Multidisciplinary artist, producer, author and philanthropist Fernandez Live aka Nando, began creating a name for himself in his hometown, of Baltimore City at the young age of 16. Starting a Non-Profit before most of his peers his age, started college. As a community leader he sought to educate himself by living in different cities across the country. From this experience his faith in the all loving God grew immensely, and his business aptitude and creativity only grew brighter.
The son of a hard-working faithfully loving teenage-mother and a pain stricken father who committed suicide, he subsequently became a force of good in his community and carved out a lane for himself. From his own words “Started in the woods but made my path”. Fernandez’s music is as dynamic as his personality. As a mainstay in Hip Hop his style is attention-commanding while also being able to provide an unfounded perspective on real world topics including spirituality, business, street life, and institutional discrimination. Blogger/photographer Michael Tapp wrote,“Fernandez's style popped from over 100 ft. away, he has enough creative energy to power all of Times Square.”
Based in Brooklyn, NY Fernandez Live has made his presence known across multiple creative industries. Founder of the OBAAH Tour (Our Beginnings All Are Humble), which specializes in showcasing his music, brand and other dynamic artists, while facilitating spontaneous creative collaborations.
Beyond writing and producing music for himself, Nando has worked directly with many popular musicians across the country and more notably, musical legend Wyclef Jean (on the Carnival IIItour). As a business savvy creative he’s gained ongoing support from Jay-Z, Emory Jones (Roc Nation), DJ Zeke Thomas, 99 Jamz WEDR Miami Radio, Bimmy Antney, Rick Ross, Janet & Sean Kingston, Tyrone Hunter, Elizabeth An (Restaurateur), Angela Simmons, Chris Gotti Lorenzo (Add Ventures Music), Jazze Pha (Superproducer), Lyor & Az Cohen, Eric Benét, Starpower Global Music Group (Chicago) and Jah Spice (Taylor Gang) .