Oya began her music career behind the well-worn wooden pews of her childhood church. Her gift of melody was further inspired by such musical veterans as Sam Cooke, Patti Labelle, Prince, Bob Marley, Shirley Murdock, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin. Through these unique blends of vocal stylings Oya has cultivated her very own soulful sense of song.
With a background in creative writing coupled with her commitment to highlight the grit and glory of both loving and living, Oya is a singer and a storyteller, bellowing out a lover’s blues or riding on the rift of a radiant smile. She embodies a musical integrity that stretches vocal flexibility to new lengths. She exudes a choral freedom that can be matched only by her captivating lyrics and a loving heart.
Currently, Oya is working with SitM on a number of tracks. The R&B power of her voice will be a welcome addition to the SitM mosaic.