Represent is loving: Ayo

ayo.jpgWe just can’t get enough of young German/Nigerian singer and guitarist Ayo – think chilled out sweet reggae and soulful acoustic rhythms that zoom you instantly to a beach somewhere hot and colourful, the slight Lauryn Hill accents giving Ayo’s voice a depth we love. “AYO is a German born artist, the offspring of a Nigerian father who had come to Germany to study in the 1970s, and sometimes worked as a DJ, and a mother who is a gypsy. AYOs rather unusual name means joy in Yoruba. Her rich cultural background is also reflected in her musical influences. She grew up amidst Pink Floyd and Fela Kuti, the Soul Children and Bob Marley, and many others.” Ayp’s Myspace here.
Watch the video of her single “Down on my knees” below:


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