Radio hosts rarely ditch the mic to be in front of a camera (well, unless they’re Ryan Seacrest!). Most of us recognize such personalities by their voices alone but “The Voice of New York” Angie Martinez is one popular NYC host who steps out more than most.
The 43-year-old rapper-turned-radio-host attended the Kids Rock! Fashion Show in Grand Central last year during New York Fashion Week, and she brought her 10-year-old son, Niko. Rubbing elbows with stars like Lil Jon, The View host Sherri Shepherd, Real Housewife Kelly Bensimon, and their own kids, Angie and Niko looked cool and collected
This could be because Niko’s mom has made her living interviewing Hollywood A-listers like Kim Kardashian, Wiz Khalifa, Terrance Howard, and more. We’re sure the conversation flowed smoothly for Angie and we hope young Niko was taking notes!
Angie gave birth to her only son back in June 2003 while in a relationship with Dru Hill member Tamir “Nokio” Ruffin. Can you believe it’s been so long?
According to Sing365, Angie was raised by a single mother who was a program director for a jazz radio station. She says her home was “always filled with music.” We have a feeling that Angie is creating this very same childhood for her son, and if everything goes to plan, we could be hearing Niko broadcast over the sound waves very soon.