The 90s seem to be making a come back lately and I am totally hear for it.

We’ve got a new artist on the scene and if her debut is anything to go by she is going to be around for a very long time.

21 year old Ajia is born and bred in south east London by Sierra Leonean parents. Growing up as a kid she sang in choirs and listened to Motown.

It quickly became obvious that Ajia had a real talent for songwriting and singing and shortly after she started busking and entering open-mic events around London instead.

In 2016 Ajia was discovered by forward thinking independent label BGM Entertainment, and started working on her debut EP. Ajia music is right on time and she has been compared to newcomers like RAY BLK, Naoand legends such as Erykah Badu and Jill Scott.

The lead track ‘Real Love’ is part of her debut EP ‘Visions’ coming later this year.

One of the first things you notice about this track, other than the refreshingly different style of the track, is Ajia’s unique vocals. She has an incredibly distinct tone to voice, which will only serve to propel her forward in her career.

The song details the realisation that you can do better. Rising above the hate and the ‘fake love’ and moving on from toxic friendships/relationships.

Ajia teases the audience on this Mpdern mowtown track, with a range of dainty notes and sassy riffs.  I was happy to hear some harmonies sprinkled on the hook too. She definitely gave a nod towards to her versatility. I for one am convinced that she has so much more to give and cannot wait to see it. After hearing ‘Real Love’ I say bring on the EP!

Ajia debut single real love
What is Ajia all about? In her words:

“I’ve always given myself two rules in life; that in whatever I do I’m going to make a change whether it’s through my art or music. My other goal is to make people happy.”

Listen to ‘Real Love’ here and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.