Anna Nyakana
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Anna Nyakana

Band Pop Singer/Songwriter


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"Director of A&R, TAXI, Los Angeles, CA"

"You communicate alot of emotion, have a great sound AND sing in tune! You don't often hear singers that have those crucial elements; the big three!" - Clint McBay

"Interview for the Weekly Observer – Kampala, Uganda"

“Anna Nyakana is a young woman with a calm seriousness that breaks into a radiant smile with ease of a switch-flip, there is one thing that Anna is still doing from her early Moldova days: Singing. And a growing number of people are noticing. Anna’s music is distinctive; Anna’s dual heritage flows through her music. Being in the cut-throat world of the music industry and the frustrating business of trying to save the world, it is notable how calm Anna is. Not only does she sing, but she plays the piano, guitar, and clarinet. She writes all her music, plays all the instruments, and does the production. But more than anything else, she has got the drive.” - Fred Kirungi

""Wakeup Call" WBAI 99.5 FM N.Y.C."

"You have that sound, that combination, that wistful sound that you hear when you listen to someone like Corrine Bailey Rae." - Esther Armah

"NBC's 10! Show, Philadelphia, PA"

"When you see [Anna Nyakana] live, she will deliver a passionate performance that is influenced by the moment she is currently in. Her voice is warm, and gets under your skin. Don't fight it!!" - Gabriel

""Night Rhythms" WHUD 100.7 FM N.Y."

"[Anna's] experience in life is musical and is using it to 'be the change she wants to see in the world.' " - Catherine Michaels

"SKOPE Magazine"

"Anna Nyakana is a musician that we became very interested in after visiting her MySpace page. Her vocals and her delivery are simply amazing.
With a deep family history and diverse influences Anna is worth giving a listen"
- SKOPE Magazine

"FOX 25 Morning News, Boston, MA"

" 'Make it Someday' got me from the 1st note! The kind of song you find yourself singing all day!!" - Douge Neehan


"Anna Nyakana" 2007 Independent release



Anna Nyakana was born in Berlin, Germany in 1986 to a Ugandan (African) father and Moldavian (Russian) mother. Her family, with their roots in Moldova left as refugees to Germany. However, they returned to Russia when Anna was only 3 years old and there she spent her childhood years. Anna began singing at the age of 6, learned to read music and play the clarinet at the age of 8, taught herself how to play the guitar at 14, and studied classical piano at 16. At the age of 19, she decided to create her own entertainment company to maintain control of her destiny.

Not only is she a singer and songwriter, Anna Nyakana is on a mission to inspire others with her heart for human rights. Being an active member of non-profit organizations, she is spreading light on current events around the world and how we can make a difference.

In 2007 Anna Nyakana self released her self titled debut album. With her #1 hit-single "Just a Day," she was crowned the winner of the “Starbucks Music Makers Competition” online vote. Her distinctive sound has led to digital distribution with over thirty companies including Apple iTunes, and