Ajaye (pronounced "A.J."), grew up in a small town sports card shop on the west coast of Canada. As unconventional as that may sound, it played a huge role in who she is today. Surrounded by music history and collectables, she learned from an early age that everything, and everyone has a story worth hearing. Her music brings a depth beyond her years that dances between melancholy and hope. While Ajaye always finds the silver lining in life, she uses her music as a vehicle to explore the cracks where the true beauty lies in all of us.
The British Columbia Country Music Female Artist of the Year has built a solid reputation as a performer and songwriter in both Canada and the US. She has performed at Merritt Music Mountain Fest, The Calgary Stampede, SunFest, The Listening Room, Lyrics on the Lake, The Tennessee Songwriter’s Award Show, and is a resident artist at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red. Most recently, she has been nominated for her song "Phone Bill" (co-written with Joni DeLaurier) at the 2022 NSAI Members Awards, and will be making her Bluebird Cafe (Nashville TN) debut in June of 2022.
She is sponsored by AMI Guitars and Lanikai Ukulele, and has appeared on Today in Nashville and CTV Vancouver.
Her latest single Growing Up is available everywhere, with a new album on the way in 2023.
“If I’ve learned anything this past year, it’s that we’re all doing the best we can with what we've got. During this time of pause, I started connecting to what sounds and feels good to me. 'Growing Up' is an ode to my younger self. To the 20 something me who felt lost, was always chasing after the wrong kind of romance, and tried so hard to fit in to try to make everybody else happy.”