Influences: Fantasia, Tasha Cobbs - Leonard, Kim Burrell, Kierra Sheard, Whitney Houston, Lauren Hill, Asa, Emeli Sande, Beyonce, John Legend
Hi, I'm Hannah Ayonahs…a multifaceted performer. I'm highly versatile however 2 elements are at the core of my music experience...faith and personal experience...more about that later
I have a dynamic, distinctive and captivating voice with my core range being Low Eb to the C an octave above Middle C. Many would call it "soulful"
I mainly sing "by ear" but am now learning to read and write music
Starting out from around age 8 I began singing, composing dance acts at schools and also joined my local choir.
I found a true love for Gospel music when British pop singer Cliff Richards released “The Millennium Prayer” in December 1999, consisting of my daily devotion (The Lord’s Prayer), which I then performed the same week at a charity event hosted by my school.
Based on personal experience my debut single “Survivor”, released March 2015, reveals my inspirational vision to reach and empower the next generation, who I believe “want to communicate with God in our common language without pressure or having Jesus forced down their throats, but rather require assistance to connect with understanding and a grateful heart; whilst receiving spiritual fruits”.
My musical journey is really mixed and varied...eclectic even. I started out as a young, unsure singer, listening to different musical genres from classical, jazz, pop to rock, gospel, RnB and hip-hop. The artists that influenced me include Aerosmith, The Beatles, Whitney Houston, Lauren Hill, TLC, Spice Girls, Mary Mary and the list goes on. I am now a bona fide contemporary Christian singer who is proud to be a believer, having a true and undying passion for ministry and music.
Professionally I am really fun to work with. I have the discipline to "stick to the script" (#LifeStories Volume 1) and sing as required. I can become very playful with music when allowed to flow in my element and I'm always open to trying new things. Not surprising with the type of music I previously chose as favorites as a young girl.
Originality is a key element in my approach to music. I am determined not to sing ‘typical songs’ in the ‘typical styles’ so I sound like everyone else, but to always give more than just words on a track (lead or backing), and share emotion, experience, heart and that little extra