Calya J, also known as Jessica Boyeleba Balehen was born and raised in Belgium. She is a 22 year old music artist, who translates her contemporary experiences into sound. After 5 years of playing classical piano and 2 years of playing drums, at a local music academy, she decided to take singing classes at an art school in Antwerp. While studying pop/rock music, she became part of several bands as a lead vocalist.
Because of participating in these bands she discovered the roots of where her musical talent came from, which is Cameroon. The style of music played with these bands were any form of Afro music such as: Afro-beat, Makossa, Soukous, Reggae, Highlife, etc.. After performing different styles of music, she decided to produce her own style.
On the 21st of June she released her first EP, “Blueprint”. This mini album contains a mix of, mystical soundscapes/beats and soul/rap vocals. The project tells the story of the “Mortal - Energy -Testimony”, meaning; “A human being is born with emotions and a voice to speak up.”
“Blueprint is a little sketch of how I’m experiencing the weight of the world. My music is meant, to relate, to accept, to shed and to heal all negative feelings/thoughts that the mind can captured. my creations are about feeling and becoming one with every emotion that is running inside, in order to rise up and become the best version of yourself.” - Calya J.