Ayọ, born Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin, is a Nigerian-German singer-songwriter and actress. She uses the Yoruba translation Ayọ or of her first name Joy.

Ayo-album-coverI’d love to tell you all about this talented and beautiful artist, but all I know about her is she makes incredible music. Ayo’s self-titled CD is a powerful and uplifting combination of reggae and soul with an R&B flavor. She produced, wrote and played on pretty much the whole project.

So check her out for yourself. Here’s a link to her CD “Ayo”,  and a video link to her song “Paname“.  Enjoy, I certainly did.

Thanks to Fiona Bloom for the heads-up!

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