NaQuiyah Hodges

Full Name (Nick/Stage name) : Naquiyah Hodges “N’Qya”

Age : 42

Hometown and city/town you currently reside : Born and raised in Fort Worth, currently reside in Arlington

Occupation : Educator and Side-Gig Hustler!

Instagram/Facebook :@IG-@nqya, FB- N’Qya Singer-Songwriter

How did you hear about Metro Idol?

Where and which night did you perform you Preliminary? October 3rd, 2021
How long have you been singing and when did you realize your passion for singing? I’ve been singing publicly since middle school, but I fell in love with music at about the age of 3 and discovered I had a good singing voice at about 6 years old because I had an ear for music and I knew how to mimic.

Tell us something interesting about you. Could be anything from random/hidden/rare talents, upbringing, challenges you’ve faced or moment(s) from your childhood, etc. This is where you can express what you would like us to know that sets your apart!
I’m a mom of two teenage boys and I’ve been an educator for 17 years. Although I’ve been singing since I was a small child, as strange as it sounds, nobody in my family knew. I grew up an only child and I would just sing in my room and occasionally at school around close friends. It wasn’t until I was convinced by a friend to enter a middle school talent show that my mom and grandmother found out I could sing. They’re approval and confirmation that I really could sing gave me the confidence to pursue it further and it’s been my passion ever since.