In 2001, she released her debut CD entitled ’’Appearances’’. Her hard work resulted in a Best Pop Album award from Radio Free Virgin and JPF, for which she beat out 7800 other independently released albums. Her winning streak continued with another award from Radio Free Virgin and JPF with ’’Over It’’ being named one of the top 20 Best Pop Singles out of 25,000 independent successful songs in 2003. Nikkole further proved her success when she became the #1 independent singer in the US with her debut album via mp3.com. Following up and building upon the success of her first CD, Nikkole released a brand new full-length LP entitled ’’A Girl Like Me’’. The lead off single ’’It’s Too Late’’ featured The Emotions and was added to medium or heavy rotation at over 60 commercial radio stations, including Clear Channel Stations in the U.S. and to numerous radio stations in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and the Cook Islands. Nikkole has written and co-produced every single song on all three of her albums and her Christmas EP. She is also a voting member of the prestigious ’’Grammys’’, which is quite an honor especially for an independent recording artist. Nikkole was up for 3 Nominations in the following categories at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards: Best Urban / Alternative Performance (for ’’Breathe’’), Best R&B Song (for ’’Breathe’’) and Best New Artist! Nikkole has worked with some of the world's top performers such as Babyface, The Emotions, Lakeside (band), The Commodores, Midnight Star, Gregory Hines, Whoopi Goldberg, Cedric the Entertainer, and Patrice Rushen. Nikkole collaborated with Norman Brown on the #1 Billboard (magazine) smash ’’Stay With Me’’ (2007), more specifically the radio-friendly cut ’’You Keep Lifting Me Higher,’’ which she not only sang, but she wrote and arranged the vocals. In fact, Nikkole spent 8 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz Charts with Norman Brown's, ‘’Stay With Me’’ project. The album remained in Billboard's Top 10 for over 4 months! She has also appeared on many soundtracks and her song “Beautiful Colors” was selected for national television and radio ad campaigns for Mattress Firm, the largest mattress retailer in the United States. The success of Nikkole’s recording career has also led to endorsements and or sponsorships with major companies such as: Smashbox Cosmetics, Nine West, Sergio Valente, Joe’s Jeans, Seychelles Footwear and the list goes on. Nikkole has been featured in several magazines such as Ebony Magazine, BRE (Black Renaissance Exclusive), Ironman Japan, and this is addition to numerous newspaper articles and regional magazine reviews of Nikkole’s recordings and concerts.
On July 8, 2008 Nikkole’s first single ‘’Exotic’’ will be released. This song is from her third full length studio album entitled ‘’Creolepatra’’ which debuts on August 12, 2008. The new cd was produced by Nikkole and Lloyd Tolbert who has worked with Anthony Hamilton, Lionel Richie, The Emotions, Brandy, Toni Braxton, TLC, Norman Brown. The new release on SE Entertainment Records contains 17 tracks, 14 full-length songs and 3 interludes all penned by Nikkole. Coming aboard and lending their legendary Grammy award winning voices are The Emotions on Interlude - “Are You Swept?”. This brilliant trio worked with Nikkole on her last cd “A Girl Like Me”. In addition, celebrated guitarist David T. Walker makes an appearance on the Memphis blues inspired track “Where I Was Meant To Be”.