Ayo – Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin is a German singer, songwriter and actress.

Her debut album ‘Joyful’ was released in 2006. It achieved Double-Platinum status in France, Platinum in Germany and Poland, and Gold status in Switzerland, Italy, and Greece. The album was released in the United States in late 2007.

Ayo took up violin at an early age and then piano. In addition she learnt guitar. As a teen she wrote her first song. Her father was a part time DJ and recognised her singing talent. He recorded demos for her and encouraged her to take up a musical career. In her early 20’s she moved to the UK and signed with a record company.

2006 saw the release of her first album, ‘Joyful’, which she promoted with a tour of Germany, the US and Canada. Album number 2, ‘Gravity At Last’,  appeared in 2008. It reached #1 in the French charts.

She named her third album, ‘Billie-Eve’. The critically acclaimed ‘Ticket to the World’ followed in 2013 which subsequently led to a Globe de Cristal Award in the category of Best Female Performer. Ayọ’s self-titled fifth album was released in 2017.


Joyful (2006)

Gravity at Last (2008)

Billie-Eve (2011)

Ticket to the World (2013)

Ayọ (2017)

Royal (2020)

Backing Tracks – Help Is Coming … Slow Slow (Run Run) … Without You

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