By admin
26 November 2013

Rachel Funmilola Garton aka “Lola Rae” is a 22 year-old singer of Nigerian/Ghanaian and British Heritage. Lola Rae garnered national recognition as a dancer in the Street dance group “Myztikal” that competed in GWI Street dance (under 18) champions in 2008.

It wasn't until Myztikal auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in 2010 when her singing prowess was brought to the stage, with Simon Cowell singling her out at both the audition and semi-final stage that Lola Rae began to believe her dreams could become reality.Building up a catalogue of songs, Lola Rae launched her lead singles; an up-tempo dance track titled "Watch My Ting Go" and featured Bridge of (L.O.S.) and “High”, in November 2012 which saw her rise to international stardom.

In addition, she starred in Ice Prince Zamani’s "More" video as the rappers love interest.Lola Rae’s strengths lie in her Jazzy and Soulful feel, comparable to the vibe given off by greats such as Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse. Despite comparisons, Lola Rae ultimately prides herself in her uniqueness and it would certainly be wrong to box her solely into the typical Jazz & Soul mould.

Lola Rae’s musical journey continues to be successful; having currently released her summer single titled “Fi Mi Le”, featuring one of Africa’s hottest artists of the moment, Iyanya.