Since childhood, it’s clear that Ni-ki has great skill in dancing. He started dancing to Michael Jackson’s DVD at just three years old.
Then at five, the young boy began attending dance academy where he learned ballet and dance.
Even before becoming an idol, Ni-ki already has many experiences performing on stage in Japan.
He did dance covers of Goodbye, Danger, Tiger, and Eclipse originally by Taemin of SHINee. This young dancer even got to dance with SHINee around 2016-2017.
In 2020, this Sagittarius man joined the survival competition series I-Land in 2020. In this show, 23 male trainees were competing for a chance to debut with a new group.
For the final line-up, six trainees would be picked by the public, while one would be the producers’ choice.
With the massive talent he has, it’s no surprise that Ni-ki quickly became one of the best dancers in the show. He could pick up choreography quite easily.
He even helped other contestants with their dancing, while still maintaining high quality solo performance.
At the end of the show, the man from Okayama, Japan got the fourth most votes from the public. With this result, he officially became part of ENHYPEN.
The group made their debut in November 2020. For their first release, ENHYPEN made an EP titled Border: Day One with the lead single Given-Taken.
The EP peaked at number two on Gaon Album Chart and the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart.
ENHYPEN would continue on their successful debut by releasing more albums. In March 1, 2021, they release the EP Border: Carnival.
After that, they had their Japanese debut by releasing Border: Hakanai in July 2021.
- Real Name: Nishimura Riki (西村 力)
- Stage Name: Ni-ki (니키)
- Nickname: Super Dancer, Little Michael Jackson
- Birthday: December 9, 2005
- Birthplace: Okayama, Japan.
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
- Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
- Nationality: Japanese
- Position: Maknae
- Solo Fandom Name: Nikitties
- Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
- Weight: 63 kg (138.8 lbs)
- Blood Type: B
- Religion: –
- Profession: Singer
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- Hobbies: Dancing, Sports, Watching movies
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- Before competing in I-Land, Ni-ki was a trainee for about eight months.
- Fellow trainee Ta-ki and Ni-ki has the same birth name Riki, that’s why he’s called Riki B during training.
- On the first episode of I-Land, he performed Jopping by SuperM.
- This Sagittarius Man was dubbed as the best dancer in I-Land.
- The other members already acknowledged that he is a good dancer when they first met.
- He was praised by The8, J-Hope, Doobu, and BigHit Choreographer Son Sungdeuk for his dancing.
- His personality is ENFJ.
- He is left-handed.
- He can play piano.
- Ni-ki is able to memorize choreography in just about ten minutes.
- Other than dancing, he likes playing football.
- He loves spending his time watching movies.
- This K-pop Star likes spring season best.
- He loves the taste of mint chocolate ice cream.
- He picks black as favorite color.
- Dumpling is his soul food.
- He likes the ENHYPEN members, especially Heeseung.
- He loves eating golden fish bread.
- This Dancer likes sleeping and hates waking up.
- He also dislikes bugs.
- He picks his dance shoes as the most precious item.
- The man from Japan wants to be someone that can touch people’s hearts.
- He would love to do a concert.
- In ten years’ time, he hoped to be performing on Billboard stage.
- Ni-ki wanted to perform with fans at Billboard Music Awards.
- He described himself with the word dance, absorptive, and concentration.
- He got nominated on the 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2020.
- On his back there is a connected mole.
- He is really talented in hip hop dance.
- He is the closest to Jungwon because of their similar age.
- His favorite subject at school is PE.
- He has a dog that he called Bisco.
- He has a motto of dance is life.
- His ideal type is…
Pics of Ni-ki
1. Ni-ki looks really classy with the suit on
2. Love how the lights really highlight his feature
3. He looks really soft and sweet here
4. You can clearly see his flawless face in this close-up
5. Ni-ki can bring lots of cuteness as well
There is no doubt that Ni-ki is an amazing dancer. His energy and talent are really essential for ENHYPEN.