Zim-born rapper Evye garners attention in UK

Entertainment Review Writer

Unheralded Zimbabwean rapper, Evye, is garnering attention in the UK, according to reports.

On her website Evye describes herself as a talented solo artist who finds rap to be a powerful medium for self-expression.

Her musical style draws influence from hip hop, pop, R&B, reggae, her African roots, and jazz.

The Glasgow-based artist grew up in Zimbabwe singing in a church choir, but at the age of 17 had a rap epiphany when she discovered Missy Elliot, Wu-Tang Clan and Nicki Minaj. Her musical palate has been broadened through the club scene in her adopted city, which has imbued here with a love of techno.

All these influences are evident in her new five track ep Go Honey Go, which came out of a mentoring programme funded by the Youth Music Initiative and was recorded at UP2STNDRD Studios.

Released on 27 September it is rousing calling-card which amply underlines why Eyve has already garnered attention from BBC Intro.

On 30 September she is set to perform with visual artist Veronica Petukhov at Glasgow’s Tramway, as part of the Sonica Surge Festival.

This will be followed by a special event on 4 November at the Transmission Gallery and Stereo, which marks the release of a video and her next EP, Sista!

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