Songstress Jane Fara Fauzzier Afia Boafowaa Yahaya Awindor, known in showbiz circles as Efya continues to ride up high.
Her recent success stories, which include winning Best Female Video at the just ended 4Stye Muisc Video Awards, justify the hope many personalities in the Ghanaian music industry have in her as the next big thing.
Efya got 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.
Efya is a product of Yaa Asantewaa secondary School and University Of Ghana, Legon, Efya 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’. Since then, she’s released over a dozen other singles.
Efya is a delight to watch on stage. In March 2013, she performed at the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in Nigeria. And did she wow the audience? Yes!
She’s performed at various shows both in Ghana and outside including the “Hope City Concert” that had Chris brown as headline artiste.
For four consecutive years between 2009-2013, she won ‘Best Female Vocalist of the Year’ at the Ghana Music Awards.
This Is Not The Album (T.I.N.T), mix tape containing the singles released by her between 2011 and 2013, was in November 2013 put out for free download.
Her debut album ‘Love Genesis’ is set for release in December 2013.