Based out of Brampton (Toronto), Haviah has developed her skills as a songwriter, vocalist, producer, and performer, with a style of profound introspection and incisive socio-political critique. Her dynamic combinations of rap, song, and instrumental transition seamlessly from hip-hop to soul to afrobeats with a meticulous flow and cadence that transcends any traditional expectation of genre. Mighty pushes forward continuing to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hiphop.
2019 saw Haviah earn break-out success with her album, 13th Floor, making her the first hip-hop artist and the first Black woman to win the Polaris Music Prize, celebrating the “Best Canadian Album of the Year”. With her JUNO Award-winning mixtape, Stock Exchange, Haviah is the first woman to ever win within the Rap Album of the Year category. She was the only Canadian nominee at the 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards within the 'Best International Flow' category. Recognition has spread internationally, garnering praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, GRM Daily, and so many more.