Mia Ayana’s sound is rooted in the heart of the South. She grew up in Mississippi, singing in church, on the school bus, realizing early on that she’d have to spread her wings and leave the only home she’d ever known in search of her passion. That drive led her from Mississippi to Seattle to Chicago to Las Vegas all within a year. She found her niche in Las Vegas and doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon, she says. A mix of Aaliyah, Erykah Badu and Jhene Aiko, Mia Ayana’s acoustic R&B vibe soothes the mind and soul, exposing listeners to the soulful R&B vibrations she learned in the South.