is blue. Her favorite TV shows are Beyond Scared straight , Prince of Bel-Air , Tyler Perry's House of Payne , and Impractical Jokers. In her free time she enjoys reading, listening to music, playing basketball and volunteering at the food bank at her church. Rickiah has performed in various cities throughout Georgia, including Albany, Ga, Douglas, Ga, ATL GA and of course, her hometown, Moultrie, Georgia and was even featured in Black Albany Georgia Magazine, R Report Magazine and London Le Blanc Magazine as well. Her new single Independent. Is available for download on iTunes,Amazon,Google Play,and Spotify. She also is currently in rotation on a number of radio stations. She sets out to deliver a positive message through her music, something that she feels todays youth is missing in music. She writes all of her own lyrics



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