Her name is Kayla Lys born Larissa Carmelle Carrilero in Douala to a Spanish father and Cameroonian mother. Her stage journey began from lending her face to fashion photographers to being elected at the regional beauty contest as Miss Murcia in Spain to singing in local choirs. Her encounter with Hope Music Group founder and producer Philjohn meant a new working partnership was sealed.
We caught up with her for a quick chat and this is how it went...
DC: Hello Kayla Lys, thanks for talking to us. How would your friends describe you?
Kayla Lys: Hello DC, they would say I am rather extroverted but cheerful, loving and a hardworker. Most of my friends and relatives keep telling me that I have the type of determination to achieve my dreams.
DC: What do you like to do when you are not recording?
Kayla Lys: I am usually working or studying (yes I still study lol!) but I love to hang out with my friends, go shopping, having fun and taking pictures. You just have to check my Instagram to see that I love pictures! I also love volleyball.
DC: Ok. So name three things in your wardrobe you cannot do without.
Kayla Lys: My HEELS! I'm so in love with shoes which I usually wear with lovely dresses.
DC: Being new in the Cameroon music scene, what do you think will make you stand out?
Kayla Lys: My love for everything that I do. I put all my passion to shine bright like a diamond as I truly believe we all have a light within us and it is our purpose to make it shine.
DC: Ok. So when did you first start to sing?
Kayla Lys: I started singing with a local church choir in Douala where I first discovered my real passion for music and I have been singing ever since till my record deal with Hope Music Group.
Far Away is the title of her debut song which will be released soon produced by Philjohn and co written by herself and label mate Yvich.