With the passionate "Rwanda" recently featured on Ziggy Marley's "Ziggy Radio", and "Abundance of Good" hitting the #1 national spot on Galaxie Radio, CBC in September 2007, people are starting to talk about Souljah Fyah.
"Souljah Fyah showed up in top form, inspirational leader Janaya Ellis setting the room on fire with her heartfelt presence and constant call for positive action. . . . Ellis' tiny frame practically raised from the ground, glowing as her wild, dreadlocked mane spiraled around her head, following the beat.
As the night went on, and sweat poured from every pore, Souljah Fyah solidified their reputation as one of the most dedicated and beloved local acts around . . . the supreme leaders of Edmonton's reggae scene."
-performance review, SEE Magazine, January 2006
Souljah Fyah is a high-energy female fronted Reggae band out of Edmonton with a wicked stage show. Janaya "Sista J" Ellis is the lead vocalist and bassist, and is backed by a solid ensemble of multi talanted reggae musicians.
Janaya was awarded Global TV's Woman of Vision award in March 2007 as well as the Big Miller Award for music achievement for her work in building Edmonton's music scene.
Souljah Fyah's sophomore CD (produced by IBO at Smokey Room Productions) "Truth Will Reveal" dropped on Feb 9th, 2008.
SJF headlined at the 2nd annual Winnipeg Soca and Reggae Festival July 2007, making stops to open for Buju Banton in Calgary, and at hot spots in Saskatchewan along the way. SJF opened for Morgan Heritage in March 2007, and opened for Mikey Dread in 2005 and 2006.
Souljah Fyah performed to critical acclaim at the Calgary International Reggae Festival in 2005. They have been showcased at Cariwest in Edmonton, AB, Carifest in Calgary, AB, and receive generous airplay on several local radio stations as well as CBC radio.
Front woman Sista J's single entitled "Feel Like Smiling" produced by IBO (Kindread), is featured on the soon to be released compilation CD by Smokey Room Productions. This CD will feature many other great Canadian Reggae artistes, both male and female.
They have performed hundreds of shows in and around Edmonton, and have toured Western Canada in promotion of the new CD Truth Will Reveal.