Born in Barbados but now based in LA, Ayoni grew up bouncing around Singapore, Indonesia and America – something she frequently draws on to guide her musical journey as both a young, Black woman and an immigrant. Building a fanbase via singles like “If You Leave” and “The Patriots,”. Taking part in the Black Lives Matter movement with the poignant “Unmoved (A Black Woman Truth),” the 2020 single cemented Ayoni’s status as a bold new artist unafraid to confront raw truths in her music.
Ayoni delivers a powerful and introspective performance on her latest single, “Before I Prosper”. Drawing inspiration from pop/soul powerhouses like Whitney Houston, Adele, and Aretha Franklin, Ayoni carves out her own space in the genre by introducing her own version of island soul that adds welcome and unexpected rhythmic and melodic turns. Ayoni’s new project, The Vision EP, is set to be released on Aug. 10, 2022.
Acknowledging a lack of clarity, Ayoni delicately enables the anger and frustration of humanity. As she dove into disclosure, Ayoni found healing through honoring her growth in the metaphorical darkness that ultimately leads to the light.