SAY SHE SHE
Date: Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023
Born in Wichita, KA, NandoSTL moved to St. Louis with his father at a young age. From then on he was raised by his grandmother, a God-fearing woman who believed in prayer and stayed active in the church. His first job was playing the drums during Sunday services and he slowly began to develop an appreciation for the fervency of music. His grandfather was a member of many social clubs and Nando tagged along on many occasions, further developing his love for music as he grooved out to the tunes ringing from the jukebox.
After high school, Nando went to live with his mother in North Carolina where he enrolled in Fayetteville State University and studied Mathematics. While there he met a charming, southern girl who introduced him to a different way of life and, after graduating, they moved back to St. Louis and started a family. But music always remained deep in Nando’s heart and it was only a matter of time before it would break loose.
In 2018, NandoSTL released his debut EP Good Vibes, a five track compilation introducing his soulful, refreshing style to the world. It included standout records like I Don’t Even Smoke and All Night Long, which caught fire on social media and began spreading throughout the Midwest. Since then, NandoSTL has headlined an handful of his own major stage performances and opened for legends such as Talib Kweli, and become one of the Midwest’s fastest rising artists.