is a young singer, born in Mali from a griot mother. It was her mother who
encouraged her to sing. From Mali, her family migrated to the Paris suburb Aulnay-sous-Bois, when she was still a baby.
Aya Danioko started a fashion design study, but soon she was more interested in making music, for which she
started to use the stage name Aya Nakamura, after a character Hiro Nakamura of the NBC science fiction drama series 'Heroes'.
She posted first songs
such as « Karma »
on social media, followed by
« J'ai mal »
. A new song
« Brisé »
, composed by Christopher Ghenda
, was uploaded on YouTube in June 2015 and
attracted millions of views, up to reaching 29 Million views in early 2020.
Aya Nakamura opened a concert by American-Nigerian Davido
at the Modibo-Ke´ta stadium in Bamako, where she dedicated a song to
. In January 2016, she signed with Rec 118, a
Warner Music France label. In August 2017, she released her first album « Journal intime »
that reached a Gold status in France. On various songs, there are featurings by MHD
In April 2018, Aya released a new single, « Djadja »
, the song became a
real summer hit, and hit the charts in various European countries, and was the first song by a French female singer to reach
the first position in the Dutch charts since
« Non, je ne regrette rien »
by Edith Piaf in 1961!
The song features on her second self-titled album that was released in November 2018.