We had the good fortune of connecting with Anayaa and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Anayaa, what inspires you?
I’m inspired by soooo much. Music helps me express alot of whats going on around me and also in my personal life. I”m inspired by artist like Brandy, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, Jazmine Sullivan, Kim Burrell, Beyonce & sooo many other great artist. I’m inspired by truth and thats what i try to make my music about.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I would say that my music is different because I sound like me. I don’t sound like anyone else. I feel like my voice along with the music creates the experience. I wouldn’t say that I’m just a R&B, but just a singer that if whatever I’m singing I can make you feel it. I’m so excited about all the new music that I’m about t release. My new EP titled “Close Friends” is set to release this summer. I’m super grateful to share all this new music with the world. I’m a professional at what I do because i have studied and worked every single day on my craft in order to get where I am today. It wasn’t easy but it was worth it. I knew that every obstacle that I was going to go through would be worth it and that I just had to push through. I’ve learned that hard work, dedication and consistency are what it takes to make any dream happen, not just being an artist.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
To the studio of course! lol. i would show them what I do on a daily. For food I would go to Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles. I also going to the skating rink.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mom!!! She has been helping me incredibly throughout my music journey. I’m so thankful to have someone like her who believes in my craft as well as support me. I love her so much. i want to Thank my dad because he’s taught me so much as well about the music and the music business.

Image Credits
Photos by: Tristan Rice

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