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Portrait of Julia Doe Julia's singing ability started from about the age of 6, when she was sent to the renowned John Teye Memorial School in Ghana. The founder, Rev. John Teye, a gifted musician took her under his wing and taught her to play the piano. Julia accompanied him on tours around the country as his backing singer.

By the time she arrived in secondary school as a teenager, her reputation as a good singer had preceded her and she became involved in music and the arts through school plays, dancing and talent competitions. Her favourite pastime was learning songs by great artistes like Whitney Houston and Anita Baker and her favourite pastime was mimicking them. Julia felt very comfortable in front of audiences and she therefore took on the stage roles with great aplomb.

Her music however took a back seat after secondary school whilst she focused on other activities. In 1983 whilst attending a Christian event, she gave her life to Christ. It was at this time that she met a young Music Director, Tom Bright-Davies, who encouraged her to take her musical gift seriously. She joined a musical group – Come Back Inc., and toured the city; which was very exciting; as she was given the opportunity to sing lead for the first time in a choir. However, this new Christian experience was short-lived as the realities of daily Christian living became too much for her. She returned to the United Kingdom in 1988 and forgot all about God and music.

However, in 1993 feeling a strong urge to return to Ghana, she obeyed and subsequently rededicated her life to Jesus Christ and started attending the Family Worship Centre, a local church in Accra. She joined her church choir where she was once again reunited with Tom; who was the Choir Director. She met her husband, Douglas, a worship leader in the Church and they married in 1997.

Encouraged by Douglas, Julia recorded her début single album “Light My Way” in 2008 which was produced by Rev. Tom Bright-Davies.

Julia’s passion is to see peoples’ lives changed as hers was so dramatically transformed many years ago. She believes that anointed music is a powerful medium through which God gets through to people and transforms their lives.

Her latest project "We Cry Holy" was released in August 2014.

Julia and her husband Douglas; attend Kingsway International Christian Centre and they live in Essex in the United Kingdom.