About the artist
Nailah Blackman is a Trinidadian singer and songwriter most strongly associated with the soca genre. Nailah Blackman's grandfather, the late Garfield Blackman, also known as Lord Shorty or Ras Shorty I, invented the style of music known as Jamoo and is also credited with inventing soca as a means of reinvigorating calypso music. Her mother, Abbi Blackman, is a hit-making calypso star in her own right. Nailah is the niece of Nehilet Blackman.