“A committed rapper”
Awa Mounaya YANNI known as Moonaya, is a Benin-Senegalese artist-musician who has been playing in the hip hop world since 2001. Born on October 10, 1983, her family environment predestined her to consider, if not an artistic career or a musical adventure. Influenced in her early childhood by musical styles such as Ragtime, rhythm & blues, soul, African variety and world music, there was no reason to believe that Moonaya, who also plays the piano, would direct her choice towards rap. When asked, she simply says, “cuz I feel hip hop!. Jurist by training, it’s not without pain, but with a lot of determination that she knew how to combine studies and music.