Tonye is a singer-songwriter born in London England to Nigerian and Zimbabwean parents. She moved to Canada in her teens and started a career in music at 17. Her style can be described as Soul/ Neo-Folk/ Hiphop. She is a Much More Music Video Award recipient, social justice advocate and the kind of singer/performer that turns heads wherever she plays.
In 2015 her trajectory was interrupted by a MS diagnosis, yet a new Phoenix-like person is emerging from the proverbial ashes. She now calls MS the best thing that ever happened to her and is on a career trajectory that involves connecting deeper with her audience and that sees her creating a new community for herself.