From the name Nova Rapper, one can easily imagine or get a pretty good idea of who the owner of the name is. If you guessed he is a rapper, you are on the right track because he very much is. Nova is an up and coming rap artiste who first gained popularity after he emerged winner of the third season of ‘ The Rap Game’ competition to be signed on to the “So So Def label” in 2017.
The label which is owned by the renowned rapper, songwriter, record producer and record executive, Jermaine Dupri, further helped grow his fanbase and improve his music to the delight of his fans that are growing by leaps and bounds. For more information about his career and personal life do read on.
Nova Rapper – Biography
Nova Rapper whose real name is Julio Franceschi was born on the 28th of May 2000, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Though much information isn’t known about his early life, it is known that his father and mother got divorced when Nova was still very young. After the divorce, his mother took him and his siblings to live with her brother simply known as Ekko.
Much information isn’t available concerning the schools he attended in his early days. Nevertheless, after the move to his uncle’s home, he was home-schooled by his uncle Ekko since there wasn’t enough money to enroll him in high school.
Nova’s career officially began in the year 2013. Having established the fact that he came from a struggling family, he had his mobile gadgets to aid his musical ambitions. These gadgets enabled him to upload rap skits on various social media pages with Instagram being his favorite platform.
Before long, he got popular and his followers increased mainly because he uploaded original rap contents since he was well able to write his own lyrics. However, what gave him an even increased fame was when he was chosen to enter into the third season of the ‘Rap Games’ competition in 2017. The show was organized by ace rapper and music producer, Jermaine Dupri.
Nova ended up becoming the winner of the third season of the competition and as a result, was signed on to Dupri’s music label called So So Def. Also, Jermaine Dupri took Nova to Atlanta where he had his debut single (Stay Over) recorded. The song which featured established American singer/songwriter, Jacquees, was well received by fans and critics alike. Other follow up singles include; ‘Go Harder, ‘Look Out Below,’ and more. Due to his immense drive and determination to succeed, he works in the studio most nights and from the foregoing, his efforts are paying off.
Family Life of The Rapper
Nova had a rough childhood growing up. Though he lived mostly with his maternal uncle, he sometimes lived on and off in shelters for the homeless. His father’s name is unknown but his mother’s name is Jasmin Vega. She is also called, “Jazzie” for short. He has a brother named Noah Franceschi, and a sister named Alexa Franceschi. In addition, he also has a cousin named Natalia Valencia Gomez.
Nova is not married and seems to be solely focused on growing his music career which is still in its budding stages. Nevertheless, Nova has a girlfriend, her name is Nia Kay and she is also a rapper from Chicago. The pair met in 2017 when they were both contestants of ‘The Rap Game.’ At the time, Nia Kay was just 14 years of age while Nova was 16. The duo is still together and going strong in their relationship which has not had any controversies attatched to it.
Nova is still very much a young rapper on the rise with lots of years to grow his fanbase and fortune as well. Being that the lad wasn’t born into a wealthy or middle-class family, he has definitely done well for himself so far with the use of his talents. According to estimates, Nova is worth an impressive $300,000 which is more money than many made in such a short time into their careers as artist. Still, this figure is expected to see significant increase in the coming years as his fame grows.