Nakia was a contestant on Season 1 of The Voice (U.S.). He was part of Team Cee Lo and was the twenty-sixth contestant to audition in the Blind Auditions.


He was 36 years old at the time of auditioning and was from Austin, Texas, U.S.

The Voice

Blind Auditions

For the blind auditions he chose to sing "Forget You" by Cee Lo Green. Both Cee Lo and Blake Shelton turned their chairs around but Nakia elected to join Cee Lo's team.

Battle Rounds

For the battle rounds Blake chose to team her up with fellow contestant Tje Austin and gave them the song "Closer" by Ne-Yo. After the performance Cee Lo chose to save Nakia and Tje was eliminated from the competition.


For the quarterfinals he chose to sing "Sex on Fire" by Kings of Leon. He also performed with Cee Lo and the rest of his team to "Everyday People" by Sly and the Family Stone. Nakia was given Cee Lo's Vote and went through to the next round with Vicci Martinez.


For the semi-finals he chose to sing "Whataya Want from Me" by Adam Lambert. He also performed with the rest of the Final 8 contestants to a "Faith/Freedom! '90" medley by George Michael. Vicci gained the most votes and advanced to the finals whilst Nakia was eliminated.


Round Title Artist With
Blind Auditions "Forget You" Cee Lo Green
Battle Rounds "Closer" Ne-Yo Tje Austin
Quarterfinals "Sex on Fire" Kings of Leon
Quarterfinals "Everyday People" Sly and the Family Stone Team Cee Lo
Semi-finals "Whataya Want from Me" Adam Lambert
Semi-finals "Faith/Freedom! '90" medley George Michael The Final 8


Nakia - "Forget You"01:59

Nakia - "Forget You"

Nakia vs02:12

Nakia vs. Tje Austin - "Closer"

Nakia - "Sex on Fire"03:31

Nakia - "Sex on Fire"

Team Cee Lo (Nakia) - "Everyday People"02:36

Team Cee Lo (Nakia) - "Everyday People"

Nakia - "Whataya Want from Me"03:31

Nakia - "Whataya Want from Me"

The Final 8 (Nakia) - "Faith Freedom! '90" medley03:47

The Final 8 (Nakia) - "Faith Freedom! '90" medley

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