Niyorah Olivacce cultivated an interest in music at a young age. While listening to his father and uncle’s roots reggae collection he developed a thirst for righteousness. By age 16, he was performing in the streets of Savan (a ghetto in downtown St. Thomas, Virgin Islands) lamenting the daily struggles of ghetto life. Pursuing a professional career in reggae music at age 18, Niyorah explains “Reggae was one of the greatest influences on my life. I cling to the music for some mystical reason." Music was a natural career choice for this young star. His grandfather was an award-winning vocalist who sang gospel and Negro spirituals, while his aunt, Ophelia Olivacce Marie, continues to be heralded as “Dominica’s Songbird” for her vocal prowess.
Since the start of his professional career, Niyorah has performed at events and festivals throughout the USA, Caribbean, Hawaii, Venezuela and Guam. Performing at events such as Reggae Rising, the Baltimore African American Heritage Music festival and the Sierra Nevada World Music festival, Niyorah has shared the stage with such artists as Bunny Wailer, Marcia Griffiths, Erika Badu, Buju Banton, Sizzla, Capleton, Junior Reid, Junior Kelly, Eve, Glen Washington and Midnite Band.
Niyorah's relentless approach to the stage continually gains him the respect of industry stalwarts as well as the adoration of old fan and new ones alike. He is a star on the rise. The best of Niyorah is yet to come...
Latest album: 'Rising Sun'
'Rising Sun' available to download at iTunes here.