Ayo, whose real name is Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin, was born in September 14, 1980 near Cologne (Germany). Her father was from Nigeria and her mother from Romania. It was her father who discovered music through singers and listening to groups. He also learned to play the violin, piano and guitar. As an adolescence, she lived in London, New York and Paris.
She chooses her name, Ayo, which means joy in Yoruba. This name should bring her happiness, because she finally noticed and provided the first part of the singer Omar English in 2002. However, it was not until 2006 that the beautiful path of her first album, “joyful”, a mix of soul, folk and reggae music, Ayo met a great success throughout Europe and affect its audience. In 2008, her new album “Gravity At Last”, carved in the same line as its predecessor and promised the same success. Now she is here with her new production titled “Ayo”. by stars-celebrites.com