Nomi Yah is a songwriter and author. She co-wrote the song King Of Kings, currently with Universal Music Group. It was recorded by the band Petra, on their album Petra Praise: The Rock Cries Out. It earned a gold record, was top ten on the charts for a year, and won a Dove Award. Nomi was a teenager when she signed her first publishing deal with Maranatha! Music. She co-wrote Prison with Eek-A-Mouse on Eeksperience album. She managed the West Coast Songwriters Berkeley Chapter at the Freight & Salvage for fourteen years. She co-wrote A Man First recorded by Blaque Ice and James Gardiner, on the compilation album Made In Amerikkka featuring Snoop Dogg.
Nomi has been signed or affiliated with numerous publishers including Maranatha Music, Word, Universal, Capitol, EMI, Brentwood-Benson, Gospel Music Coalition, Corinthian Group, The Copyright Company, CCLI. She won awards including the ASCAP Plus Popular Music Award five times, Tonos A&R Pick, Sherrill C. Corwin Metropolitan Theaters Writing Award, Creative Arts Academic Award.
Her songs have been on Comcast cable commercials, MTV reality shows, the Sundance channel and independent films, including Champion Bubbla, Jammin For Jamaica, Island Paradise. Her music has aired on radio stations including KPFA, KALX, KMFB, Cabo Mil Radio. She was an extra in the movie Marilyn: The Untold Story.
Nomi performed for twenty-five years and played over a thousand shows with a wide range of artists from Eek A Mouse to The Flying Karamazov Brothers. She toured throughout the US and internationally. She has been a promoter for clubs and festivals, including Ashkenaz, Freight & Salvage, Palookaville.
She authored and published several works. Notes To Notes: How I Went From Music To Real Estate is her memoir. The paperback version of Notes To Notes was published in 2019 and the audiobook version was released in 2020. The Nomi Yah Songbook is a songbook of her original songs. Revolutionary Wanker was an early eighties punk magazine. Living In Shashamane by Anne Marie Hamilton is a memoir of repatriation.