Tiya Joan signs to Essence Music


Multi talented female artist Tiya Joan has signed to Essence Music.

Joan is rapper/poet, making a name for herself on the spoken word poetry scene.

She has performed at a number of high profile events such as The Gateway Sounds of Christmas organised by MPICO, Rhema Bash, and Behind Closed Doors which was organised by Sapitwa Poetry.

Tiya featured on KMT’s ‘Mission-Ally’ album released in 2016 when she was at the College.

Essence label owner, Gospel artist, Khetwayo released a video announcing the addition of a new artist.

The announcement follows a statement made in an email sent to his fans at the beginning of this year where he promised he would go on tour as well as introduce new artists to the Essence Music roster.

“Tiya Joan is a multi-talented artist” said Khetwayo, “she does spoken word and she can also sing and rap.”

The Essence Music label boss said he knew of Joan during his time at Chancellor College where they served together in Kingdom Movement which is popularly known as KMT.

Asked whether we should expect anything soon, Tiya Joan said “I have just finished working on a 4 piece spoken word project which will be released under Essence Music.” The title of the project is ‘Fierce Redemption’ and we are informed that recording was completed late last year.

“I am working on some videos that will be released together with the audio for the project, hence the delay” said Tiya Joan.

According To Joan, Fierce Redemption is a very personal project as it expresses her faith journey as well as her life journey. “I want my art to bear witness to all God has done for me, through me and to me. That’s why you should always expect some transparency in my work” said Tiya.

The project was recorded and produced by well known producer, AK and is due for release in March, 2018. Khetwayo started 2018 on a high.

Having started the Mdidi wa Jehovah Tour with Faith Mussa.

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