Thursday 16 September 2021

Emmavie – a quiet and pensive kid from London, who was always a little bit more boy than girl – was slowly being intoxicated by the gently enticing hum of records from Erykah Badu, D’Angelo and Fela playing in her African family home.


As her obsession with music grew, Emmavie very quickly discovered she could express the most complex parts of herself through writing songs and making beats. Today, she is quickly becoming known as one of the very few rising triple threat artists – singing, writing and producing her own music with an unmistakably sultry signature sound.

Off the back of releasing her debut self-produced album ‘Honeymoon’ in 2019 with boutique label, Fresh Selects, she received praise from the likes of superstar actor, Idris Elba, world famous DJ and Fresh Prince star, DJ Jazzy Jeff and hip hop legend, Phonte. Emmavie has had a busy 12 months of releases since, dropping two collaborative EPs with all-female international collective, Her Songs; a joint project with renowned London jazz musician, composer and rapper, Alfa Mist; a joint EP with Hungarian live band and DJ collective, Solqlap Budapest; whilst also racking up a handful of features and production credits with UK and international artists.

Emmavie’s music has jumped on to the screen in a big way with her songs recently being placed on the critically acclaimed “I May Destroy You”, Michaela Coel’s newest HBO/BBC series; Tyler Perry’s “Sistas” on BET; Oprah Winfrey’s network produced series, “Queen Sugar” and MTV’s “Teen Mom US 2”.
Emmavie’s high profile performances have seen her share the stage with Mahalia, Eric Bellinger, Smino, Iman Omari, and The Internet front woman, Syd for Red Bull Music Academy’s Paths Unknown. Emmavie has also supported fellow Playlist Retreat alumni, Masego and Moonchild on their European tours.More

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