Creative Call Out | Nayra J

By July 19, 2021October 7th, 2021Creative Call Out, The Motive, Walsall

We’re supporting creatives like you to connect with who and what you need. We’re gonna feature local talent needing some know-how to get them to the next level. Let’s look out for each other. Keep dropping in to see who can help you. 

We’ll be talking to a new creative every week. This week we’re chatting with Nayra J, a 19 year old rapper from Walsall. If you wanna work with Nayra, or get involved with a project drop us a DM on @MotiveWalsall and we’ll connect you!

Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?

My name is Nayra, I am 19. I am an upcoming rapper who has decided to focus 100% on music this year/throughout Covid, I’ve been on the grind with Instagram etc. I also have some side hustles and businesses going on which I am trying to expand on. I have been rapping for around 5 years and I am set on wanting to pursue this dream within the music industry and show the world anyone can do it. In particular I want to show people to do it their way and stay true to themselves. I want to make music that I would listen to rather than just mainstream music. 

Nayra J, Rapper from Walsall

19 year old Nayra is an upcoming rapper who has decided to focus 100% on music this year/throughout Covid

How can we help kids in Walsall creatively?

I think there should be more encouragement to be different, a lot of people follow the status quo, not everyone knows about what happens on the road etc. Schools and parents should encourage the youth to make their own world be unique and different. When you come into Walsall as a child, a lot of people have their own talent or creativity, don’t let anyone change your uniqueness, I believe schools and councils should encourage people to be unique, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. Hold onto that child inside of you and don’t let anyone kill it.  Step outside the house/box, your area, teachers, parents, friends.

What should we encourage?

Aim to encourage people to “get out there.” Walsall is such a small area, people limit themselves to Walsall, and don’t think big. I think people should be able to expand their horizons and branch out. There’s a whole world out there to explore, a lot more to do. Not everyone is encouraged to travel and think bigger or want to be bigger than Walsall. Adults can only do so much in terms of encouragement, ultimately no matter how much someone is pushed it results down to the individual, the individuals have got to look at the world and make their own perspective on it. Make the world your oyster.

What opportunities do you think should be available?

I think most opportunities are in bigger cities. However, there could be more opportunities within Walsall that allow you to get bigger opportunities. I live in Walsall, and I’m chasing this music dream. I’ve realised that opportunities are never going to be in your face. I know that I need to take even small opportunities and make them big, work on them and grow. Like little gigs at a Shisha bar etc or pubs, you never know who you’re going to meet there.


If you’re interested in what Nayra J has spoken about, drop us a DM on @MotiveWalsall, or contact Lyfeproof UK to connect you.

Interviewer: Faisal