Aijia is a vocalist trained in the styles of jazz, classical and musical theatre with an additional passion for gospel and soul music, inspired by her church community. With over ten years of professional experience as a solo artist, Aijia has had the privilege of performing internationally, regionally and locally with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Jackie Richardson, Justin Baccus, Janet McEwen, Archie Alleyne, Mark Kelso and Karen Jewels. She has also had the honour of opening for Grammy-nominated artist, Andra Day and Jully Black along with featuring in various One-Stop Jazz Safaris with Jazz FM.
An alumni of both the musical theatre program at Wexford Collegiate School for the Arts and the Bachelor of Music at Humber College, Aijia has received a variety of awards for her musical excellence, versatility and commitment to serving the community through her endeavours. Some include: Kiwanis Music Festival-Gold Award for Female Solo (2011), Royal Conservatory of Music- Grade 7 completion (2010), The Archie Alleyne Scholarship Award (2013), National Trish Colter Award (2014) and the Acting Upstage Award (2016). In the summer of 2016, Aijia opened the Pan Am Game Torch ceremony with the Canadian National anthem and since then, has been apart of various community and corporate events, written the radio jingle for Stouffville Toyota and most recently returned from working with Celebrity Cruises in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Aijia is excited to share her passion for music and art with all of her students at Yamaha Music School!