Spirit of Oya

Energizing Through Music & Art

Get to know OYA with the FREE single “LOVE,” from her debut album Spirit of Oya. This groovy original shows OYA’s gifts as a songwriter and mixes together ingredients from R&B, Pop and Reggae into a flavorful treat. You’ll also be entered into a monthly drawing to win the

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Energizing Through Music and Art

September 26, 2012, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OYA, independent singer/songwriter has released her debut album “Spirit of OYA”, showcasing her versatility as a vocalist and emotional fearlessness as an artist. This fusion project of R&B/Soul, Jazz, Gospel and Funk, is a musical depiction of Oya’s journey, filled with life, love, inspiration and light. Oya’s voice navigates a wide range of melodies, from gentle, lyrical ballads to playfully improvised jazz tracks and uplifting gospel-inspired tunes. All celebrate her influences and paints a vivid picture of her life experiences.

With Spirit of OYA, the songtress has enlisted the talents of seasoned studio musicians, such as Ryan Cross (Rihanna, Alicia Keys), Brandon Coleman (Babyface) and Kenneth Crouch (Mariah Carey). Ryan Cross, who also produced the album with Oya, states, “The Spirit of OYA project is the most inspiring and dynamic album that I have ever worked on. Every song leaves you with that “Good Feeling”, that old school songs always embodied”. Iajhi Hampden, drummer, says “Oya’s musical vision and voice are both very dynamic and truly versatile. She’s an all around professional”.

Click Image Above To Watch Interview And Behind The Scene Video OfThe Making Of “Spirit of OYA”

The first single from the album, “LOVE”, which has received great reviews from fans, shows Oya’s abilities as a songwriter capable of transcending styles, as it mixes R&B, Pop and Reggae. Oya explores her authenticity through a mixture of her favorite genres in this diverse collection. She dances through her bluesy, upbeat rocker “Too Blessed To Be Stressed”, a tune that borrows elements from old school jazz. She expresses her soft, inspirational side with songs “Hold On Be Strong” and “Pledge To Love You”. Oya breathes new life into a spiritual favorite, showing her Gospel foundation with “Peace in the Valley” and pays tribute to Sam Cooke with her powerful rendition of “A Change is Gonna Come.”

Spirit of OYA, was officially released on September 23, in celebration of her father, Ezekiel’s, 76th birthday. Oya felt it was imperative to honor his legacy which lives through her art. Oya expresses, “His loving and powerful spirit has assisted me into becoming the woman and artist I am today”.

Spirit of OYA is now available on:
Spirit of Oya Store


9/28/12: Spaghettini Lounge – Seal Beach, CA with Victor Orlando and the Fun-Ja-La All Stars
11/11/12: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah – Starring Role in the musical “This Story Must Be Told”

Official Album Release Party and Tour Dates TBA

Spirit of Oya Music Entertainment



Media Contact:
Crystal Brown
Spirit of Oya Publicity


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