1525 Intergenerational Conversations, Episode 2: Meet Nathaniel aka NV and his Music
WAHAD is a multimedia organisation, based in Nottingham. Currently consisting of 5 founding members, between the ages of 17-19. They each have varying passions they want to explore with you. As a collective, one of their fundamental aims is to provide a contemporary platform and arts space where a creative community can grow, and legacies can be showcased. Their team is also focused on the encouragement of young black people in all types of: artistic, social and cultural exploration. They work closely with external individuals to exhibit their excellence.
WAHAD's intergenerational project aims to bridge the gap between Nottingham’s young artists and those of more experience. Taking inspiration from the themes of Future of Futures, they will connect creatives across generations for conversation and collaboration. Together, we will explore:
How do we make young people aware of the grassroot arts in Nottingham?
What resources and support are available to young creatives?
What skills have we learned from the pandemic hat can help us improve the arts community father?
What is the future of creativity in the region?
In this second episode of our series, we meet Nathaniel aka NV as he tackles the same questions: What motivates you? How has the pandemic affected your art? Where do you aim to take this? What advice would you give to young artists? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
He speaks about what he has learned in his 2 years of doing music and the importance of developing yourself holistically in any art form. NV is all about promoting self-confidence, self-motivation, and having integrity to be yourself through the ups and downs in the industry. He shares how "the chase" and his community has sustained him through achieving his goals, especially during the lockdowns, when there were no live shows or studio sessions. Although he isn’t where he wants to be yet, he understands the importance of appreciating all he has already achieved as he journeys to becoming a household name.