We had the good fortune of connecting with Britani Ninice and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Britani, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
When I think about risk, I see it as an active choice in believing in yourself. Even when things don’t go according to plan, or the journey gets lonely, I still take the risk because I believe in myself that much that no matter what, the reward is far greater than the risk.

Taking risks has played a huge role in how I navigate my career, simply because being an artist requires taking risks when in the process of releasing music, videos, pictures, and content as a whole. If I don’t believe in myself, and enjoy what I put out, I can’t expect anyone else to do the same. Though I am still in the early stages of my career, taking risks has become quite an exciting process because my expectations are always exceeded by the outpouring support of my friends, family, and fans, which always makes the risks worth it.

Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I am originally from the Bay Area, California, so much music is hugely influenced from the Bay Area/West Coast sound. My goal is to make music that motivates you to be your authentic self, whatever that looks like. I also want people to have fun and enjoy themselves when listening to my music.

At an early age, I took my craft very serious, and knew that I was meant to do something in the arts. Every opportunity I had to showcase my talent through singing, dancing, or acting, I gave it my all from beginning to end. Because of that, I think my natural talents and work ethic is what brought me here today doing the things I love most. Though I had natural talents, I faced many challenges along the way that led me to doubt myself and almost want to give up, but as soon as I got to that place I was reminded why I loved music in the first place, and that has always brought me back to fighting for my dreams.

Some lessons I’ve learned along the way is that no matter what you may face, you are in control of your destiny. If you believe in yourself, someone will too. I’ve also learned that practicing and perfecting your craft is very essential in building a strong foundation to lead you to each opportunity and create successful relationships. If you stay ready, the pressure almost won’t exist, but as soon as you up for something you’re not ready for, the amount of pressure and anxiety you’ll feel will lead you to doubt yourself and not be your best.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
What I love to do most around LA is hanging out with my friends, going out to eat, and going to fun events/parties around town. Some of my favorite restaurants are Tatsu Ramen, Bludso’s BBQ, Roscoes, Sweetgreen, Wokcano, Over/Under, and so much more. Typically weekends are the days when I would attend fun events like the Black Flea Market, Black on the Block, and whatever other day parties are happening that weekend. When I like to wind down for the night and escape the LA scene, I like to drive to the Topanga Overlook and look at the beautiful view of the city. It is so relaxing and a place I like to escape to often.

I recommend anyone new to the city to try out all those spots/events!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to shoutout my parents who encouraged my sisters and I to follow our dreams in music and do what makes us most happy. From an early age I was introduced to music, and ever since my parents have always supported me in any efforts to follow that path. They took me to all my different gigs I had around my hometown, let us go to an arts middle/high school for music, and let us attend higher education for college at Berklee College of Music. If it wasn’t for their support, I wouldn’t be here today chasing my dreams.

Website: https://linktr.ee/britanininice

Instagram: instagram.com/britani_ninice

Twitter: twitter.com/foreverbritani

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfosgPZcl-_ORIh9Ey_Bj-g

Other: tiktok.com/@britani_ninice

Image Credits
Briana Washington Luc Richard

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