Award: MOBO Help Musicians Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: R&B/Soul

Instrument/voice type: Songwriter

Location: West Midlands

Hailing from Birmingham, Namywa is an international recording artist, performer, and songwriter speaking truth to power, with a fearless lyrical approach to subjects that mean a lot to her.  Whether singing with just a guitar accompaniment or a full band her unique singing style is leaving music lovers feeling that once again, the world may see another great voice emerge from the region that amongst others, gave the world Joan Armatrading and Laura Mvula.

Namywa’s music is inspired by artists like Amy Winehouse, Diana Gorden, Yebba, Paloma Faith, Lauryn Hill, and Jill Scott. Using life as a muse Namywa writes songs that deliver on true emotions, surprising listeners with a voice and aura way beyond her years, blending genres of R&B, Soul, Jazz, and Pop music.

Namywa accompanied by her live band has supported the likes of Jacob Banks, Etta Bond,  Public Enemy, Brian Jackson, The Floacist, Jimmy Cliff, Teedra Moses, and played ahead of Snarky Puppy at Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Loved by fans from all over the West Midlands, Namywa has been nominated for Best Solo Female 2020 in the same category as formidable artist Lady Leshurr and Ruby Tuner. 

Namywa’s live music is a collection of dramatic, powerful songs perfect for the makings of a great debut EP from this heartfelt songwriter.
I have applied to Help Musicians to support the creation and release of my debut EP project. I will executive produce my debut EP supported by producers, live musicians, and co-writers.