Fifteen-year-old Nikka is the moving spirit of the group. She composed most of the songs in their maiden album, including the carrier single, Scream.
Nikka’s grandpa is the late veteran journalist Vic Tañedo, from whom she inherited the writing genes. She wrote Scream at the age of 14, but it’s not really her first creation which attacted overwhelming attention.
Her first big break came when her original tune, Chums (written when she was 12), won MTV Asia’s The Next Big Thing search in the Philips Out Of The Box portion in 1997. Out of thousands of entries from all over Asia, Australia and as far as Nigeria, Chums performed by Wyrd won the international contest.