Adya was born and raised in Chiba, Japan where she started piano lessons at the age of three. Then, by nine, the focus shifted to classical piano training.
Listening to English pop records allowed her to develop her vocal capabilities naturally; being eager to sing along to her favorite tunes which lead her to study voice at Berkeley School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Upon her return to Japan from the U.S., Adya started performing with her own jazz quartet in Tokyo and Chiba. In 2009, she met music producer G. Nii Amon Ashie while performing at a hotel piano bar s . . . [more]