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Meet Oya Noire

Today we’d like to introduce you to Oya Noire.

Oya Noire is a queer, Haitian-American artist best described as a modern fusion of some of your favorite 90’s songstresses: Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Lauryn Hill. The Brooklyn singer’s soulful lyrics and raw delivery has set her apart from the masses and has won her the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. She has graced the stages of New York with her electrifying live sets; her most notable at the Blue Note Cafe & Brooklyn Circus. With over 19,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, her music has amassed over half a million streams in 2019 alone.

Her early introduction to music began sitting in the back of a Harlem gospel choir (Gospel for Teens). This Emmy award-winning choir was where she cultivated her passion, confidence, and genuine love for music; and also where she was exposed to the fundamentals of gospel, jazz, and rhythm and blues. This choir gave the budding talent the opportunity to start her journey to stardom singing back up for the two times Grammy award-winning artist Timothy Bloom and appeared on VH1 Morning Buzz Live.

Currently, Oya Noire is based in Los Angeles where she continues to focus on her artistry and the release of her upcoming project: ’25’

Has it been a smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road thus far, but everyday is a blessing. Completely stepping outside of my comfort zone and moving across the county was a struggle within itself. The concept of starting fresh, with no friends or family nearby and starting a new level of comfort was difficult. That one struggle drained me where I didn’t have the confidence to pursue my music which left me feeling unmotivated.

With the mixture of time and reality, I came to a realization that this was all a process. Creating a solid foundation for myself to keep focus is my main priority. I started therapy and decided to get to know who Oya is.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?.
I make fire ass music. Oya Noire is an artist and entrepreneur from Brooklyn, NY, resigning in Los Angeles. I have created a brand with my name which represents my love for beauty, fashion and music. Oya is currently signed to QuabLAB Productions, Inc.

My goal is to become a queer icon and use my platform to encourage people to love being who they are. I want my audience to use self-expression with everything they do as I showcase my love for beauty, fashion and music.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Trends will never die. There will be a drastic shift in my industry within the next generation. I feel like my generation has a lot of offers and we’re smart tastemakers as we learn more and more each day.

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Dominique Dickerson

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