AiRis is a singer songwriter who discovered her passion for singing at age 5 when she first heard “Faith” by George Michael. She got into song writing well into her teens and started singing professionally at age 16 and has since perfected her passion as a multidimensional artist. Born in Cairo, Egypt to a Nigerian Father and an Egyptian mother, AiRis spent her young adult years between Nigeria, United Kingdom, and Egypt. Although shy and somewhat reserved, AiRis grew up in a large family with 17 siblings. She was a very sensitive yet creative child with a strong attachment to her mother as her father being a politician and businessman traveled a lot so she barely saw or spent time with him. AiRis lost her father in 2007.
As time went on, AiRis began to find creative hobbies and skills to develop. She became more involved in the arts in school from music to fashion to craft; AiRis found her natural attraction to the creative arts. These discoveries helped create this new path for her passion that has made her become an artist. AiRis attended ADRAO high school Lagos, Nigeria and then University of Lagos for 3 years before coming to the United States in 2002 to attend George Mason University in Virginia where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial engineering. From Lebanon to UK, to France, Ghana, Egypt, UAE, Jamaica and Canada, AiRis is truly an international artist that has been influence by many genres of music. She spent a lot of time in Egypt and the UK as a result; she has a lot of Mediterranean musical influence as well as rock, pop and house music, as these were the dominating genres in those regions. Her musical inspirations growing up include; Sade, Sting, Michael Jackson and Madonna original and unique artists that have their own sound. Often compared to Tamia or Madonna, AiRis aspires to someday collaborate with Quincy Jones, David Guetta, DaftPunk, Darkchild and Cobahms as her career grows as an original artist. Armed with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial engineering an odd field for an Artist, AiRis wanted to re-connect to her passion as a singer songwriter and so, she decided to move back to Nigeria in the fall of 2009 to pursue her career. In 2009, AiRis worked with Trybe Records. She decided she wanted to create her own kind of music and ventured out on her own in the spring of 2010 and created AiRis Music, her own record label.
AiRis is currently managed by I’Manage Nigeria owned by Godwin Tom. In creating her music, AiRis tries to convey her feelings, experiences, and those of others in the words and rhythm of her style. Her style of music is alternative pop and soul music with various cultural influences, specifically African. “I think every song is a lesson or story that anyone can listen and relate to or learn from, no matter how small the message.” – AiRis In launching her debut single “Without you” produced by Chino Ojunta of C17 Music, AiRis secured Award Winning Director Adam Rush to produce her music video shot on location in Miami. “AiRis was great to work with. She is truly a professional who knows her craft and gives the best every time.” – Adam Rush Catchy, soulful and unique, AiRis brings a new dimension to music greatly inspired by the world. Her full Album “The AiRis Project” is set to release in August 2010. For more information on AiRis please visit www.airismusic.com.