Nikita was born in Philadelphia, PA in August of 1974. She attended private Christian school from pre-K through 8th grade. She spent her high school years at Overbrook High and was enrolled in the magnet scholar and music magnet programs.
Nikita sang in many city choirs, the Overbrook High School and Overbrook Community choirs. She attended Temple University and graduated from the SCAT with a BA in communications. She also sang in the Temple University choir as well as, the 300 Voice Welcome America Choir and the 30 Voice Special 4th of July Ensemble.
She also worked in educated for 10 years, teaching pre K-12th grade.