In as much as Soul Singer Efya loves to entertain her fan base with her music, she also wants her craft to teach people all there is about love.
She tells Africa Channel TV, “there is nothing like self love and i want my music to teach love.”
The ‘Best In Me’ crooner has built a large fanbase off her brilliant songwriting and amazing stage performances.
“There is nothing like love through music, and I believe that if we are able to transport enough love through the music that we have all over the world then we will have enough love to forget about war,” she said.
“And all those things that happen that makes us unhappy. There is nothing like self love and I want my music to teach love, and share it as much as possible.”
She also spoke about her genre of music, the kind of music that she listens to and how she creates her music.
Born Jane Efya Awindor, she was introduced to the Ghanaian music scene when she made it as one of 12 finalists of the music reality show “Stars of the Future” in 2008. She placed second in the competition to winner Irene Logan.
She is a product of Yaa Asantewaa secondary School and University Of Ghana, Legon, where she graduated with a degree in Theatre Arts and Music.
Between 2008 and 2011, she was part of the group ‘Irene and Jane’. They released one album “Unveiled” before going their separate ways. After the break up, the then Jane changed her name to Miss Jane and then later, to Efya.
Efya got signed to One Nation Entertainment in 2011. Her first single after she left the group was ‘Little Things’. The mixtape This Is Not the Album released in 2013 consisted of songs released in the early days of her musical career.
She is a delight to watch on stage.
For four consecutive years between 2009-2013, she won ‘Best Female Vocalist of the Year’ at the Ghana Music Awards.
Efya released her debut album Janesis on April 22 this year. The 21-track album features collaborations with Stonebwoy, Sarkodie, Bisa Kdei, Ice Prince, Mugeez, and E.L
She was in Kenya last month recording a session for the next season of CokeStudioAfrica with Ugandan Dancehall artiste, Eddie Kenzo.
Coke Studio Africa show brings together artistes from different genres, eras and countries on the continent to create a modern and authentic sound through music Mash Up.