Yve is a London-based singer, songwriter, producer and community workshop leader, guest leading various community choirs and work in schools across the UK
Working under the name NAALA her solo work celebrates her Ghanaian heritage and British upbringing; a contemporary electronic music project built from self-made synths and found-sounds. This is a project filled with the delicate complexities of modern and African biographical storytelling. With this project she joined the Snape Maltings Open Space program (2016-2018) developing an immersive sensory show which debuted to a sold out audience at the first annual Snape Maltings Festival of New.
As a songwriter she has co-written music with NAO for her Grammy nominated album “Saturn” and collaborated with Jarvis Cocker on his recent album, Barbican art installation: Cosmic Dancer and cave performance of “Beyond the Pale”, being heavily featured on the remix of 'House Music All Night Long' and will be joining this project for their Autumn tour.
She is active leader in many of our community projects and has been leading a very successful singing program at HMP Warren Hill for the past 8 years. Additionally working with Group A and our community leader training program.
Yve is passionate about using music and harnessing its multisensory potential to support the creativity of young people, marginalized groups and to help develop community-focused arts projects. She is also fierce advocate for better representation and access for people of colour in the arts.