Damon Paraha (A.K.A. Nomad) is an APRA award-winning, rapper/poet of Maori & Samoan descent. At 21 years of age, this Melbourne based artist is a father of two, and the second oldest of six talented siblings.
Born & Raised in “Burn City” Australia to Maori/Samoan parents. His biggest influences are J. Cole, Jay-Z and Kanye West. Citing his uncles purchase of a MacBook as the starting point of his rap journey, Nomad uploaded his first project, the “Fixtape Vol. 1” in 2017, which would be engineered by iconicbeats, the eventual co-founder of The Movement Recording Company. In 2018, Nomad would join the Stir It Up crew with a role in the Mark Hellinger directed “Talent Show” short film, where he would also debut his first official single “An Unexpected Variable”. That same year he would go on to win the Push Start Regional Finals, resulting in a Grand Finalist spot at St Kilda Fest 2019 where he would win The Push/APRA Songwriters award. In 2019 he has released his second official single “This Moment” a collaborative effort with J.B.T and @IconicBeats in the production seat this time. He looks to continue 2019 with the drop of his first EP, “Intermission”, which will be the first EP released under The Movement Record Company. He is now a member of the DayHunnid collective, and looks to continue his efforts in inspiring Pasifika youth to chase their artistic dreams.