Ikaya

Ikaya

 Kingston, Kingston, JAM
BandWorldReggae

Ikaya is the fastest rising star in Jamaica's Reggae Music today. Her insight has a young woman allows her to reach her audience and speaks to other young people with such fluency. Her hard hitting vocals on the 'hard way' transcends all borders in its message. Its all the way to the top for Ikaya!

Biography

Born February 5, 1986, from an early age Ikaya has been singing, a former student of Wolmer’s High school for Girls, she has always been involved in the performing arts and now has decided to take it to the next level by bringing her talent to the musical stage.
Born in Kingston 11, Ikaya blaze onto the scene in 2001 on Capleton’s “Fire” on the Martial Arts Riddim produced by Kings of Kings. On the track the young Ikaya belts out an excellent hook providing a good combination on the “Fireman” when he was at his prime.
In 2009, the Balcolmbe Drive native has pledged to bring quality music to her fans while at the same time honing and perfecting her talent. Not only is Ikaya a singer but she is also a prolific Deejay who has proven that she can stand up to the big boys and girls of the industry with her hit single “Good up” has a perfect example. This was also proven by her appearance on Merciless hit “Amber Alert”. On the track the artist was sensational, blending her smooth flavour with the gritty tone of Merciless.
The singer and Deejay who graduated from The Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in 2007 is gaining popularity on the local scene, but she also has a burgeoning fan base in North America and the Caribbean where she has opened for Capleton in Grenada and Trinidad. Ikaya has also appeared on Capleton’s “St. Mary Mi come from” and “Champion in Action” and most recently “Follow The Arrow” where she performed very well and got a good response from the crowd.
Her single “ Good Up” on the bad intentions Riddim has been making Waves and she also shot the video for the single under the direction of Rick Elgood who direction the movie “Dancehall Queen. She has collaborated with Beenie Man on the single “Body Good” on the unstoppable Riddim and has also released the song “Rewind” on the Hindu Riddim.
Her recent Release “ Money Ova Man” Directed by the newest sensation in the world of direction the trio of Scorpio 21 who did a remarkable job and has also worked with likes of Tarrus Rliey and Richie Stephens to name a few. The video has been getting heavy rotation on both Radio and Television in the island as well as some Caribbean countries. “Money ova Man” has a sultry and hardcore sound, which show how versatile Ikaya is.
With the body of work already completed and much more to be expected, Ikaya is working feverishly in the studio to produce and creative musically history for her fans.

Discography

Hard Way
High With You
Body Good featuring Beenie Man
Good Up
Money Ova Man
Miss Independent
Fire
Clean Up
Better Whine
Recession
Joe Grine