Nana Ama Antwiwaa Nsafoah, popularly known as ‘NYA’ was born Feb 7th, 1991, to Ghanaian parents Kwabena and Margaret Nsafoah. NYA was born and raised in Toronto, Canada, studying at Ascension of Our Lord Secondary School and furthering her education at Sheridan College where she studied Information Technology. 

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From an early age, NYA showed her passion and love for music. Her musical influences come from several genres but mainly R&B. She’s inspired by artists such as Toni Braxton, SWV, Erykah Badu, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Rihanna, D’Angelo, Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, and Musiq Soulchild. She also draws inspiration for her Afrobeats sound from Kojo Antwi, Ofori Amponsah, Wizkid, and Kofi B. 

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Her passion led her to participate in various events, including the Lawson studios show (2016) and the Head above water concert hosted by renowned spoken word artist, poet, and storyteller NANA YAA YEBOAA (2019). As her love for R&B, Soul, and Afrobeats music grew she began making covers of popular songs including, “Biibi Ba” by Sarkodie. 

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Nya has perfected numerous ways to connect to the very core of her listeners’ emotions. With a passion for sharing with her listeners the kind of deep belonging she finds in music, Nya recognizes the originality of African sounds and finds inspiration in their authenticity, 


Some of her standout attributes include her vibrant spirit and sonic versatility. These traits embody a large part (if not all) evident blend of elements of her Africanicity with current urban trends. She is breaking into the Ghanaian creative scene with an urgency. This already has her collaborating with top music producers such as Kuvie, Zodiac, and TubhaniMuzik.


The songstress released her debut single “Choke” on November 5th, a melodic afrobeat flavored love song complimented by a steamy music video shot on a beautiful Ghanaian beach. Listeners can also look forward to NYA’s upcoming EP Series (made up of three volumes) – the first installment will be released on the 4th March 2022. The rest of the volumes will be released by the end of 2022


To top her list of qualities alongside her charm and charisma, Nya is poised to captivate a wide audience. She will be featured with popular female artists such as Efya, Cina Soul, Wavy the Creator among others on “Stella” an album produced by Kuvie, besides putting finishing touches on her album called “AltéNOVA”.

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