She has a son, Nile, who was born in late 2005 and a daughter, Billie-Eve, born July 2010, with the Sierra Leonian-German singer , from whom she is now separated. Born Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin near Cologne, Germany, she grew up playing the violin, piano and guitar, and listening to her Nigerian dad's soul, reggae and Afrobeat records. At twenty-one Ayọ moved to and later lived in Paris and New York City. At the in , 19. From the start, the beat takes charge, complemented by loud brassy horns and tight percussion; the hook is fresh, catchy and simplistic. Ayọ during her 2014 tour at , London photo by Aurélien Le Roch In 2013, Ayọ started to record her fourth album , which was released on 7 October 2013, with the producer Jay Newland who produced also her first two albums. As a baby lived for a short time in Nigeria.
After the album release Ayọ tours from end of October 2013 for several months through Europe. Besides Ayọ the film features French actors and and Haitian poet and novice actress. Archived from on 16 September 2010. End of 2011 the singer moved within the Universal Group from the Polydor label to the labels France and. In many ways, Ayo's music is the product of her parentage. On March 10, 2014 at , Ayọ won the category 'Best Female Singer' of the , which is bestowed by members of the recognizing excellence in French art and culture.
Archived from on 29 December 2007. The song was originally written by for the musical and film, so therefore he is credited for the sample recording. In an interview in July 2015 Ayọ said that she has left the label Universal after ten years of cooperation because artists become objects in the music industry and she wants to be free. She uses the translation Ayọ or Ayo. November 2008 Ayọ started her promotion tour for the album in Berlin which includes around 30 concerts in five European countries. In 2014 Ayọ organized in Paris undercover with an amateur choir a in the restaurant Rotonde de la Villette where she sang with the choir her song Who.
Billie-Eve was released in the United States on 20 March 2012. No music video was released for the song due to it not being picked up as a single. Ayọ was born in near ,. She also grew up dealing with her Romani Gypsy mother's heroin addiction, which resulted in her parents' divorce, her and her siblings moving from foster home to foster home, and Ayo's first song, written at age 15 about her tumultuous childhood. When she was about 15, she wrote her first song, which was about her mother, and which helped her to cope with her traumatic childhood.
November 2008 photo by Bartek Kucharczyk Background information Birth name Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin Also known as Ayọ, Ayo. When she was about six years old her mother became addicted to and spent some time in jail. The other in that category were , , and. Archived from on 26 August 2014. J She going to follow my lead, Simon Says Paper, paper, I'm riding Scrapers in California Car smelling like ammonia, we got that stank on us Never been an Outkast that stank on ya From the ghetto but my bitch like Apollonia We in the hood, tatted like a Mexican Car too fast, give a fuck about pedestrians And my section less niggas, more lesbians Got your bitch, I'm that nigga Yeah we poppin' like We poppin' like ayo All my bitches got real hair chilling with the top down Screaming like ayo I'mma take her ass down when she bring her friend around Fuck 'em both like ayo I'm a bougie ass nigga left the roof at home We popping like ayo, ayo, ayo But don't be acting like I need you This that fly shit, King shit only Drop top, no roof - ahhh! I need you I need you I need you I need you I need you I need you I need you I need you We poppin' like ayo All my bitches got real hair chilling with the top down Screaming like ayo I'mma take her ass down when she bring her friend around Fuck 'em both like ayo I'm a bougie ass nigga left the roof at home We popping like ayo, ayo, ayo But don't be acting like I need you Ahhh! Every year the European Border Breakers Awards recognize the success of ten emerging artists or groups who reached audiences outside their own countries with their first internationally released album in the past year.
In 2017 Ayọ released two singles, each accompanied by a music video, from her fifth album announced to be released in October that year. Ayọ was asked by to the classic song Sunny by as for their 2013 Summer of Soul program. After some time off to marry Afro-German reggae singer Patrice and have her first child, Ayo signed with Polydor, which released the quasi-eponymous Joyful. It served as a for her fourth studio album 2007 and featured native. A second version of the single featuring the French rapper was released in August 2013.
She announced the release on her official social media accounts on , and. At the end of 2007, Ayọ started a concert tour through Germany and the United States. The album was released in June 2006 in Europe and and in November 2007 in the United States and. On 6 October 2017, the fifth album of the singer was released which was named after herself. Ayọ was awarded the Grand Prize for repertoire abroad on 24 October 2014 at Olympia, Paris.
She also grew up dealing with her Romani Gypsy mother's heroin addiction, which resulted in her parents' divorce, her and her siblings moving from foster home to foster home, and Ayo's first song, written at age 15 about her tumultuous childhood. On her American tour she performed with. Her debut , which was first released in 2006, reached status in , Platinum in Germany and , status in and and. The album was released in the on 20 November 2007 by. Archived from on 14 July 2011. The album is first released on 7 March 2011 in France and Ayọ starts a promotional tour through France and Poland on 21 March 2011.
Ayọ 2011 photo by Nicolas Esposit On 10 March 2008, Ayọ started recording on her second album at the in on the Island of ,. After her parents divorced, she and two of her siblings spent periods of time in and with foster families. The whole disc was recorded in just five days under live conditions, with a group of musicians organized by her producer. About Ayo America hasn't quite caught up yet, but boy, did Europe fall in. Ayọ's third album , named after her daughter, was recorded in with the cooperation of musicians like guitarist of , the rapper , and , bass player of. When she was fourteen she was considered old enough by the authorities to live again with her father.
Archived from on 11 June 2013. The song is sung by Carpenter and The Munchkins when Dorothy Gale and Toto arrives in Oz. Archived from on 12 February 2015. Other episodes of this series featured the artists , and. Her musical taste was influenced by her father's large selection of vinyl albums which included , , , and.