Nubia Soul Goddess
International Electro-Soul artist-speaker and published author, Nubia Soul Goddess, was born in Macon, GA as Christina Beatrice Ruth Latimore, was raised on the outskirts of the small town of Bolingbroke, GA. The youngest of eight children, her voice is the essence of soul, jazz, neo-soul, rock, and funk all wrapped up in layers of sultry smoothness.
In 2009 she officially hit the scene performing under the management of Tawhiyda Tupak-El of WRFG FM. Nubia has performed at Heritage Festival, various nonprofit events, Taliah Waajid Natural Hair Show, private events, Apache Cafe, Kats Cafe, Chocolate Obsession, Meat Out Atl, Atlanta PRIDE Festival, Charlotte PRIDE Festival, Wednesday Wine Down East & opened for Angie Stone at her Neo-Soul Day Brunch. Nubia Soul Goddess also features on various spoken word artists' albums as well as a collaboration with SayFoolin, a techno house group out of California.
She is currently performing with her band promoting singles from her upcoming album "Changing Faces" under her indie music record label "SoulBeeMusic Records, LLC." She is making her way around the world with her vocals assisting other artists on their musical projects and creating jingles for businesses and audio tags and drops for DJs and radio stations.
For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!!
Electro Soul is a genre that many haven't heard of. My voice is so rugged and raw and soulful that I couldn't fit nicely in neo soul or soul, so we found a niche that was perfect for me to roll around in and still give you a great feeling to vibe out to.
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why.
The best part about being an artist is creating something from nothing that others can enjoy and I can truly say that this is my life. Creating something from nothing is nothing short of magic for me. People talk a lot about manifestation but few really understand how to really step into that. Positioning is everything, when you position yourself, everything else kind of comes easily. So creating and positioning have got to be my favorite parts of being an artist, because you get to see everything be birthed and bloom.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you?
It's a strategic vibe that starts before i even leave my house. I haven't met an engineer yet that didn't like working with me in the studio. I plan out how to record every song before i begin. I let the engineer know how I am building the song up from the hook, verses, harmonies and adlibs. I even tell them if i want certain effects on my voice for the feel of the song i am looking for. I had to learn this, i wasn't always this way though.
Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy writing books, creating art or house décor pieces, research, traveling when I can, I love having girls night or game night and being goofy with my daughter, family and friends. Spending time with my significant other is also something i love, even if it's as simple as us sitting on the couch with my head in his lap watching tv. We are very simple people lol.
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why?
Erykah Badu. Her ability to be so free in creating and merging what seems like every aspect of her life around the music, it's how i see myself.
Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it?
I wrote a song not yet released entitled "Just Wanna Love You." It's a heartbreak song about when i realized my marriage was over and all of the things i endured trying to hold onto a man who was so toxic for me and i can remember the nights I would cry trying to figure out how to make my marriage work with a man who was really not there to love me but to use me. I was trying to show him how to love me and it came out as a letter first but never gave it to him. I ended up recording it as a song.
It's a demo although I sometimes perform it. Yet even recording the demo of it, was very emotional. We had to stop several times throughout the session because you could hear me crying as I was singing and I would lose control of the note and have to stop and start again. That's not normal for me. I typically record a song in 2.5hrs. This took way longer than that and multiple days.
Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?
Yes, I am getting ready to release more music very soon. My MD and I have a lot of talks about what it needs to sound like and how we need to roll it out every other day.
Tell us where fans can access your music.