Singer, actress and television presenter Aya burst
onto the South African entertainment scene in 2005,
when she reached the Top6 on Idols South Africa and
subsequently landed a recording contract with Sony
Music SA. Her 2007 debut album A state of Aya turned
Aya into a household name in music circles, with her
singles, Ngiyak'dabukela and As a Woman receiving
widespread radio play and acclaim. Aya soon became
in demand as a live performer, gracing various Jazz
and corporate stages with her unique blend of SA
jazz and adult contemporary. Her success broadened
to the screen genre in 2008, when she was chosen to
present Soul Sundays on SABC1, followed by a role in
daily SABC2 soapie Muvhango in 2009/10.
Aya, who holds a degree in Music and Drama obtained
from University of Kwazulu Natal, is an active
representative for women's rights and the fight
against the abuse of women and children. Her single
As a Woman actively addresses issues pertinent to
women. The song was written by Aya while she was
studying, and became a hit on her debut album,
clearly signalling how well she connects with her
listeners through a strong value system. Aya's
latest album (2011 release) features some of South
Africa's leading composers, writers and guest
artists. The album is young, contemporary, sexy and
new age. Her single "Ngithathe" produced by RJ
Benjamin is receiving good radio rotation across the
board, and has a regular presence on Kaya's Top40.
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