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Ayoni

21-year-old Barbadian pop singer Ayoni released her debut project Iridescent October 18th 2019. The project positions her as one of the most exciting artists to enter the pop arena today with the likes of Lorde and Adele. A vehicle for self- discovery and healing, Iridescent delves into her journey through adolescence, divine femininity, and the ever-changing nature of personal peace.

June 30th Unmoved (A Black Woman Truth) was released and quickly labeled by Ones To Watch as ”one of the most powerful songs that has come across our desk in 2020”. The record received massive Spotify support and was included in +10 New Music Friday, POLLEN, Fresh Finds, Sad Indie, All New Indie, Fresh Folk, Oyster and Noir to name but a few and at the end of the year it was included in Best Indie Songs Of 2020!

Born in Barbados and later finding home in Singapore, Indonesia and the US, her music is lined with her experiences as a young Black woman and an immigrant navigating the world and finding her identity through it all. Playing the piano, guitar and producing, Ayoni pushes the sonic boundaries by infusing her moody and ethereal pop sound Aretha Franklin, Patrice Rushen and Frank Ocean.

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