Singer/Songwriter/Rapper/Violinist/Creative Artist, Joya Morris aka “JOYA BRAVO” is a New York native born in Queens and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Conceived by Jamaican parents, Bravo’s upbringing was very conservative, but musically charged.
Joya began dancing at 3 years old, playing the violin at age 9 and singing at age 15. Her success eventually earned her a chair in the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra, performances with the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, Honor Orchestra, Best Supporting Actress in her high school Region, Co-captain of her senior step team, lead actress roles in productions at the 14th Street Playhouse, as well as a host of other musical, theatrical, dramatic and other notable performance art achievements.
She has performed with Grammy Award Winners, The Roots, at Highline Ballroom; headlined shows at the likes of SOB's, Joe's Pub, Santos Partyhouse and NuBlu; hosted the Bring It Back Stage at Vans Warped Tour; played Afropunk, and Sweet Auburn Festivals; as well as toured Brasil and performed concerts with artists such as Erykah Badu, Seun Kuti and more. She has been featured in her own 5 page spread for Neo2 fashion magazine in Spain as well as her own digital fashion spread for Jimmy Jazz. Starring in her own McDonalds commercial in 2010 was a paramount opportunity and ultimately a threshold for what this self-coined "creative artist" has to come. This powerhouse talent has a clear message to share with the world. She seeks to spread ideals of self-realization, collaboration and positive progression to future generations of the world through her craft. Some of Joya Bravo’s lifetime musical inspirations include: Thom Yorke, Lauryn Hill, Gwen Stefani, Bob Marley, Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Nina Simone, Nick Drake, Beyonce, Eminem,