Setoria - Singer, Songwriter, and Entreprenuer, fell in love with the way music made her feel at the age of 6. Growing up, she sang in church, school choirs, and also explored the art of theater by participating in musical plays.
Raised in the Washington DC area, Setoria continues to make her mark by regularly performing with various R&B and Go-Go bands around the DMV executing soulful cover and original tunes. Her first single, Shorty, released in May of 2014, hit the ground running with international recognition. She has worked with well-respected music makers and recognized in numerous blogs and magazines.
Setoria became the Music Brand Ambassador for the Smooches Woman Movement and co-wrote one of the Movement's curvy-girl anthems - Look at Us.
Her single Spell On Me, released in February 2016, was featured on the soundtrack of the independent movie - MUDA: When Time Is All That matters - An international independent feature film from Writer / Director, Prinze Whyee. The award-winning movie was created to highlight awareness to chronic kidney disease. Setoria was cast into the film playing herself as a night club singer. The movie received numerous nominations at the 2016 Nollywood & African Film Critics’ Awards (NAFCA) .
Setoria won the R&B/Soul Artist of the Year Award at the 2016 and 2017 Josie Music Awards . Her single Say My Name won R&B/Soul Song of the Year at the 2018 Josie Music Awards. The song's music video also earned a nomination at the Philadelphia Independent Film Awards and a win at the 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival for Best Music Video.
Setoria explored the world of radio as she served as a co-host to several internet radio shows. She also had the experience of producing her very own show advocating for independent artists in music, film and fashion. While deciding to end the show in the spring of 2017, Setoria continues to support independent artists, business owners, and others who are making a difference in their communities.
Setoria delivered a new wave of sultry inspiration in her latest single, Back 2 Me. The jazzy/soul vibe reflects the inner thoughts of a woman who has finally decided to live her best life, but first, she must clean out her closet. The motivational banger earned the R&B/Soul Single of the Year Award at the 2022 Josie Music Awards.
The well-rounded vocalist, songwriter, indi-activist and entreprenuer cites Chaka Khan, Tina Turner, Mahalia Jackson, Lauren Hill, Jill Scott, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, Millie Jackson, Miles Davis, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Bon Jovi, Rick James, Stevie Wonder and Chuck Brown as some of her biggest influences and inspirations. Her expressive lyrics in her music are recognized more as pages to her diary as she share stories of her personal experiences, thoughts, dreams, and nightmares.