Singing since the age of 10, Somalia is an emerging R&B singer, songwriter, and performing artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. A natural-born performer, she did musical theatre, chorus, and talent shows every year in grade school. Voted “most likely to be famous” in her senior class, she displayed her talent on a variety of stages for plays, musicals, dance teams and talent shows every year at her school, while honing her gift with each new performance.
Determined to focus on her passion for music, she went on to study music and Comparative Women Studies at Spelman College. Upon graduating from college, she packed out her self-produced debut concert titled “The Sweet Freedom Concert.” Somalia traveled to London to study music and songwriting at Goldsmith’s University of London.
Somalia creates music that infuses sounds from R&B, Jazz, Neo-Soul, and Hip-Hop music. Inspired by artists like Brandy, Anita Baker, Minnie Riperton, Missy Elliott and Jill Scott, Somalia writes and collaborates with live musicians to create her unique live sound. Some of her current and previous live performance work has been with The Atlanta Beltline, The Atlanta Taste of Soul Festival, The National Black Arts Festival, Six Flags Over Georgia, The New Georgia Project, and NAMI. She was most recently nominated for the First Annual National Black Arts Horizon Award in songwriting.
Following her first released project “Journey” (2018), which is available on all streaming platforms, her newest EP “Never Enough Time” featuring her recently released single “Risk It All,” which dropped at the end of October 2020. Her newest video to her single “Mimosa” has over 10,000 views on YouTube!