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Meet Nadavayah Washington

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nadavayah Washington.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Born in Queens, New York raised in Brooklyn and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; life wasn’t easy. Growing up, I always had a love for the arts but never the confidence needed to put my best foot forward and really try to stand out for my craft. I was never good or pretty enough in my eyes. No one needed to tell me I couldn’t do it, I said it enough to myself. Throughout the majority of my schooling, I was in my school choir. This provided me with the perfect cover. I could sing with my friends and hide in the crowd; I never went for that solo spot. If I did, everyone would see me and think about how thin I am and wonder if I have eaten today. The place I felt the most confidence was the hallway in the basement of the brownstone where I lived. I would walk up and down the hall, balancing books on my head to protect my walk. Alone in that basement, I felt like I shined. It took the passing of a very special music teacher for me to realize that I wanted to Love what I did for a living. The passion he had for music and his students was tangible. I had to work hard on not letting me hold myself back.

Please tell us about your art.
Today, I’m an independent commercial and print model amercing myself into the Fort Lauderdale fashion industry. Test shoots, fashion shows, networking events, and helping a good friend of mine behind the scene during photo shoots are some of the ways I make sure my presence and creative inputs are known. The inspiration behind every photo I take and every runway I walk on is to promote self-love, self-confidence, and inner strength.

What do you think about the conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
I think the conditions for the artist have improved over time. Things are hard in the aspect of finances for sure. A lot of artists don’t have the ability to earn an income there creations. In these cases, some choose to sacrifice their art in order to survive. Things are a lot easier in so many other ways, like exposure. Thanks to Technology and Social Media artists have never had more opportunities to make a name for themselves and show their work to the masses. It’s a beautiful time for art and entertainment, tools literally at our fingertips to aid in production time, distribution/exposure, and quality. I’m positive it will only continue to improve.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can see my work on Instagram at Also on Facebook at

For bookings, please DM on Instagram or send a direct email.

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     Image Credit:
Alexbaileyphotos, Dawin Welch

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