Photography By Brianna Roye
Ayo Leilani is a queer, Ethiopian/Eritrean, singer/songwriter. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Toronto based indie label 88 Days Of Fortune, a member of feminist based electro dub hop group, Above Top Secret and a solo alternative r&b artist under the name Witch Prophet.
Witch Prophet has shared the stage with and opened for acts like: TheeSatisfaction, Shabazz Palaces, Diana King, Shad, Njena Reddd Foxxx, The Cliks, Rae Spoon, Zaki Ibrahim, Lido Pimienta, Kae Sun, Castle If, LAL, and Michie Mee.
Toured Europe twice; playing shows in Paris, Amsterdam, London and Berlin, as well as performed at music festivals like: Black Women Rock, Manifesto, Wavelength, Pride Toronto, Soul Of Brooklyn, Montreal Jazz Festival, Ottawa Capital Pride, Allied Media Conference, AFROPUNK, CMW, NXNE, Inside Out, Under The Volcano and International Women’s Fest.
In July of 2016, her band Above Top Secret released their self titled album via Daps Records + 88 Days Of Fortune with distribution through Outside Music. Her solo EPs “H.P.B”,and "Architect of Heartbreak Remixes" were met with great praise when released fall of 2016 and spring of 2017. Witch Prophet's highly anticipated album “The Golden Octave” is due fall of 2017.