Witch Prophet on uncovering her East African queer roots

Ayo Leilani, better known as Witch Prophet, is a Caledon-based, Ethiopian-Eritrean singer-songwriter. Ahead of the release of her sophomore album, D.N.A Activation, she discusses researching her family tree and connecting to Toronto’s queer communities.

Listen to songs by Witch Prophet here, plus more tracks from other Xtra featured artists like Cartel Madras, TRP.P, R. Flex and more.

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