Exploring the stories of those who's cut from a different cloth.
Call it destiny, but for rapper, poet and musician Nardean, music is something that was thrust upon her.
"It doesn't feel like it was a choice. It chose me."
Growing up in Sydney's West in a traditional Egyptian family, Nardean quit her studies as an English and Drama teacher and began pursuing a career that would cement her place among Australia's finest hip-hop artists. From starting against her family's expectations and feeling like she had something to prove, Nardean now works full-time on her music, creating songs that pay homage to her culture and offer a poetic expression of her identity.
Taking inspiration from various music styles, including RnB and electronica, Nardean's genre-bending songs have amassed a strong following. From Splendour in the Grass and Bigsound Festival to her own tour, Nardean has well and truly proven her impressive musical skills.
Keep following Nardean's story to learn more about her music and the things that inspire her.