Melisa Whiskey is the latest diva in the afrobeats scenery. After gaining a cult following due to the infectious nature of her previous soul outings - ‘Played’, ‘Sweetest Cake’ and ‘Billin’’, Miss Whiskey has found a fire in the afrobeats genre after moving back home and soaking into her cultural roots.
Whilst a student at the University of Leicester, Melisa would pack in as many open mic nights as was humanly possible. She would pick up influential fans even at this stage, with BBC Introducing East Midlands going on to support and play her music at that early stage. She graduated with a 2.1 and just a year later, signed a publishing deal with BMG without having released a single song. Her muses remain a mix of the classic and hot: Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Aloe Blacc, Skepta, Sade. What matters to Melisa is the vocals, above everything. It’s clearly something she’s taken to heart.