Saturday 25 November 2017

Nadia Forde set to launch music career

Model currently recording songs in London

Barry Egan

Barry Egan

ONE of Ireland's top models Nadia Forde is about to launch her music career.

The beautiful 24-year-old is currently recording songs in London and should be putting the final touches next year in Los Angeles.

“I'm working with different producers both sides of the pond. I’m so lucky. I'm learning a lot and enjoying every bit of it,” she said today.

“I admire different artists like Cheryl Cole to Toni Braxton so I guess I just take influences from everywhere. I did a lot of musical theatre and classical training in school but right now the music I've been working on is more pop based. “

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“Well, firstly,” she laughed, “I'm nowhere near Naomi Campbell She's got much better legs than me!!! But I guess I’m just having fun and taking it all as it comes...so no pressure!”

Nadia first sang as a kid at Belgrove School in Clontarf.

“I played Bono in my first school play when I was 11,” she recalled. “I sang I Still Haven't Found What I'm looking For. I wore the shades and everything.”

Her publicist, Joanne Byrne, certainly believes Nadia has the right attitude to succeed. “Nadia has a great work ethic and that is so important because how you look can perhaps open doors but it is your attitude that will set you apart. I think I gave her one of her first photocall jobs a few years back and in every job she has done whether its a press shot or panto she has approached each and every job with total professionalism. That's what builds a reputation both here and abroad,” says Joanne who looks after Westlife, Robbie Keane and hundreds of other big names.

“I'm really excited about the future,” Nadia added, still on a high after performing sang Amhran na bhFiann in front of a 50,000 fans at the Aviva stadium before the Ireland v Latvia game on Friday night. She admitted she was nervous as much by the prospect of 50,000 fans as the new management dream team of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane watching her sing. “I was very nervous but once you start singing you forget and autopilot takes over. The big roar at the end of the anthem is a pretty special moment and I can hear it through my in ears. You get goosebumps! I was overwhelmed last night much more so than the first time around,” she said referring to the World Cup Qualifier game against Sweden in September in Dublin. “It's weird you go from sitting in a dressing room with one or two people very quiet and calm then you walk out in front of thousands of people. That’s when the adrenaline kicks in. Maybe one day I'll get to perform a concert here!”

Nadia added that she was “still fragile because I celebrated with friends last night in House on Leeson Street. But I'm currently promoting my 2014 calender so I'm straight back to work this morning”.

The Irish superstar in the making is also in London on Tuesday to sign a big management contract with Cole Kitchenn, the talent agency that looks after the likes of Kelly Brook.

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