Born in Warsaw, in a communist Poland under martial law, Emiliyah has been immersed in music since before birth. Her parents were opera singers and her mother was singing at concerts right until almost the day Emiliyah was born. Emiliyah is proud that she was born knowing how to sing.
Now living in London, Emiliyah values common sense and good energy and feels a strong affinity to Afro-Caribbean culture; its rhythms, flavors and colours. Her singing reflects her personality, combining volcanic sensuality, untamed roughness and a sensitive angelic delicacy. Vibrant on stage and in life, authentic and emotional, sometimes to the extreme, Emiliyah knows that only when she sings is she fully alive.