Rooted in the Reggae music of her native Jamaica, Ammoye effortlessly glides from Reggae and Dancehall to Gospel, Soul and R&B with breathtaking ease and presence.
This now multi-award-winning artist started out her career while living with her grandparents in Clarendon, Jamaica, finding solace from life’s trials and tribulations by singing in her local church choir. After choir practice, she would regale the neighborhood with her latest songs and poems from the top of the mango tree in her backyard.
In her late teens, reuniting with her mother brought her to Toronto, Canada. She quickly established herself in the community by forming the Sisters in Christ church group and the Voices of the Underground Artist movement, leading to further involvement and collaborations in Toronto’s vibrant music scene.
Over the past several years, Ammoye has been consistently performing at high-profile events and festivals around the world, including the 150,000 attendee EXIT festival in Serbia.
The opportunity to sing at major festivals and shows on 4 continents has afforded Ammoye the blessing of sharing the stage with artists such as: Ziggy Marley and Freddie McGregor, Chronixx, Romain Virgo and Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Chris Martin, Tarrus Riley and Barrington Levy and Exco Levi to just name a few.
Her career thus far has garnered several top awards including 3 JUNO nominations (2013, 2014, 2017) and the 2015 Reggae Exclusive Recognition Awards.
The 2017 Juno nomination for the hit ‘Sorry’ came on the heels of Ammoye’s officially released debut Mixtape “Enter the Warriorress” showcasing an eclectic mix of new and unreleased tracks, compiled with Kingston production powerhouse Natural High Music. This peek into Ammoye’s heart and soul is just a taste of what is to come from her new upcoming album “The Light” featuring collaborations with top Jamaican reggae talent including legends Sly Dunbar & Lenky Marsden, acclaimed song-writer Mikey Bennett and Donovan Germain of Penthouse Records and Natural High Music.
“We have to now shine our lights. Reggae Music to the World”. — Light worker Ammoye