Maya was born in South Africa but is curently living in Dar es Salaam Tanzania. She describes herself as a Spoken Word Poet. Her biggest influences are poets Iyeoka and Kgafela Oa Makgogodi.
The young poet has been writing for as long as she remembers. Her writing covers a range of topics including some rather outspoken politcal views. Some of the more prevelant themes in her writing are Political, Feminist and Black conscious. A die-hard Afr(i can)ist Maya believes that "Afrika for Afrika is the order of the day"