Taiyel is the epitome of a rising star. Since emerging into the music scene, the Rap/Afro Hip Hop phenom has garnered the attention of hip-hop aficionados and music execs alike. The Brooklyn femcee wrote her first song at the age of 14, produced her first beat at the age of 15. In 2010, she participated in the Lyve Lyfe Artist On The Roll Contest where she came third. Even though she did not win the contest, she took it as a wakeup call and started working twice as hard. So hard that she got noticed by Island Def Jam Records Promotion and Marketing Director at a contest she participated in. This was a huge opportunity for her because she got to meet Russell Simmons. She was offered a one on one meeting with the Promotion and Marketing Director to discuss her future with Def Jam as an International artist which went successfully because at the end of it all, she was offered a mini record deal.
Developing a style of her own, Taiyel's witty, fun and edgy delivery alongside a quirky flair has attracted an international and local fan base. Taiyel has managed to capture the culture of her generation through her music. Her lyricism acts as a breath of fresh air amongst the realms of mainstream Rap , Afro Pop, Afro Reggae and Afro Hip Hop and though inspired by pioneers and influencers of rap and reggae, Taiyel has succeeded in constructing a delivery that is distinctive to her alone.
It is this distinction that has paved the way for this budding artist to work with music industry heavyweights, Grammy Award winning Producer and Sound Engineer, Buck 3000 who calls her Nigeria's next best thing and Ms Busta Rhymes because of her ability to rap really fast. She is Currently working with most notably producers from the likes of Buck 3000 to Nigerian based producers like Sandaz Black and Sagzy. She has worked with rap artist/film maker D.I.S Guise whom she featured on her second official single 'What Can Fa Remix', Thereafter, having The official Video directed by D.I.S Guise (Visionaire Pictures) who has also directed music videos for many popular Nigerian, UK and US artist from the likes of Tiwa Savage, 2face, Iceberg Slim, Falz, Ajebutta22, Mark Morrision and many others. She has also worked with the likes of Material, Gini ( CEO Omo Ita Ent & Film maker/ Director) on a music project 'Omo Ita' which featured many other artists.
She has performed at venues such as The Annual Nigerian Reunion US, Wizkid US/Canada Tour, where she performed in Canada, Kcee live in NY, D'prince Live In NY, ASA Shows (College Organized Event). Taiyel has also graced the stage at several community events, such as The Africalabash Ent annual picnic, BMCC, John Jay College, Medgar Evers College, City Tech, York College.
Whether through her music or performances, Taiyel continues to build a huge following. She has gained steady traction on Twitter, Facebook Sound Cloud, HulkShare and YouTube with over 20 YouTube videos and over 367,946 views to her YouTube page collectively. Taiyel has also obtained notable features from platforms like NotJustOk, Bella Naija, 360Nobs, MTV, First Post, Factory 78, Mix Rhythm, Gidi Lounge and a few other.
Being a natural born Entrepreneur and Entertainer, Taiyel is the CEO of Tae Concept, A Web and Graphic Design Company, she has worked and designed graphic Artworks and websites for many New York Promoters, US and Nigerian Based Companies. She is currently working on her next big Project "Betta DL", an online Digital Download Platform which should be ready for launch by late 2014. Taiyel is also into theater. She is a sound/Production designer and a playwright. She has worked with a good number of top theater companies in the U.S. Her recent works has been with The Atlantic Theater Company, where she worked with them as a co production designer, sound designer and playwright. Her play was performed by the City Lights Theater Company on January 7th 2012. Her music was also incorporated into a few of the performances. She also worked with Atlantic Theater Company during their first ever staging success where she performed a monologue written by her for the final show.
With a successful career under her belt, Taiyel is ready to propel her career unto the next level. She is currently prepping the anticipated release of her New Official Single "Identity" under Team Taiyel “Identity”. As the title presumes, the single will draw listeners closer to the femcee, painting a clearer picture of the skills She possesses venturing into the commercial side of the Nigerian music Industry and what she has to offer to the world stage.