1. Introduce yourself(tell about yourself & who you are)
Hey, my name’s Niki. I’m 23. I’m originally from Cyprus, I’m Greek Cypriot and I currently live in Surrey. I travel a lot between London and Brighton, and I love meeting different people. I’m a very sociable person, so I love connecting and networking, as a matter of fact I’ve just taken up a role being a production assistant for a new film, which I’m really excited about doing. That would be for about one – two months. So I’m keeping really busy doing different things, which intertwines with the industry that I am in.
2. I noticed you are in the music business, how has your experience been with that and what goals do you have that you want to accomplish with it.
I love singing and music as a whole. I do a lot of sessions with other artists, writing for them, as it’s something that I’d like to continue doing as a career in the future. I’ve done it since I was a little girl and with being trained in a musical theatre school, music is a big part of my life, so I absolutely love it.
3. Tell me more about your agency Aria and how you got started?
So my agency is called Aria Clarke Agency , The reason I called my agency Aria is because my full name is Niki Avraam, and combined I came up with Aria! Aria in Greek means lioness. I’m a Greek Cypriot, and I just think it’s a beautiful thing to encourage empowerment, it is an honor being the founder of it. I spent the last year creating contacts with brands and building relationships with them to be able to get other people involved and working with their dream brands. I love helping others, I am a firm believer in equality and that everyone should be treated the same. So with this agency, I want girls to feel like everyone’s involved in everything. I want to be able to look after everyone and care for them, So it’s important that I can keep up to date with everyone and always there for them 24/7, So I’m really excited about the adventure that’s to come, it’s really exciting to have some beautiful girls already on board and constantly scouting people. It’s kind of a dream come true, being able to give girls what they deserve and hopefully get them paid work and collaborations that they’ve never even dreamed about doing. It’s just something that I’m really strong about and looking forward to, I just want to help others to make them better people, help them as much as possible so that everyone’s treated the same. I don’t want to go get one girl paid job and not the others. I want to make sure that all the girls are getting the same amount back equally.
4. What is your life like being a positive role model?
My life has been a great for me. I’m just a normal girl, living the dream and and I’m really enjoying it, from getting sent clothes to market for brands and make them more noticeable to sharing the knowledge that I know in the industry and being on television has been an incredible experience for me, So my main purpose of being a role model would be to spread positivity & influence to the world through my work.
5. What are some struggles you faced to be where you are in life now with everything you have?
I think everyone has had struggles in their life, there’s not one person on earth that has never struggled at once in their lifetime, I remember reading something Molly-Mae said about having the same 24 hours a day, but you don’t get the same advantages as everyone else. So I think it’s really important back to equality, we’re all treated in fairness and never judged. I think where I am today, I’ve faced challenges pretty much like everyone else in the world, but overcoming them and looking at the bright side is something I have been able to do.
6. How was your life like growing up? My childhood was good, I just grew up with my mom. My dad wasn’t around. It was pretty much me and my mom, but I had a good childhood for the most part, one thing I got to learn is that everyone is not the same and everyone faces different challenges. Just because some parents are seen with each other, that doesn’t mean they might be happy together, So I just learned to love my family and be grateful that I had a roof over my head, that I was able to eat food every day and come home to be warm and have clothes on my back. So I was really thankful. My mom literally worked all the time and at times I used to do night shifts with her at a care home, so she could afford for me to be able to go to a school in London, which I then trained in music, she really did everything she could for me and for that she will always be a wonderful mom to me.
7. What else can we look forward to from you?
I never know what the future is going to hold, but I always say yes to every opportunity that comes my way. I never want to tell myself I’m going to be where somewhere in a couple of years time, because that’s setting expectations that might not be met. And it’s quite demoralizing if you don’t get them. So I just take every day as it comes and take opportunities with open arms and just look forward to wherever that takes me.