Douye’ is a Nigerian-born singer/songwriter, whose sound is full of rhythm and soul with a touch of jazz. Beautifully texturing her pure, sultry and smoky vocals, her sensual voice is free and smooth and flows like a melancholy breeze.
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Douye who is based in Los Angeles, CA was influenced by such jazz and R&B legends as Peggy Lee, Ray Charles, Billie Holliday, Stevie Wonder and Sade, the multi-faceted performer began singing in church at the age of seven and quickly began focusing on her future as a professional singer. By age ten, she was expressing her innermost emotions in poetry, which led naturally to her development as a compelling songwriter.
In her mid-teens, she traveled to Europe to pursue her growing musical dreams, and she later immigrated to the United States to study voice at the acclaimed Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California. Douye’ continues to broaden her base of appreciative and passionate fans all over the world.
After graduating from MI, Douye’ continued honing her singing, songwriting and musical direction, becoming a prolific writer and performing for audiences at clubs throughout Los Angeles. While working towards her ultimate goal of becoming a recording artist, she hit it off creatively with Terry haddick, a renowned pop songwriter and producer well known for co-writing Olivia Newton John’s era defining smash “Physical.”
Coming to share a singular vision, Douye and Shaddick penned the songs that would launch Douye’s recording career on the newly released, appropriately titled debut album Journey. The title is a perfect reflection of Douye’s musical and life experiences leading up to her exciting emergence as an independent singer/songwriter. Douye’ continues to broaden her base of appreciative and passionate fans all over the world. To this day, she complements her music making with deep passions for writing poetry and collecting primitive art.