With a captivating smile, fresh faced, quick mouthed, energetic, thought provoking, Singer/ Songwriter Taiya Soul is the personification of SOUL.
So who is TAIYA SOUL? A singer/songwriter that believes music is the food of life, everything in life has its own beat and pulse.
From the tender age of 3 Nigerian born Taiya Soul displayed a desire for music and performance, as a dancer. At the age of 7 her music teacher pointed out the fact Taiya Soul could sing and showed a natural ability for it, so she joined her primary school choir.
It wasn’t until age 10 that Taiya Soul started song writing an ability she gained from both her parents as they unknowingly fuelled her passion for words.
Her father would wake the house every Saturday to the sound of Singers such as Millie Jackson, Patti Labelle, Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson to name a few; And her mother loved reading and would often do so around Taiya Soul and her brother.
At Secondary School Taiya Soul met A girl by the name of Chantel Allayne and went on to form the group ‘Panache’, a three piece harmony group but left a year later after realising it was not the way she wanted to go and wanted a more prominent role in music.
Soon after leaving Panache she met a rapper by the Name of Smooth Flo and together with Smooth Flo’s girlfriend they formed another group and went on to secure a management deal but the deal soon fell apart and the group broke up.
Through Smooth Flo Taiya Soul met another Rapper named Skills who was part of a Hip Hop group, unknown to Taiya Soul that this meeting was going to shape a vital part of her life.
The time spent with Skills and his group saw her performing with them as the female lead, as well as working with other artists such as English/ French group ‘Fighting Chance’ and producers Mark and Jim.
Taiya Soul went on a Sabbatical for a number of years as she said she became disillusioned with Music.
In 2004 she met a Producer / Sound Engineer by the name Ena who introduced her to Osiki ‘GeneOz’ Ojo.
This period gave Taiya Souls song writing a distinct voice and it is an experience that has brought her to present day launch into the music industry as a solo artist.
2009 She featured on the single ‘Swagger on Lock’ with K16 from his Album ‘Wetin Dey/Eye Service’.
Taiya Soul is currently working on her debut Album ‘Discovery’ under the guide and direction of power house producer Mannay for Kitchen Studios.
This is her first Single ‘Run!!![audio:IF ONLY U KNEW.mp3]
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