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Socaholic was created by husband and wife team, Nadia Socaholic and DJ Chris Vee with a mission to share their passion for Caribbean arts and culture and to encourage engagement and inspire unity through music, events and carnival.

They were both experienced in curating and executing projects for global brands and saw an opportunity to merge their skills and expertise to shake things up in the UK.

Founder

Nadia Socaholic

The founder, Nadia Socaholic was born to a Trinidadian mother and it was inevitable that carnival would run through her veins.

After an early introduction to Notting Hill Carnival then came her rite of passage and initiation as a teen to the mother of all carnivals in Trinidad.

Experiencing the high intensity of carnival in the streets of Port of Spain, it instantly sparked a curiosity and fascination. It not only connected the dots culturally but also offered an environment to express herself amongst like-minded people. 

After looking more closely at our homegrown carnival, it became her obsession to elevate and enhance Notting Hill Carnival. 

The media and press would never fail to disappoint with their negative narrative and bashing of carnival each time it came around and she knew that needed to change. 

She recognised that the carnival community needed to be the agents of change or they would become the victims of change and channelled her passion for the art, history and culture of carnival into informing and educating people.

She made it her duty to actively encourage the media and press to gain first-hand insights into what makes Notting Hill Carnival a national treasure and world class event that the whole nation should be proud of.

This has led to interviews on BBC Radio 1Xtra; features in fashion, music, art and youth culture magazine i-D; carnival coverage gracing the front pages of The Independent and The Guardian newspapers; a collaboration with TfL on a carnival travel campaign featured as a double page spread in the Metro; coverage on ITV News taking a look behind the scenes at carnival preparations.

Engagement with sponsors, stakeholders and many others has helped to push the boundaries  and create exciting new opportunities.

Some of the successes have included collaborations with iconic whisky brand Johnnie Walker, British fashion designer Paul Smith, contemporary art gallery Sadie Coles HQ and emerging international artist Alvaro Barrington.

Co-Founder

DJ Chris Vee

DJ Chris Vee has blazed a trail for over two decades as one third of the award winning trio Firin’ Squad.

His list of credentials includes presenting primetime shows, proven to be essential listening on some of the UK’s most influential radio stations – Kiss FM, Choice FM and Capital Xtra.

He was instrumental in curating, producing and presenting a ground breaking podcast showcasing up and coming UK talent, many of whom went on to become international superstars.

That online project received the broadcast industry’s most coveted accolade – Gold at the Sony Radio Academy Awards.

His ear for music and technical skills enabled him to play a pivotal role in the release of a series of chart-topping, platinum and gold certified compilation albums.

He has enjoyed a long and successful career that has allowed him to travel the world, playing to the biggest crowds and supporting some of the industry’s biggest artists.

An introduction to Notting Hill Carnival came early on, playing on Rampage Sound’s legendary Colville Terrace stage in 1993 and it was the late DJ Psycho that ignited in him an interest in Soca music.

DJ Chris Vee with his eclectic music taste has carved out a niche for himself and created a signature style by mixing and blending Soca with a fusion of other sounds, with the aim of exposing a broader audience to Soca music.

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CARNIVAL

Introducing
Notting Hill Carnival

JOIN US BEHIND THE FLOATS WITH OUR FRIENDS AT UCOM CARNIVAL AND EXPERIENCE NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL WITH THE BIGGEST AND MOST SPECTACULAR CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL BAND IN THE UK

CONCERTS

One Famalay
The Carnival Concert

For Notting Hill Carnival 2019, One Famalay brought together from across the Caribbean, the strongest line-up of Soca artistes and DJs ever seen in London

MEDIA

One Famalay
The Press Launch

One Famalay was a showcase of unity and talent from across the Caribbean and the official media launch at Carnival HQ, The Tabernacle was a truly inspirational event

EVENTS

Brixton
Winter Carnival 2019

ENHANCE YOUR EVENT WITH OUR SPECTACULAR COSTUMES, DANCERS, MUSIC, DRINKS, FOOD AND MORE. WE'LL BRING THE CARNIVAL VIBES TO YOU

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