By David Scott
Nikki Thomas. Photo by Cory E. Jefferies.
Radio personality Nikki Thomas celebrated her 42nd birthday and the Networking Love Festival on Valentine’s Day Feb. 14 at the Liege Spirit Lounge in Old Oakland.
“I wanted to get people together to network, celebrating love, community, entertainment and most important – empowerment,’’ said Thomas, who is co-host of the Kevin Brown Morning Show on KBLX 102.9 FM Radio.
Born and raised in New Orleans, she knew as a child she was destined to be on the radio. Inspired by her great grandmother’s request to read her the daily horoscope, she began reading news articles aloud, pretending to be on the air.
After graduating from high school in 1988, she attended Xavier University, majoring in communications. While in college she started working at a local New Orleans radio station, eventually moving to the Bay Area to work at KBLX.
“Working with Kevin Brown is a wonderful experience,” she said. “We have a great chemistry with each other that’s totally spontaneous, unscripted and unrehearsed. And our listeners love it. “
Her advice to young women is, “First take yourself and your career seriously, set goals for yourself, and have a game plan. The greatest love of all is to love and value yourself.”
For information on the Nikki Thomas Network visit www.thenikkithomasnetwork.com.