Introducing 20-year-old Hertfordshire-based singer, songwriter, actress and dancer Miriam Nyarko with her brand new single titled ‘Built on You’. Written and composed by Miriam Nyarko, and produced by Samuel Jinadu, who has also worked with the likes of MOBO Award winner Still Shadey and The Voice UK winner Annatoria, ‘Built On You’ is an infectious musical offering that is driven by Miriam’s exquisite voice, her R&B fuelled harmonies and melodies, lush guitar arrangements, afrobeats-tinged percussion drums, and an uplifting faith-filled message.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Built On You’ and how the song came about, Miriam Nyarko says, “the track was created in under half an hour, and easily became one of the most favourite songs I’d ever written. The song is inspired by my Bible verse for 2023, Matthew 7:25, which says, ‘The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundations on the rock’. This song is my personal testimony shared to inspire anyone listening. This is my love story, my faith story, declaring that God is my firm foundation”.
Highly recommended if you like the sounds of Tori Kelly, H.E.R or Madison Ryann Ward, Miriam Nyarko found her passion for music from the very early age of four, when she started singing at her local church. She quickly unearthed her penchant for acting and dancing soon after, and was starring in her first West End musical at just 10-years old. Miriam has also been honing her songwriting skills from a very young age as well, winning a songwriting competition that gave her the chance to perform her original music at the renowned Royal Albert Hall when she was only fourteen.
Fast forward to 2023, and you might remember Miriam Nyarko as Miri in the Disney and BBC series Almost Never, or from playing a young Nala in the West End musical The Lion King, or from touring with the Royal Shakespeare Company on their award-winning shows, including The Boy In The Dress, and Matilda: The Musical, but the British, Ghanaian and Bajan native is also emerging as a rising singer and songwriter to watch in the UK’s R&B and Gospel music scenes. Following her debut single ‘Step By Step’ in 2020, she is ushering in her new musical universe with the brand new ‘Built On You’.