Look, the dating landscape is pretty trash nowadays. More and more women are choosing to date themselves, with some even considering celibacy. But some of us still want to have a hot girl summer. And Nivea, the new host of “Asking For a Friend” is giving us the inside scoop on how to do just that.

What Is “Asking For a Friend?”

“Asking For a Friend” is a 21Ninety original podcast that delves into sex, relationships, and other trending topics. Its first season was hosted by author and relationship columnist Elisabeth Ovesen.

You might recognize Ovesen as the sultry seductress featured in a number of popular music videos in the early 2000s. And her first three books, “Confessions of a Video Vixen,” “The Vixen Diaries,” and “The Vixen Manual: How to Find, Seduce & Keep the Man You Want,” flew off the shelves, earning spots on the New York Times Best Seller list.

Her expertise in all things sex and relationships attracted many fans to the podcast. And due to its success, “Asking For a Friend” is back for another season, but this time, with a new host.

Introducing Nivea

Nivea is the newest host of season 2 of “Asking For a Friend.” You might know her as The-Dream’s ex-wife or Lil’ Wayne’s baby mama. Or maybe you recognize her from Mystikal’s hit song, “Danger (Been So Long).” But listen, Nivea is much, much more than that. And she isn’t here to play.

As the new host of the raw and relatable podcast, Nivea is ready to sip and spill all the tea. So you’d better buckle up because you’re in for a wild ride. Because Nivea isn’t holding back, and we’re here for it all. Here are five facts about Nivea and why “Asking For a Friend” season 2 will be everything you didn’t know you needed:

Nivea Knows A Lot About Men And Relationships

 

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Nivea is not one to hold back, especially when it comes to her past. In a 2021 “On That Note” interview with Kandi Burruss, Nivea sat down to discuss her relationships, and how they made her who she is today.

She talked about her relationship with Lil’ Wayne and how he urged her to leave her career to stay at home. But later, when she learned that Wayne had rekindled a relationship with his child’s mother and reality TV star Toya Johnson, she was left devastated.

 

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She also talked about her divorce from The-Dream, and subsequent reconciliation with Wayne. The couple announced their pregnancy in 2009, but not long after, actress Lauren London revealed that she was also expecting a child by Wayne.

Even though she was hurting, she didn’t point fingers. Instead Nivea learned and grew. She and London formed a close bond and friendship during their pregnancies. And after the interview, Johnson and her daughter Reginae Carter took to social media to express their love and admiration for her — an example of women sticking together.

Plus, She Has the Tea On All Your Faves

 

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Nivea has a lot of experience when it comes to the Hollywood industry. She started her career as a singer in the early 2000s. And her song “Don’t Mess With My Man” earned her massive success, putting her on the map.

The song featured Brian and Brandon Casey of the popular R&B group Jagged Edge. And she’s no stranger to celebrity circles. The “Laundromat” hitmaker is beloved by many celebrities, having worked with so many throughout her career.

 

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And of course, with former romantic ties to R&B singer and producer The-Dream and rapper Lil’ Wayne, you can guarantee she has all the industry tea on your favorite celebs.

And She’s Not Afraid To Spill It

 

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Nivea is not shy when it comes to expressing her opinions. She’s made cameo appearances on a number of television shows and podcasts.

She recently appeared on “Cooked in 5,” a BET series where fans can watch celebrities cook their favorite meals in 5 minutes. She made her famous meatball tacos and hilariously coined the phrase “gursh,” referencing the feeling when liquid from a food explodes inside your mouth. Her appearance was a major hit with fans, with many quoting her funniest lines and expressions.

 

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She also got candid with rapper Reginae Carter about her favorite bops. And even co-hosted a podcast with Zo Filthy called Filthy Radio where she dished about trending artists and news in Black music.

Because Nivea Is All About Growth

 

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Nivea is all about inspiring young girls and women to become their best selves. And even though anyone can see that Nivea is a beautiful woman, she isn’t afraid to show her vulnerable side.

Her fans can find updates about her health and fitness journey on her Instagram account. And she often posts pictures and video clips of herself in the gym sans makeup.

 

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Her real and relatable personality is a breath of fresh air to her nearly 500k Instagram followers. Not to mention, her posts with inspiring captions are a welcome change from the drama and negativity commonly found on our timelines.

And Family

 

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Nivea has made significant strides in her personal and professional life. But her proudest accomplishment is her children. And as the youngest of three sisters, Nivea understands the importance of family.

 

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She has four children: her only daughter Navy Talia Nash, twin boys London Nash and Christian Nash, and her youngest son Neal Carter, whom she shares with rapper Lil’ Wayne.

Her children are her life, as evidenced by the family pictures she posts on Instagram. But her fans are also like family, as she shares behind-the-scenes moments from her personal life with them on social media.

 

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Nivea B. Hamilton is called many things — a singer, radio host, and even an actress. Still, her most important title is “Mom.”

Season 2 of “Asking For a Friend” launches next week on Blavity TV.

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