BEHIND THE MUSIC
It was at an event on the rural countryside of Oklahoma where Brian Nhira made his surprising musical debut. As he recalls, he was just four years old on that beautiful summer day when his parents lovingly pushed him onto a stage and told him to sing for a small group of spectators that had gathered. Though initially shy with a bit of stage fright, Nhira faced his fears and he has never looked back.
As a studious student, in numerous music classes and as a member of his high school show choir, Nhira dedicated a significant portion of his teenage years to sharpening his songwriting and vocal skills. In college at Oral Roberts University, where he was an integral member of the University Singers group, he began to release original music that was met with acclaim.
During Nhira's college experience his music and online videos started gaining recognition, which led to an invitation to audition on the Emmy Award winning NBC show 'The Voice.' For his Blind Audition Nhira sang the global smash hit song "Happy," originally written and performed by Pharrell Williams, and subsequently chose Williams to be his coach on the show. Nhira successfully navigated his way to the live rounds of the nationally televised talent competition by captivating audiences, and the coaches alike, with electric performances of top 40 hits including "Sugar" by Maroon 5," Grenade" by Bruno Mars and "Alive" by Sia.
Nhira’s recent music has charted on the Global Top 100 Pop Songs and his creatively produced music videos have racked up over 70 million views, with hit songs “Would You Still Love Me?” and “Til Death Do Us Part,” to name a few. As Nhira continues to write, record and release new music he maintains a busy schedule performing in countless venues around the world and at events including concerts and festivals, among others. Nhira was recently awarded the Zimbabwe Achievers Award for Excellence in Music, was nominated as one of the ‘Best Performing Acts’ by the AFRIMA awards, and he was also named one of the "Tulsans of the Year" by the Tulsa World news organization.
Nhira's goal is to be a catalyst of hope through the medium of music, with one of his methods being music outreaches. Over the years he has been able to inspire and motivate thousands of students across the country and around the world with the simple message that it's possible for them to achieve their dreams. His signature outreach, called the Backpack Project, has donated thousands of backpacks to students in underserved communities.