Official Biography (courtesy of Douye)
Beautifully texturing her pure, sultry and smoky vocals with a sensual, jazzy musical style, Nigerian born, Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Douye' continues to broaden her base of appreciative and passionate fans all over the world.
Growing up influenced by such jazz and R&B legends as Peggy Lee, Ray Charles, Billie Holliday, Stevie Wonder and Sade, the multi-faceted performer began singing in church at the age of seven and quickly began focusing on her future as a professional singer. By age ten, she was expressing her innermost emotions in poetry, which led naturally to her development as a compelling songwriter. In her mid-teens, she traveled to Europe to pursue her growing musical dreams, and she later immigrated to the United States to study voice at the acclaimed Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California .
After graduating from MI, Douye' continued honing her singing, songwriting and musical direction, becoming a prolific writer and performing for audiences at clubs throughout Los Angeles. While working towards her ultimate goal of becoming a recording artist, she hit it off creatively with Terry Shaddick, a renowned pop songwriter and producer well known for co-writing Olivia Newton John's era defining smash "Physical." Coming to share a singular vision, Douye and Shaddick penned the songs that would launch Douye's recording career on the newly released, appropriately titled debut album Journey. The title is a perfect reflection of Douye's musical and life experiences leading up to her exciting emergence as an independent singer/songwriter. To this day, she complements her musicmaking with deep passions for writing poetry and collecting primitive art.