Ayo â€œLive from Monte-Carloâ€ will be presented on U.S. Public Television as both a one hour special and as a 90-minute fundraising special nation-wide. Like The three tenors, Andrea Bocelli, Sara Brightman, Michael Bubble, Josh Groban and many others, Ayo will be introduced to the American market on television through more than 300 pbs affiliates covering 99% of total U.S. households.
Public Television is known for having an audience that is the most educated in the United States as well as having a high level of acquisitive power. Beginning in December of 2007, The Ayo fundraising special will be offered to stations for â€œunlimitedâ€ releases in a one year period to encourage the highest exposure in all major markets In that period of time. Additionally it will be available to stations as a one-hour high definition special for national release on stationsâ€™ designated HIGH DEF channels.
Interscope released Ayoâ€™s debut offering, Joyful, on November 20th.
Ayo was born of a Nigerian father and a Romanian Gypsy mother. She was discovered in New York and was signed worldwide by Polydor France (Universal/Interscope in the U.S).
Ayo is being compared to everyone from Sade to Stevie Wonder, to Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Joan Armatrading and even Otis Redding, but Ayo is Ayo. Her songs are very â€˜personalâ€™ and her audience hits all age categories evenly, from very young to mature.