Fiyin Obayan Trio (Live Gospel/R&B Music)Friday Jan 26 2018 8:00 pm, Saskatoon, Prairie Ink Restaurant
Fiyin Obayan (full name Fiyinfoluwa), which means give praise to God, has been doing exactly that since the age of two. Thanks to her father, at that early age she was exposed to music videos of Lenny LeBlanc, as well as full length music concerts of Don Moen (with whom she got to perform with as a member of the Elim Church Choir) and Ron Kenoly. When her family moved and settled in Saskatoon, Elim Church, then named Elim Tabernacle, became a major influence in her life.
Fiyin's first dose of professional performing arts training,came from the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, BC, where she performed in the musicals "Footloose," and "Crazy for You" and "Daddy's Son" with the Victoria Symphony. Upon finishing her certificate, she returned to Saskatoon to complete a Major in Marketing and a Minor in Jazz Music. Her favourite styles to listen to are Gospel, Jazz, Soft Rock, Folk and Electronica and in her music you will hear influences of Mary Mary, Ella Fitzgerald, Nikki Yanofsky, Beyonce, Janelle Monae, Relient K, Coldplay and Esperanza Spalding. She has been writing songs since the age of 9.