IYAMAH grew up on the sounds of African drumming and reggae music in the seaside town of Brighton. Immersed in the festival culture, Iyamah was raised by her artistic mother, who encouraged her with a creative upbringing. Iyamah was inspired by empowering female artists and since moving to London at 19, developed her taste for Neo-Soul and hip hop, under the likes of Ms. Dynamite and Erykah Badu. Over the last few years Iyamah has become one of the UK’s most exciting up and coming artists in the scene and describes her sound as ‘Rootsy Soul’, a combination of her favourite genres.
“"It's an absorbing, transfixing experience, as she tries to tap into truths we can scarcely understand."”