JAYANA is a Ghanaian contemporary gospel singer and an entrepreneur. She is noted for her mesmerizing and captivating vocal.
Born Jemima Annor-Yeboah on August 25, Jayana is also noted for her soul-touching ministrations, making an immense impact on followers of gospel music.
Jayana’s formative years were spent soaking up the contemporary gospel, and praise and worship.
She is the second daughter of the Late Bishop Dr Augustine Annor Yeboah, founder of Christian Praise International Centre (CPIC).
“I’ve realized that in this industry I need to be determined and focused, and with the favour of God, I know that I can make it”, she noted
Created as an instrument to bless God’s people through worship, Jayana strongly upholds as her credo that as a worker of God she is the salt and light of the world.
HER MUSIC JOURNEY
Born in Accra, Jayana’s musical career started at the age of ten  and she has since blossomed into a gem.
Jemima believes that her music talent is hereditary.
Her father, Late Bishop Dr Augustine Annor-Yeboah, the Presiding Bishop of the CPIC, used to be a choir boy many years ago.
She participated in the maiden edition of the Stars of the Future talent show, competing with the likes of Irene Logan, Jean now Efya, Ramzy Prince Amui and others.
Jayana’s recording career after ‘Stars of the Future’ began on October 29, 2006, when she launched her maiden album, ‘Awurade Ani Wo Meso’ which was produced by Mr Micheal Nti under Multi Trade Impex label.
Ewurade ani wo meso is a collection of soul-inspiring songs with titles, such as Abraham Nyame, Obarima Yesu, Onyame ho ye hu, Ma hwihwe no, and Wo tumi so.
The album is categorized into three – prayer songs, worship songs and songs of praise. And these are meant to satisfy the diverse interest of gospel lovers.
JAYANA took a breather from the music scene after Stars of the Future reality show in 2006.
As one of the best contestants in Stars of the Future Reality Show much was expected from Jayana after the competition but she decided to take a break in music at a point.
Her inability to advance in her music career was because she and her team were novices in the industry.
She took a break to learn more about music and set up her personal business to support her music career.
Jayana announced her comeback into the music space when she was signed on to DAVEJOY Music Records in December 2018 [Record label owned Joyce Blessing’s Husband] and released a new song titled VICTORY in 2019 featuring Joyce Blessing.
The promising gospel minstrel is currently not signed to any label.
She was part of the backing singers for Gospel artistes like Grace Ashey, George Agyei and others.
She is currently promoting her latest singles, ‘I Believe’ and Who You Are.
She was nominated in the Best Vocalist category in Ghana Music Awards after releasing her first album in 2006.
Jayana was among the finalist of the first season of the Stars of the Future competition.
She also earned nominations in the following categories, Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year and Best Collaboration of the Year at the 2019 Emerging Music Awards.
Jayana was a guest performer at the Ghana Music Awards Festival [Industrial Awards night] held at the La Palm Royal Beach hotel in 2007.
On 22nd June, 2020, she was officially announced as a Judge on Praiz Season 3, a music reality show that develops the talent of young and passionate musicians. She was assigned to a number of contestants to guide and mentor.
She was adjudged the Female Vocalist of the year at the second edition of Ghana Urban Gospel Music Awards [GUGMA].
The ‘Victory’ hitmaker beat competition from Efe Grace, Celestine Donkor, Alexandrah and Pastor Dzifa.
Jayana has been nominated in so many awards scheme.
|2020||Ghana Urban Gospel Music Awards [GUGMA]||Female Vocalist of The Year||WON|
|2020||Online Coastal Radio Awards||Gospel Artiste of The Year||WON|
|2020||Emerging Music Awards [EMA]||Artiste of The Year||WON|
|Female Vocalist of The Year|
|Gospel Artiste of The Year|
|2020||Youth Empowerment Awards [YEA]||Youth Gospel Artiste of The Year||–|
|Discovery of the Year||–|
|Young Female Entrepreneur||–|
|2020||Ghana Outstanding Women’s Award [GOWA]||Outstanding Woman – Young Entrepreneur of The Year||–|
|2020||Youth Excellence Awards||Rising Star of the year||–|
|2020||Ghana National Gospel Music Awards||Female Vocalist Female Gospel Artiste|
Source: Jayana Music