On April 18th, 2005, Zia Victoria was born. The young musician started playing guitar in kindergarten, and wrote her first song at the tender age of seven. Zia is extremely creative, and loves inspiring others through her music. After she had just turned eight, she wrote a song called “African Sun” to give hope to the orphaned children in Africa. One year later, she had the opportunity to visit an orphanage in South Africa, where she played her song for the kids, recorded a music video for it, and gave them big hugs. When Zia was nine, she also performed Glen Campbell’s Try A Little Kindness at the I’ll Be Me Movie premiere, sang African Sun at Novak Djokovic’s press conference, and won as runner-up for a scholastic writing competition.
Zia has written approximately 45 songs and made her debut on the TODAY SHOW in 2016. Over the past few summers, she has been playing on the streets of NYC (mainly in: Central Park, Union Square, and Columbus Circle) to help raise money for different charities. So far, she has raised $2,000 for Hope and Heroes, (a charity that helps kids with cancer) and another $2,000 for the Novak Djokovic Foundation (a foundation that helps kids in Serbia get an education).
Five of Zia’s original songs are available on iTunes now. All of the proceeds to “Do It For Someone Else”, “Good to Go” and “Taking Flight” go to charity. Zia strongly believes in kindness, and the idea of ‘paying it forward’. Recently, she started public speaking and playing her music for several schools and camps around the east coast. She talks about character, kindness, bullying, and a lot of the material that relates to her music. “Campers loved that her songs reflect the virtues we learn at camp like positivity, gratitude, and kindness, especially in her song Do It For Someone Else,” (ESF Camps). After visiting the camps, Zia received the 2017 Mark Solomon, Make A Difference Award at ESF’s annual dinner. She is the youngest to receive this award. Because she had such an impact on many people at these camps, Zia was asked to go to more of the cites this summer. It was her first official tour and an experience of a lifetime. “The 2018 Make A Difference Tour” was definitely the highlight of Zia’s Summer.
Zia Victoria made an appearance on Nickelodeon this past year. She performed at the Novak Djokovic Foundation Gala in Milan, Italy, the Red Ants Pants Music Festival in Warm Springs, Montana, Rockwood Music Hall in New York, and more. To learn more about Zia, be sure to check her out on Instagram and YouTube.