The super talented singer Aqyila (pronounced ak-ee-lah) returns with the music video to her infamous track, ‘Vibe For Me’. In 2020, inspired by a beat, she started singing about a bob shaped wig for fun on TikTok, titled “Bob For Me,” which ultimately took off and now boasts over 20 million views on the popular video-making app. Nearly 5 million TikTok users from around the world created their own videos to the track, and eventually, fans demanded a full version of the song, so she recorded her official debut single “Vibe For Me (Bob for Me).”
Taking viewers back in time with a nostalgic feel of the early 2000s, the music video for “Vibe For Me,” directed by Kevin Lien, showcases Aqyila’s bright and charming charisma. With lyrics like, “Nobody’s quite like you/ Baby you got confidence, it’s true/ You got away with your words/ Forget a stage, you’ll be heard/ You elevate, know your worth,” the all-female cast compliments the track’s message of positivity, female-empowerment, and self-love. Combined with her effervescent personality and her distinctive soulful tone, Aqyila’s meteoric talent and drive to succeed puts her on the right trajectory for rising stardom. Stay tuned for more music to come from Aqyila!
As a vocalist and songwriter, Aqyila leans on her instincts, first and foremost. Harmonies drip like honey without effort, while her dazzling vocal runs explode straight from the heart. Twisting and turning with ease, her voice naturally wraps around guitar-laced and beat-driven production drenched in soul with a touch of island flavor. She unassumingly breaks the boundaries between genres and borders. Aqyila continues to elicit an innate emotional connection from audiences worldwide, charting on Spotify across four continents and generating tens of millions of views and streams.
Born of Jamaican descent in Toronto, Canada, music surrounded Aqyila. The voices of gospel titans Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, and Fred Hammond piped through her home just as loudly as R&B favorites such as Dru Hill, Tyrese, Ginuwine, and Tamia. Her father even used to DJ back in Jamaica, sharing this passion for music with the family. Simultaneously, she obsessed over Nat King Cole and Whitney Houston before eventually discovering the likes of Jazmine Sullivan, Ari Lennox and Sabrina Claudio.
Prior to her viral success on TikTok, Aqyila gained attention on her YouTube channel, where she began posting cover’s during her first year of high school. Her cover of Alessia Cara’s “Here” and a Rihanna x Gyptian x PARTYNEXTDOOR mashup, receiving recognition from the artists directly. Aqyila has since cemented herself as an original songwriter with more of her own stories to tell.
Watch the full video below: