“The basis of my sound is Soul, even though I mixed it with different genres like Reggae, Afrobeats and Afro-pop. I would call it Afro-soul.”
Efya’s new single Mamee marks the second time she and Mr Eazi have joined forces. The Leg Over hitmaker enlisted Efya to sing on the single, Skintight, back in 2016 which surpassed 17 million plays on Spotify alone. Jane Fara Fauzzier Afia Boafowaa Yahaya Awindor, better known as Efya is a is a five-time Ghana Music Awards Best Female Vocalist.
For anyone not familiar with your sound, how would you describe your music?
Mainly I would say the basis of my sound is Soul, even though I mixed it with different genres like Reggae, Afrobeats and Afro-pop. I would call it Afro-soul because that is the basis of the sound, I am able to merge it with other sounds which are great for me because I can still be myself with any genre that I decide to play with.
What are your influences?
So most I would say I am influenced by different kind of music from Jazz, Funk, Pop, soul and R’n’B. I listen to a lot of Usher and more.
What do you like to do outside of music?
When I am not doing music I will probably be working with my mum. She has a production company so either I am behind the camera or on the editing bench, which is something I have been taught that since film school. I am also involved in charity work.
Where do you see your career in a few years time?
Every time I’m asked this question I looked back and I check if I have been able to achieve the things I wanted to achieve. I have come so far and I am grateful to God and my fans for everything that has been done so far. More music more shows and take my music to the world to be an internationally known artiste and put African music on the map.
Words by Adorngirl