How Old Are the NiziU Members?

K-pop was born in South Korea, but it’s a gift that belongs to the world now — and the companies themselves are embracing that. Across 2019 and 2020, JYP Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment Japan collaborated for the first season of Nizi Project, a show that created a Japanese girl group that would target a global audience. That group is of course NiziU, who ultimately debuted on December 2, 2020 with Step and a step, and their success since then has been nothing short of amazing! To fully explain exactly how old the NiziU members are, here is the current age and birthday for Mako, Rio, Maya, Riku, Ayaka, Mayuka, Rima, Miihi, and Nina.

How Old the NiziU Members Are: Current Age and Birthday

  • Mako is 23 years old and was born on April 4, 2001.
  • Rio is 22 years old and was born on February 4, 2002.
  • Maya is 22 years old and was born on April 8, 2002.
  • Riku is 21 years old and was born on October 26, 2002.
  • Ayaka is 20 years old and was born on June 20, 2003.
  • Mayuka is 20 years old and was born on November 13, 2003.
  • Rima is 20 years old and was born on March 26, 2004.
  • Miihi is 19 years old and was born on August 12, 2004.
  • Nina is 19 years old and was born on February 27, 2005.

At the time that they debuted back in December 2020, the members were the following ages: Mako was 19, Rio was 18, Maya was 18, Riku was 18, Ayaka was 17, Mayuka was 17, Rima was 16, Miihi was 16, and Nina was 15. If you want to go back even further, to how old the NiziU members were at predebut on June 30, 2020 with Make you happy, then they were the following ages: Mako was 19, Rio was 18, Maya was 18, Riku was 17, Ayaka was newly 17, Mayuka was 16, Rima was 16, Miihi was 15, and Nina was 15.

Nina is the maknae of NiziU, meaning she is the youngest member, while Mako is both the oldest member and the leader of the group. Incidentally, Nina is the group’s vocal powerhouse (who originally hails from the United States), and Mako is an all-rounder ace who shined throughout Nizi Project. Rima is also notably the daughter of Japanese hip hop artist Zeebra and model Miwa Nakabayashi. Use our birth date visual aid to learn who is who among the NiziU members and understand how old they are a little more conveniently:

With birthday, current age, age at debut, and age at predebut, that is all you need to know about how old NiziU members Mako, Rio, Maya, Riku, Ayaka, Mayuka, Rima, Miihi, and Nina are. They originated in Japan, but they are becoming an ever greater force in K-pop!

For more about the group, check out what languages NiziU speaks in total or our archive of every music video the group has put out. For another JYP girl group that was created under almost identical circumstances but hails from North America, check out how old the VCHA members are! And for a Japanese JYP boy group created through the second season of Nizi Project, check out how old the NEXZ members currently are.

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John Friscia

John has been a dedicated K-pop enthusiast for more than 10 years, and he also has more than 10 years of professional experience in writing, editing, journalism, and fact-checking. Now John wants to share the love of K-pop with the world, by providing accurate and up-to-date information on idols and the industry that is much more trustworthy than what is found on unsourced wikis and profile pages.

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