Shayo Grass(Sayo Adenaike-Johnson) is a 22 year old Media student currently at Birmingham City University. Her passion for music stemmed from her father’s love for Jazz, Soul and Blues. She was born into a household with a fervent love for Fela, Michael Jackson, Lagbaja, the entire Motown society and others.
She started singing in her church choir in 2006, not really into music as a practice but as a service. In 2007, She began casual performances opening shows, singing at weddings, conferences, fashion shows and many other events. Being comfortable with what she was doing, in 2010, she was challenged to start writing songs. She was inspired by the likes of Asa, Bez, Jill Scott, Janelle Monae, Nosa and Beyonce in terms of style and content.
In 2011, she met Mr Ebis finally after having heard about him and his work from friends who have also worked with him. He challenged her to start recording and having content to back her up. He was successful. Shayo Grass and Mr Ebis then went on to work with DG to create the big hit gospel jam “Komole”. Shayo Grass has also released ‘Talk About You’. She hopes to reach out to people and be able to start creating a foundation with messages that would make the world a little bit better.