Efya Biography, Net Worth

Efya Biography, Net Worth

Efya Biography

Jane 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 Net Worth

Efya Net worth is estimated between $100,000 to $2 million
Efya is a well-known musician who has worked with various artists on different features and lent her vocals to different artists as well.

When she started out as a musician she maintained her relevance without an album and only released her studio album later in her career.

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This is Efya’s journey and story of how she has remained at the top of her game.

Efya Age 

Efya was born on the 10th of April in 1987. She is 33-years-old.

Efya Family

Efya was born in Kumasi, Ghana.

She was named Jane Fara Fauzzier Afia Boafowaa Yahaya Awindor.

She has two brothers and a sister. The three of them are the children of Nana Adwoa Awindor, a filmmaker and celebrity.

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Efya was raised in a household that allowed her to show her potential at a young age and it was nurtured throughout her upbringing.

Efya Education

Efya obtained her secondary education from Yaa Asantewaa Secondary School. She furthered her studies and graduated with a degree in theatre and music from the University of Ghana.

She relocated to Accra when her mother enrolled at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI) film school.

Efya Career

Efya gained international popularity after becoming the first runner up in Charterhouse’s Stars of The Future television show where she had lost to Irene Logan.

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Due to her talent, she earned a 3-year record deal. The recording deal allowed her to be featured on the album titled Unveiled, which was released in South Africa.

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Following the success of Unveiled, she continued making music as a solo artist. She eventually changed her stage name from Miss Jane to Efya before going solo.

During an interview with Modern Ghana, she revealed how she came up with her name and partly explained about going on a venture as a solo artist.

“When I decided to go solo, it made sense at the time to reinvent myself in every way, I wanted a name that was African and unique but at the same time relevant to me in some way. My manager, Jimmi, helped me come up with the name Efya.”

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In 2011, Efya moved on as a solo artist and signed with a popular record label, One Nation Entertainment.

She had her debut mixtape T.I.N.T that was released in 2013 November. The name is an acronym for This Is Not The Album.

Efya’s album was descibed as a “powerful ballad that tells the story of love and heartbreak”.

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In 2013, she had an interview with Alexis Stephens for the show MTV Iggy, Efya spoke about the album and mentioned that it will contain numerous love songs and added that the album will talk about topics of hate and pain. Efya highlighted that the album is from her personal experiences.

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Efya released her debut studio album in January 2014. The album became a smash hit and grew her fan base across the continent.

Efya had more eyes looking her way after she was featured by the Nigerian musician Wizkid after he released his single “Daddy Yo”.  The vocals were uncredited but Efya makes an appearance in the music video.

Efya continues growing her brand and has recently released new work featuring Tiwa Savage, the song gained momentum after it was posted on social media by Sarkodie.

Efya Awards & Nominations

Efya is a celebrated artist who has landed different accolades in the last decade. She has been recognised in Ghana and her fan base grew throughout the continent.

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Here are Efya’s awards since her activity in the entertainment industry:

2011 – 4Syte TV Music Video Awards for Best Female Video, “Sexy Sassy Wahala”
2011 – Ghana Music Awards for Best Female Vocal Performance, “Little Things”
Record of the Year, Songwriter of the Year (with Asem)
2012 – Ghana Music Awards for Artist of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year on “I’m in Love With You” (Sarkodie featuring Efya), Hip hop Song of the Year, Best Female Vocal Artist, Record of the Year for “Good Morning”(Yaa Pono featuring Efya)
2013 – 4Syte TV Music Video Awards for Best Female Video, Best Photography Video of the Year, Best Storyline Video of the Year, Best Collaboration Video
2013 – City People Entertainment Awards
2013 – Ghana Music Awards for Best Female Vocal Performance, Afro Pop Song of the Year, Record of the Year
2014 – African Muzik Magazine Awards for Best Female West Africa
2014 – City People Entertainment Awards for  Musician of the Year (Female)
2014 – MTV Africa Music Awards 2014 for Best Female
2014 – Ghana Music Awards for Best Female Vocal Performance
2014  – World Music Awards for World’s Best Female Artist, World’s Best Live Act, World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, World’s Best Song, World’s Best Video

2016 – Nigerian Entertainment Awards for African Female Artist of the Year (Non-Nigerian)
2016 – Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television & Arts for Best International Female African Act
2016 – Glitz Style Awards for Most Stylish Music Artiste of the Year
2016 – African Muzik Magazine Awards for Best Female West Africa

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Efya Controversy

Speaking on a Q&A session monitored by MyNewsGh.com, the singer attributed the reason why she’s not married to the fact that marriage is not what is used to be.

Despite being pressured by fans and friends to get married because they feel age is catching up with her, Efya feels that, the purpose of marriage has changed and it’s not what it used to be.

However, the songstress has not ruled out getting married in the future.

Efya Philanthropy

Efya is an ambassador for the Awal Children of the Future Foundation (ACOTF), it is a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping victims of physical and emotional trauma.

They work closely with homeless people in the country.

The foundation consists of eight different musical ambassadors, including Sarkodie, Ruff n Smooth and Yaw Siki.

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