Girl from Wales makes the best of both worlds

Wednesday 23rd March 2016 09:19 EDT

A real life Hannah Montana, 23 year old Nesdi Jones has chosen two different lives; One, where she lives with her parents in Criccieth and works as a part time waitress in a restaurant, the second, as a multilingual pop star in India, Nigeria, Canada and other places.

“When I was 15, I never would have imagined travelling to India or singing in Hindi and Punjabi. When I moved out to India at 17 to work at a local school, I fell in love with the place and the music. It was rapper and producer Yo Yo Honey Singh from India who discovered me on YouTube, after I uploaded a video of me singing one of his songs. I am a white girl and come from a completely different cultural background but I sing in Punjabi and Hindi. It is an opportunity for me to showcase Bhangra music to the people of Wales,” Nesdi said.

Nesdi has touched number one for more than once in the Official Asian Download Chart, and was awarded the Best Newcomer at the British Bhangra Awards 2014. She will soon be recording a music video for her single, performing in a club in Delhi and appearing on television in an interview in Hindi.

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