Age 36
Gender Male
Hometown Austin, TX
Seasons 1
Chair Turns 2
Coach Cee Lo
Position Semifinalist

Nakia was a contestant on the first season of The Voice. He was part of Team Cee Lo, and was eliminated in the Semifinals.

Blind AuditionEdit

For Nakia's Blind Audition, he sang "Forget You". Cee Lo Green and Blake Shelton both turned around. Nakia chose to be on Team Cee Lo.

Battle RoundsEdit

In the Battle Rounds, Nakia was paired against Tje Austin. They sang "Closer". Cee Lo chose Nakia as the winner, sending him to the Quarterfinals.


In the Quarterfinals, Nakia sang "Sex on Fire". He did not receive the most votes on Team Cee Lo, but was saved by his coach, sending him to the Semifinals instead of The Thompson Sisters and Curtis Grimes.


In the Semifinals, Nakia sang "Whataya Want From Me". He did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Finals, eliminating him from the competition instead of Vicci Martinez.