Shay Lia, Montreal-based singer who is of French-Djiboutian heritage burst onto the music scene in 2016 after featuring on Kaytranada's hit 'Chances' and 'Leave Me Alone.' Her neo-soul sound was what first put her onto the international radar, but overtime her music has evolved to incorporate her love for Afro-beats and reggae. Her first EP Dangerous was released in 2019, and led her to be long-listed for the prestigious 2019 Polaris Music Prize. Her 2020 EP Solaris was largely inspired by Côte d'Ivoire, a country she and her family often visits and is perhaps the place where she feels happiest. Read below as she gives us the lowdown on her favourite spots in Abidjan.