Matto’s dream of becoming an international music artist started at the age of 7 when she first started singing. Influenced by her mum who was a singer and song writer, Matto started singing as most young girls do, using anything she could find as her pretend microphone. Taking inspiration from a Jamaican artist, Lady Patra, Matto named herself Lady Matto. Matto would sing at school and at home, but she took singing a step further when she wrote her first song “Mi Paddy” with the help of her mum in 2002. This track secured Matto a record deal with Paradise Family (Jimmy Bee) and within four months, this track became big hit in Sierra Leone. It led to Matto winning two AWOL awards (All Walks Of Life) for Best New Comer and Best Single.