Faya Uman - Many would think creating Reggae music which is heavily influenced by various other Genres of Music such as Rap/Hiphop, Soul and Ethnic music whilst maintaining an authentic Reggae sound and feel is impossible.
Yet Uman; a versatile and artistically diverse Soweto Queen is proof of this possibilty, through the style of her music which introduces a futuristic and unique element to the Reggae genre.
Faya Uman (Thokozile Zikalala) is a multi-talented & musically diverse Songstress who was Born in Soweto on the 25th of March. The Singer & Songwriter (in whom evidence of artistic ability was already visible when she was only 5) first Discovered her passion for music and ability to sing at the age of 12. Early in her music career she explored her gift by performing in school musicals and plays.
Upon graduating from high school, her interest and pursuit for a career in the music industry was furthered when she studied vocals at the Campus of Performing Arts. Faya Uman has joined and formed part of MANY musical groups, most of which were disbanded, these were groups performing different genres of music ranging from Hiphop, House, to Rock.
In 2010 she entered Pop Stars and made it to the TOP 40 and the "Girl With the Golden Locks'"extremely impressed the judges with her ' unique & Funky Image, ability to rap and sing.
During the year 2010 she fell in love With Reggae and Dancehall Music and began to convert her rap verses and the way they were delivered into the "Dj/Sing-Jay" singing style of Jamaica.
She is currently signed to Riddim Yut' Productions and is in the process of recording her EP entitled "Musical Chairs" which is produced by Bereket (Ayomininioluwankonitan) Tafari and is soon to be released.
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