SA R&B Sensation Ayanda Jiya Releases Highly Anticipated and Personal Debut Album,‘AYANDASTAND’
After many successful projects that she has done with the country’s A-listers, such as Lady Zamar, Ralph Gum, Zano, A-Reece, Stogie T, among many others; Ayanda Jiya is ready to finally ready to share a full body of work with the world.
The album’s title ‘AYANDASTAND’ is a play on words indicating its direction. On the album, she
focuses on her life journey and understanding who she is, who she was born to be. She takes
each life experience and puts it in song, as her way of sharing how she’s got to where she is
now, making the album a vocal diary. She touches on the concept of love and her belief of what
love is and what it means to her.
Ayanda teamed up with long-time collaborator A-Reece on the album’s first single titled “Falling
For You”. The song received airplay from some of the country’s major stations— “Falling For
You” made it to the top 100 most played songs on radio on the radio monitor charts; it peaked
at position 26. In addition to this, the music video reached 100,000 views in a space of a month.
Guest features on AYANDASTAND include Stogie T, A-Reece Ziyon and Naomi Parchment (USA).
The album is musically directed and produced by seasoned producer/sound engineer
Zephbeats, who has worked with the likes of Riky Rick, Stogie T, A-Reece , Kid X and more.
Ayanda Jiya is a versatile songstress from Klerksdorp, North West. Born in 1987, she always
knew her purpose for music and singing. She is influenced by a versatile array of genres, mostly
gospel, jazz, hip-hop, neo soul and R&B. With a family who supported her talent, she was
nurtured in the comfort of her home to become a musician and an exceptional songwriter.
Ayanda’s singing talent came into the spotlight in 2010 when she worked on her EP titled V.I.C.
(Very Intimate Conversations). It was launched in 2014 at the State Theatre. The song “Go Go
Girl” from the EP was an instant anthem for ladies across the nation and granted her a Metro
FM nomination for the Best R&B Single that year.
Here is the latest single taken from AYANDASTAND, the track is titcled The Sun. What do you rate?
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