Nigerian Grammy-nominated songwriter, singer, producer, actor, and model, Lisa Yaro has an inspirational success story having already worked with industry titans including Will.I.Am., Mýa, Rawyals, Latoya Luckett (Destiny’s Child), Leah McFall, Claudette Ortiz, Jared Lee Gosselin and many more.
Lisa Yaro is poised to make 2021 her year with the release of multiple projects, including new music, a feature film, and more original content for her wildly popular YouTube channel that has garnered over 120K followers, and 14+ million views. Her channel features a collection of her own original composed content from the perspective of a Nigerian-American immigrant and entertainer.
Having been active in the music industry for over 10 years now, Lisa draws inspiration from artists like Sade and infuses her Nigerian afro-beats into her modern-day hits. Her most recent music video release “BIKO” which came out in November 2020 shows off Lisa’s seductive crooning and undeniable stage presence. With plans to release new music in the first quarter of the new year, Lisa’s unwavering fans can expect her love and passion for her African culture and roots to continue as a through line with her new material.
Lisa cut her teeth in the music industry by sitting in on sessions and writing for artists and producers. Deciding to do sessions for free, she knew that her hustle and creativity would lead to further opportunities after “paying her dues.” After putting in countless hours grinding and working for free while maintaining other odd jobs to support herself, one of the producers she worked with early on, Young Yonny, introduced her to Mýa and asked her to do a session with the artist. From there Lisa and Mýa became friend and continued working together which lead to Lisa’s Grammy nomination for her work on Mýa’s 2016 album “Smoove Jones” for her writing. This lead to many other opportunities to work with other Grammy award-winning artist and producers including Will.I.Am., and Jared Lee Gosselin, to name a few.
Born and partially raised in Nigeria, Lisa grew up traveling the world and being fascinated by different cultures. At the age of 8 years old she and her family moved to the United States. Excelling at sports naturally, after graduating high school, Lisa would go on to university with a full ride volleyball scholarship. During her junior year of college, Lisa began sneaking off to LA for music sessions at studios which lead to her imminent success.