Smirnoff Presents: Swedish-Iranian Hip-Hop Artist Nadia Tehran
We’re always on the look out for something new and different when it comes to music. And as part of their new campaign, Smirnoff has hooked up with Swedish-Iranian hip-hop star Nadia Tehran, who met with Radio 1Xtra’s Sian Anderson in London to talk about the rap artist’s life and inspiration.
Despite still being a relative unknown, Nadia Tehran has just been cast as the face of the latest Smirnoff campaign. Growing up in a Muslim Iranian family in a small Christian town in Sweden, the second-generation Swedish-Iranian urban artist’s music explores the limits of personal and political identity.
Having grown up as a relative ‘outsider’ in Sweden, Tehran describes her music as borderless saying: “I’ve always felt borderless. It’s not about how you look, it’s an energy. We’re all together in this feeling of belonging and not belonging.”
Earlier this year she released her first EP, Life is Cheap, Death is Free. The EP was supported by her first single and music video release Refugee, which was shot by Tehran and her father in Iran, despite laws that prohibit solo female performances and thus the production was actually considered illegal.
Nadia Tehran has quickly established herself as one of the ones to watch in 2017 and she met up with Radio 1 Extra’s Sian Anderson for a chat on life and music. Check out the meeting below and head over to Nadia Tehran’s Soundcloud Page to hear some of her stuff!
This post has been kindly sponsored by Smirnoff.