British singer Poppy Ajudha was more or less drenched in jazz music since the age of five. Her father owned a nightclub in south London. Ajudha, now 22 years old, used to be enchanted by the musical magic of the countless vocalists and ensembles that took to the stage there. This sparked the desire in Ajudha to start writing songs at a young age and teach herself to play the guitar. Meanwhile, she was inspired by her mother’s feminism, leading to the socially engaged lyrics. Her use of social consciousness in composing still makes for an exciting combination of a razor-sharp message about racism and sexism, conveyed by her disarmingly warm and soothing voice. Ajudha is a woman on a mission who is able to incorporate the most controversial, politically laden themes into her captivating jazzy songs.