On the first season of "The Voice," Nakia immediately became a fan favorite before finishing as a semifinalist. More than 14 million viewers tuned in each week to witness Nakia wowing the show's celebrity coaches with his electric stage presence and using his gritty voice to make Top 40 songs his own.
After a 6 year hiatus, Nakia knew it was time to call up the Blues Grifters again when he was invited to appear on a compilation album in 2016. Together, they transformed The Allman Brothers Band
's, "Whipping Post
" from a prog-rocking guitar dirge into a lowdown gritty sax-infused soul jam that culminates in a double time frenzy.