Soul Singer Efya to responded to commentary by music critics and fans alike that her reign as the ‘Voice Queen’ is Ghana is shaky with upcoming act Cina Soul on her heels.
The ‘Forgetting Me‘ crooner told JOY NEWS there is no competition between her and Soul, and that she supports the latter because she didn’t have that coming up.
“I don’t think I have any competition. What I think it is is there is a big sky, God made a lot of stars and every night they all shine and that’s what I believe. I love Cina Soul. I put her on my shows because I want to give her the kind of exposure that I didn’t get when I was starting my music career with the kind of music that I was doing,” said Efya.
“And she has a beautiful talent that I think is gonna grow to become amazing and I’m here to support her as much as I can so I don’t think there is any competition. I see it as we’re sisters in the same field. The same way I relate to every male artiste as you know. I’m a girl’s girl.”
Efya is headlining the Girl Talk concert on Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at the National Theatre.
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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