Laika Fatien is a singer who was born in Paris in 1968. She is Black and Jewish. Her mother is a Moroccan-Spanish Jew, and her father is from the Ivory Coast. Fatien was raised mainly by women (her grandmother, mother, and aunt) in a Moroccan Jewish family. She studied at Ariam Ile de France, CIM and IACP. Carmen McRae, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln, and Diane Reeves are her inspirations.