Abiodun Koya, Classical Singer Cum Songwriter


Abiodun Koya, Nigerian-born US based classical singer cum songwriter is a Soprano  and an Actor. Abby was born to a family of five in a small town in Ogun state, south-west part of Nigeria. History has it that she started her music career at tender age of six by playing violin and singing at church and birthday events under the mentoring hands of her parents. From that period, she has grown up to be one of the very few African women who sing opera and versatile in Genres such as: Jazz, Oldies, Broadway and Gospel.
 
Abiodun Koya (Nigerian-born US based classical singer cum songwriter) is a Soprano and an Actor, was born to a family of five in a small town in Ogun state, south-west part of Nigeria.


She has spent most of her formative year abroad and warmed herself into the minds of her US and Asia based fans with her Opera/classical style of music.

 She is also a poet, composer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and loves recording movie soundtracks as well as writing story lines for plays and comedies. In her spare time, she holds master classes for choirs and college students as well as musical workshops, and empowerment programs for youth.


Abby, as fondly called, has sung for caliber of people, her career profile include an invitation to a black history month performance at the White House. She has performed for numerous world leaders including Presidents, Royal Kings and Queens, Ambassadors, governors, less privileged children, and Congress members to mention a few. Abby was part of the feature in the Americolor Opera Alliance’s presentation of LaRoche. LaRoche is an original opera about the only black male passenger on the ill-fated Titanic, where she assumed the role of “Madam Mae/Top Lady.” 

She is also a poet, composer, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and loves recording movie soundtracks as well as writing story lines for plays and comedies.

She holds a B.A. in Business Management and devotes her time and resources to her charity foundation, the Courtesy Foundation, which raises scholarship funds for girl orphans in Africa. Abby do use her musical platform to shed light on issues that are affecting African children and women. 

Click and listen to Abiodun as she is rehearsing “The hills are alive, with the sound of music” with the exceptionally brilliant classical pianist, Clariece Paulk, in preparation for the concert held at the great Morehouse College (Ray Charles performing Arts center) on Sunday  8th November, 2015.


Abby has created two ground breaking experiential concerts, one is the Future Symphony (A Sci-Fi Opera Concert) and the second is the Frankincense Concert (A black Tie- Christmas Dinner Concert). Frankincense Concert is a fusion of good music fragrance and elegant music with sole mean to entertain. The Concert was said to be an exclusive premium lifestyle concert that was designed to showcase art music performances and an interpretation of the Nigerian beautiful culture with a classical expression in the Yuletide season. She delivered Frankincense Concert, the ultimate Christmas concert, experience to music lovers in Lagos in December 2018.

Abby has created two ground breaking experiential concerts, one is the Future Symphony (A Sci-Fi Opera Concert) and the second is the Frankincense Concert (A black Tie- Christmas Dinner Concert).


Today, Abby has established herself as a musical artist with purpose, passion and an illustrious voice that is powerful and inspiring.  Abiodun Koya keep broadening her talents as an Actress, Songwriter Entrepreneur and a Published Poet. Abby also builds bridges through mentorship, charity works and a strong dedication to the arts. She is the founder of the Abiodun Koya Foundation, a charity organization that provides scholarships to underprivileged children and teaches “Music Literacy Programs” in Nigeria and parts of Africa.  Abby's efforts are to purposefully and creatively display a positive message and influence for diverse cultures across America, Africa and the rest of the world. 
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