Emily Rose Kafoury (born November 20, 1995) known as NŌVA, is a Canadian singer and songwriter from Montreal, Quebec.
Emily Rose Kafoury was born in Montreal, Canada. At the age of 7, she began taking violin lessons which led her to find her true passion. The young singer claims that violin was a huge part of her life growing up and it helped her mold into the performer she is today. From the age of 12, she has been trained both classically and in jazz studies. Throughout high school, she took many theatre and broadway classes.
At the age of 19, she released her first single "More" independently to wide critical acclaim. She was featured on television shows such as Teen Wolf, Eye Candy, and The Vampire Diaries. She describes her music genre as Alt-Pop. "if you want to label it, because my music is not white, it's not black; it's grey. For smell, I'd say like, sea salt. I love that smell. It's fresh and it's distinctive. It's rare. And for taste, pizza. My music has layers."