Few people are born with the gift of instantly touching people's hearts with their voice. Azania is one of them. Originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa, this multi-cultural artist was born and raised in the U.S. & in Switzerland. From the age of 6 she knew that singing was her calling and loved to see the joy her voice brought to people. "It's a beautiful way to share emotions and connect with people on a deep level" she says.
For her debut album, several songs are inspired by the groovy SOUL and FUNK era of the 1970's. However Azania's compositions evolve from diverse musical influences. “I simply compose what I feel, and I’m inspired by different styles. To me what's most important are the message and emotion of each song. If you feel it, that’s all that counts”. Reflecting her warm personality, Azania's lyrics are often enriched with uplifting and positive messages.
Azania's powerful voice, captivating energy and positive charisma make her a phenomenal performer and a joy to see on stage. In Paris, she won first prize in the French T.V. competition 'Graines de Star' on M6TV. Broadcast to over 4 million viewers, it was the first French show similar to "AMERICAN IDOL". Whether singing in major music venues such as the legendary BLUE NOTE in New York City, the prestigious MONTREUX JAZZ festival in Switzerland or for the PRESIDENTS of Sierra Leone and Liberia, she says: "It's always wonderful and fascinating to see how universal music is. It can surpass so many cultural boundaries and speak straight to the soul".