Yiigaa is a 19 year old singer-songwriter from London. Her music is warm, soulful and seriously cool. We caught up with Yiigaa for a quick chat...
Tell us about yourself in tweet form (you’ve got 140 characters!)
I’m from Brixton. I've had the same group of friends since I was 4. I love Italian food and I write music everywhere, even on my hands.
How did you end up where you are in life right now?
I’ve worked very hard from young and a lot of self-belief. I believe the support comes after
What’s been your proudest moment to date?
Performing to my mum on Mother’s Day in Hackney. I was so nervous but I was so happy to show her that part of my life I’d kept pretty hush.
Who or what would you cite as your biggest inspiration?
My mum and dad, as cliche as it is. They are both such selfless people. They taught me that knowledge is wealth and kindness is free.
What’s on your playlist right now?
People like Kendrick , Amy Winehouse and Lauryn hill will always be there. I listen to a lot of my friend’s music. Lsow, Age Of Luna, Lord Apex are just a few. I believe we all influence each other it's beautiful
Describe your style in three words…
Comfy! , flowy , I buy a lot of my clothes abroad so maybe international lool I dunno
What’s one thing you cannot live without?
Music. I go crazy when I lose my headphones, I have to start humming to myself or I just write plays or songs instead. I have to be constantly creatively stimulated
Tell us a random fact about yourself…
I used to think I was supposed to go to Hogwarts but my letter got lost in the post.
If you were a mood ring, what colour would you be?
What are you most looking forward to in 2017?
Being in studio creating, and just evolving as an artist.
You can follow Yiigaa on her social channels below…
And listen to her EP, Mist, here.
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