She always knew she was going to sing. Her name is Ngohide Ruby Ann Gyanggyang.
Everyone just calls her Ruby.
At a very early age, her father introduced her to soul music. The music of Aretha Franklin, Miriam Makeba, Onyeka Owenu, Marvin Gaye, Whitney Houston, Yolanda Adams and more recently, Jill Scott, Alicia Keys and John Legend has influenced and shaped hers. While in Jos, she met M.I and Jesse Jagz, who were then both starting out in music. Before long, Loopy Music began, a group of young people interested in making good, sincere music. Together, they began recording and organizing the hugely popular jam sessions in Jos and Abuja.
Ruby’s music tells stories of life- of pain, passion, longing and love-about the all the mystery and wonder life is. Her songs reflect the same depth and beauty as those she grew up listening to.
When not making music with her 4-octave range voice, ruby engages in women empowerment: focusing on providing a platform through which female artistes can express themselves (such as her Diva’s Unplugged) and highlighting issues which affect women all over. She is presently working on her self-titled debut album.