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:
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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
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