Philadelphia-born and New York City-raised musician Noni Rene produced her own sound while a student at Lincoln University. 

Her debut EP "Coming To Paz" was released in June of 2014. The following summer saw the release of her single “Good Vibes”.

Noni has opened for Hip Hop legends Big Daddy Kane (2013) and Rakim (2014) at the ODUNDE Festival. In 2014, she was the Viewer's Choice to open for Tamar Kali and jessica Care moore at Bedford Stuyvesant's STooPS Festival. In 2015 and 2016, Noni performed as a semi-finalist for the AFROPUNK Battle of the Bands. Also in 2016, Noni Rene was the runner-up in the Queens Library Battle of the Bands. Since, she has performed concerts at several Queens Library locations, and returned to the BOTB twice as a judge. 

In 2018, Noni performed for Sofar Sounds in Washington D.C. Currently, she attends The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. 

"Noni's songs are very relatable and personable, which allows the audience to get lost in her words as they spiral into a parallel universe also known as the mind of 'TheVillageKid.'"




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Hi, I'm Noni Rene, aka TheVillageKid. I perform, study and write music.

For example, I was voted into the AFROPUNK Battle of the Bands in 2015, as well as in 2016. In addition, check out my single, "Good Vibes"! 

I make music to inspire young women to express themselves! READ MORE