Late last year, R&B singer Nivea returned to the music industry with the release of her single "Circles" and its accompanying video. Along with working on new music, the mom of four has been hitting the gym. On Friday, she showed off her "sexy side" in a new photo shoot posted to her Instagram.

Thanking the photographer who snapped her pic, Nivea beamed, "OH MY GOD!! @fuggyfuggy2006 IS ABSOLUTELY OUT OF THIS WORLD FOR DOING THIS SHOOT! I don’t have the words for how much I love this picture! Thank you for bringing out my sexy side."

"I am a proud mother of 4, working towards Great health! And although I have not reached my goal weight, I STILL LOVE my body! ❤️ Hair by - @juicyhaircare Thank You for your wonderful work & assisting with this shoot! Makeup by - Me," she added.

Nivea has been documenting her fitness journey on Instagram for several months, sharing pictures and video footage of her working out.

Along with working toward her fitness goals, the singer addressed various other aspects of her journey toward self-improvement.

In 2018, Nivea appeared on the M+M+M+ Show, where she opened up about her past hard drug usage and how she managed to overcome it.

"I pulled myself up out of it, though," she said. "In the midst, though, I knew that was something I was allowing to happen, which was dangerous and reckless, but I knew I was going to come out of it somehow," she explained. "Even though sometimes it got tough, and I was like, ‘Damn.’ I talked to Dream about it. I was about to give the kids up, which I think helped me. Because without them, I would have died … I can’t live without all of them. I need them for air."