Nikki Webster was just 13 when she shot to fame in the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics and released Strawberry Kisses just one year later. While it might feel like just yesterday, it’s been more than 22 years and now Nikki is celebrating another milestone, seeing her youngest child start school this year. In true Nikki style, she is marking the occasion with an adorable music video aptly titled Starting School.
The now 35-year-old mum of two is looking forward to transitioning Malakai into big school next month, with nothing but a cohort of young dancers and a catchy song to get him ready for the big day.
“We thought it would be great to unite all young ones heading to school for the first time with a fun little song and music video that focuses on the positive aspects of schooling,” explained Nikki.
“The song we have developed, Starting School, was a little collaboration between my brother Scott and our wonderful dancers from our two studios, promoting dance, movement and of course singing,” she said.
Recorded in their performing arts studio, the lyrics of Starting School touch on school being ‘cool’ as well as a place for rules and a time to provide little brains with fuel. The music video features both Malakai and Nikki’s oldest child, Skylah, along with a dozen dancers.
“I have mixed emotions about my youngest starting school, it’s such an exciting milestone but also, my baby is becoming a big boy!
“I can only hope that both Malakai and Skylah are provided with the same wonderful opportunities and time at school as I enjoyed when I was a child,” she added.
Respected Sydney performing arts school, The McDonald College has also thrown their support behind Nikki’s back to school initiative, with the music video filmed on their grounds.
“I was lucky enough to attend The McDonald College and they have been huge supporters of my career.
“I approached them to see if we could shoot on their campus and both Malakai, Skylah and our pre-elite dancers were ecstatic to perform there – it certainly brought back many memories for me as a former student,” continued Nikki.
At just 35, Nikki is pleased she been given the opportunity to ride the wave of having her own business for more than a decade, supporting other young talent in performing arts.