Nikau, of Te Arawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, and Te Whānau a Apanui descent, has won over audiences with her powerful voice, captivating stage presence, and heartfelt lyrics.

Nikau’s songwriting skills have also gained recognition, with her song “Sunflower” winning the Best Lyrics award at the Regional Smokefree Rockquest.

Her song “Tōku Tuakiri” won her a Waiata Takitahi grant, and she has performed at several events, including the Lakeside Rotorua concert and the Howard Morrison Tribute Concert. Waiata Anthems is a group that supports her release and has created a short documentary about her waiata and journey to Te Reo Māori.