Ane Awindor (born April 10, 1987), better known by her stage name Efya, is a Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and actress from Kumasi. She is the daughter of Nana Adwoa Awindor, a filmmaker and celebrity host of the late television show Greetings From Abroad. Efya got her first exposure to fame when she participated in the maiden edition of the Stars of the Future talent show. She won the Best Female Vocal Performance category at the Ghana Music Awards in four succession, beginning in 2011. Moreover, she was applauded for her performance at the 2013 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
Her debut mixtape TINT was released on November 11, 2013. It consists of songs that were released between 2011 and 2013. The mixtape was supported by two singles: “Getaway” and “Best In Me”. She released her long-awaited debut studio album Janesis on April 22, 2016. It was previously scheduled for release at different times between 2013 and 2015. On January 11, 2014, Efya released “Forgetting Me” as the album’s lead single. On May 8, 2016, she was announced as one of the newly signed acts to Wizkid’s Starboy Entertainment. The announcement came following Wizkid’s performance at the Ghana Music Awards.
On April 9, 2011, Efya performed at the 2011 MTN Ghana Music Awards, which occurred at the Dome in Accra. In October 2012, she performed at the Radio and Television Personality Awards alongside Kojo Antwi; Asem, Ruff & Smooth, D3, No Tribe and Stonebwoy.In April 2013, Efya performed at the Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi, Kenya; the event was organized by Capital 98.4 FM and sponsored by Tusker Brewery.
Efya performed at Richie Mensah’s “This is Love Concert” held on February 14, 2013, at the African Regent Hotel in Accra. She performed her single “Your Body”, which was released on the same day. She also performed the remix of her “Best in Me” song with Richie Mensah.
On March 5, 2013, Efya performed alongside Samini; D-Black; Sherifa Gunu and R2Bees at the Hope City Launch Celebration Concert, headlined by American recording artist Chris Brown. On September 22, 2013, she graced the stage at the post-African Day Parade concert held at the Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. On Saturday, November 9, 2013, Efya performed alongside P-Square; MI; Wande Coal; Burna Boy; Edem; Kwabena Kwabena; Asem and Paapa Yankson at the Glo “Slide N Bounce” concert series, which kicked off in Kumasi. On December 20, 2013, Efya performed at the 2013 edition of the annual Girl Talk concert, held at the National Theatre in Accra and headlined by Becca