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About Ayiesha Woods

Christian recording artist Ayiesha Woods was born in Long Island, New York, on July 2, 1979, but grew up in a number of locales, including Florida, Georgia, Texas, Hawaii, and Bermuda, which no doubt contributed to the Caribbean and dancehall feel in her music.

Other influences include Commissioned, Fred Hammond, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Lauryn Hill, and India Arie. Ayiesha strives to be sincerely transparent in her own writing, to not only make music, but to move her listeners.

Returning to what matters most is the message she hopes will penetrate the ears and hearts of her listeners with the release of her full-length debut Introducing Ayiesha Woods on Gotee Records (2006).

Introducing Ayiesha Woods does just that with something for everyone: Rock influenced tracks like her lead single "Big Enough", and pop-influenced songs like "The Remedy" and "What Matters Most." The project takes on a worshipful tone with cuts including "What You Do To Me" and tackles the universal language of love in the song "The Only One." Production credits include the likes of Chris Stevens (noted for his work with Toby Mac, Shawn McDonald, Paul Wright) Otto Price (noted for his work with Barlow Girl, Out of Eden, Grits), Ric Robbins (Grits, Out of Eden) and David Mullen (noted for his work with Nicole Mullen).


Although Introducing Ayiesha Woods is her debut on Gotee Records, Ayiesha is no a stranger to the music industry. In 2004, she became the first female to walk away with the “Producer of the Year” award from the Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards, that year she also received the Marlin Awards’ “New Artist of the Year” and “Contemporary Vocal Performance of the Year (Female)”.

Ayiesha's second album, Love Like This, was released on September 9, 2008 through the Gotee label.  Produced by Chris Stevens (tobyMac, Group 1 Crew) and Jamie Moore (Mandisa, Falling Up), the album sees the songstress stretching her artistry to places once unvisited—not just musically, but also in the realm of songwriting, where she learned to create in tandem with other collaborators. Debuting at #20 on Billboard's Top Gospel Albums chart, it is an outpouring of all the love lessons Woods has been learning along the way.

"One thing that I’ve always been able to recognize in my relationship with God is that my relationship with him is reflected in the relationships I have with others,” Woods says. “If my relationship with God is not where it needs to be, it’s reflected in every other relationship. I need to keep that line of communication where it needs to be.”