With deep family roots in Guyana. Lanya was born in Tottenham, North London, to Guyanese parents. Sang in the church as a child and forever involved in the arts. Such interest manifests itself throughout her school years and most recently on X Factor UK, where she reached the sixth chair challenge. ‘THIS IS CHRISTMAS “music video is the first in the line of many to come. This reflects Lanya’s values and passion as an artist but also as a proud Guyanese: family oriented, expressive, aspirational and soulful Diva.