Efya Biography: Age, Net Worth, Boyfriend, Real Name, Husband, Songs, Nationality

Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Jane Fara Fauzzier Afia Boafowaa Yahaya Awindor, famously known as Efya, is a Ghanaian singer-songwriter known for her soulful and sultry voice.

She is also a songwriter and actress and has been in the music industry for over a decade.

Her music has gained international recognition, and she is considered one of Ghana’s most talented and influential artists.


  • Full Name: Jane Fara Fauzzier Afia Boafowaa Yahaya Awindor
  • Stage Name: Efya
  • Born: April 10, 1987
  • Age: 36 years old.
  • Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana.
  • Nationality: Ghana
  • Occupation: Singer
  • Height: 5’7
  • Parent: Nana Adwoa Awindor
  • Siblings: 3
  • Spouse: unknown
  • Children: 1
  • Relationship: Dating
  • Net Worth: $500,000

Early Life And Education

Efya was born on April 10, 1987, in Kumasi, Ghana. She is the daughter of Nana Adwoa Awindor, a filmmaker and celebrity host of the T.V. show “Greetings From Abroad.”

She has three siblings, including her sister, Nana Ama Awindor, a musician. Efya attended Yaa Asantewaa Secondary School and later studied music and performing arts at the University of Ghana, graduating in 2009.


Efya’s musical journey started in 2011 when she released her debut solo album, Janesis.

Critics highly praised the album, and it was a commercial success, earning her the Best Female Vocal Performance award at the Ghana Music Awards.

Since then, Efya has released two more studio albums, T.I.N.T. (2013) and GIRL TALK (2020), cementing her position as one of the top artists in Ghana.

Her music continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her powerful vocals, meaningful lyrics, and unique blend of R&B, soul, and Afrobeat.

She has also been praised for her collaborations with artists such as Sarkodie, Wizkid, and Major Lazer.

In 2023, Efya continued to impress fans and critics by releasing her new single, “The Fan.” This further solidified her position as one of the top artists in the music industry.

Awards and Nominations

  • Ghana Music Awards: Winner: Best Female Vocal Performance (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Ghana Music Awards: Winner: Best Collaboration of the Year (2014, with Sarkodie for “Best In Me”)
  • Ghana Music Awards: Winner: Afrobeats/Hiplife Song of the Year (2015, for “One Nation Anthem”)
  • Nominated: Album of the Year (2017, for “Janesis”)
  • Nominated: Female Vocalist of the Year (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Winner: Nigeria Entertainment Awards – African Female Artist of the Year (2016)
  • Winner: Glitz Style Awards – Most Stylish Music Artiste of the Year (2016)
  • Nominated: B.E.T. Awards – Best International Act: Africa (2014)
  • Nominated: MTV Africa Music Awards – Best Female (2014, 2016)
  • Nominated: World Music Awards – World’s Best Song, World’s Best Live Act, World’s Best Video, World’s Best Entertainer of the Year (2014)
  • Nominated: Nollywood Movie Award – Best Music Soundtrack (2014)

Social Media

  • Twitter: @EFYA_Nokturnal
  • Instagram: @efya_nokturnal
  • Facebook: @efyamusic
  • YouTube: EFYA TV

Personal Life

Efya, 36, has kept her personal life private and has not disclosed much about her relationship or children.

However, in an interview, Efya mentioned that she has a son and that motherhood has been a blessing.

She added that her son is one of her biggest inspirations and motivators.


  • T.I.N.T. E.P. (2013)
  • Love Genesis album (2014)
  • Janesis album (2016)
  • Boniay3 EP (2018)
  • Love Genesis Deluxe album (2018)
  • The One E.P. (2019)
  • Big Dragon album (2020)
  • Honey EP (2021)

Net Worth

Efya’s net worth is estimated to be around $500,000. This is primarily from her successful music career, which includes hit songs, album sales, and concert performances.

She has also collaborated with other artists and has appeared on popular T.V. shows, further adding to her wealth.

In addition to music, Efya has ventured into acting and endorsement deals with major brands.

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