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Published on May 27th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


Science Rocks Benefit Concert Featuring Niya803

Hosts: SC Community Uplift Foundation & Unlimited Hands-On Science

Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Earlewood Park Amphitheatre, 1111 Parkside Dr., Columbia, SC

Who: The focus will be on children and teens up to 18 years old, but all are

What: We will have young vocalist, instrumentalists, dancers, and will feature young female rapper Niya803 from BlackExpo at 2:30 p.m. At 1:30 p.m. we will demo a full-length science show of wonders, not to mention Dr. Russ, our aviation specialist. There will be food vendors, face painting, bouncey houses, and so much more.

Cost: No cost to enter, but bring spare change to buy a wristband and goodies from the vendors.

Come out and enjoy the festivities! Vendors and non-profits, please contact us:

About Niya803

Born Alexana Ni’Yai Allen on May 12, 2001, in Dillon, South Carolina. She got her nickname from her grandparents who could not pronounce her birth name. As the only child of Tumika and Reggie Charles Allen, she always wished for siblings. She spent much of her time at her grandparent’s home just to play with her cousins. Her older cousin, Ciera, introduced her to hip-hop and dance. It was then she began to create dance routines to different music.

Niya’s parents divorced when she was 8 years old. Due to her parents separation, she moved to Columbia, South Carolina with her mother. In a new city without any siblings or cousins to have fun with, she joined her elementary school’s step team. She enriched her dance and music influences through the years participating in school competitions. Relocating once again to another part of Columbia, Northeast, she didn’t like certain things about the new middle school’s step team and decided not to join. Niya continued to create dance moves to different music. When she reached 7th grade, she decided to start her own dance group, Young Envy. Niya began to listen more to K Camp, August Alsina, Chris Brown, Ciara, & Nicki Minaj. Her group created more dance routines to the music of these artist.

Rapper / Songwriter

Niya’s Music career began at the age of 12, when she wrote her 1st rap “I Am Fresh” and presented it to her mother. It was then her mother took notice that Niya was not only a great dancer but also a songwriter in the making. The combination of music and her mother’s discipline of making her read books beyond her grade level helped her to not only keep good grades, but to also shape her into a young artist of strong melodic and lyrical footing. Her 2nd rap “Rockin with the Best” is becoming a favorite of her new fans. She now shares her talents with the world through her music and dance routines on her social websites, step shows, festivals, and events around the city. We look forward to the success and growth of Niya, the young MC representing 803…
Katherine Myers

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