Fun, spunk and groovy would be the words to aptly describe the character of young Ghanaian musician Efya.
While incorporating words from her local tongue, Efya sets an enjoyable mellow vibe with just enough spice to get your head bobbing.
Formerly known as Miss Jane, Efya is a 26-year-old singer, songwriter and actress from Kumasi, Ghana, born to film producer mother Nana Awindor.
Singing from the age of 9 simply for the joy of it, Efya realized in 2008 that it was possible to take it up music as a career.
She emerged second in local talent show Stars of The Future and signed a record deal with event company Charter House, which resulted in her joint debut album; Irene and Jane Unveiled. In this case, Irene was the winner of the talent show in question.
Irene and Jane Unveiled was released in South Africa only. In 2011, when the recording contract elapsed, Efya went on to perform at several gigs, even as she perfected her tool of trade at the University of Ghana while she studied Theatre Arts, Directing and Music.
Since then, Efya has worked with artistes from the West Africa region including Nigerian stars Brymo and Sarkodie. At the moment, she is close to releasing her first solo album – Love Genesis.
Efya, in her fresh new identity has been selected to be the third African act to grace the Tusker Malt Club on April 25. First up was Nigeria’s Bez, and after that Zonke from South Africa.
The part time model has six awards under her belt in just five years, a perfect choice for Tusker Malt.